Whether it’s for indoor play, outdoor adventuring or just a safe space to place your sleeping babe, travel cribs have a multitude of purposes. Each travel crib on the market offers something a little different, so we’ve broken it down to help you find the travel crib that’s perfect for your family. Here are eight of the most popular travel cribs out there:
If it’s a lightweight travel crib you’re looking for, no other crib compares to the Phil & Ted’s Traveller. At only 6 lbs., this crib brings portability to a whole new level. Not only light, it’s also super compact. A zipped side wall can be opened during playtime and closed back up when it’s time for baby to rest. The set up takes a quite a bit longer than many of the other travel cribs on our list, but that aside, it’s perfect for jet setting families.
The latest generation of the 4Moms travel crib is everything you’d expect from this innovative brand. A simplified version of the classic Breeze playard, the Breeze Go makes traveling easy with the same effortless one-push open, one-pull close technology. You literally need one hand to set it up! But unlike its predecessor, the GO does not include a bassinet, which makes it more compact and portable — perfect to tote around your home and to take along on road trips or at grandma’s house.
Graco’s Pack n’ Play cribs are known for having all the bells and whistles and the Playard Jetsetter is no exception. An easy fold, lighter frame and convenient travel bag that can be worn as a backpack are just the start of what you get with this multitasking travel crib. The Pack n’ Play Playard Jetsetter also includes a bassinet with built-in vibration and a mesh domed canopy, perfect for outdoor napping. And as if that wasn’t enough, this crib also comes with a portable changing pad that quickly snaps off for convenient diaper changes anywhere.
The Nuna Sena Mini has the smallest footprint of the traditional travel cribs on the current market. This crib is brimming with innovative features including a one-handed fold that also collapses the included bassinet. It’s a fully breathable crib made with advanced air design which means even the mattress is made from all mesh material. Another unique feature is the included organic mattress sheet, so there’s no need for any additional purchases.
The sleekest of the group is the Travel Crib Light from BabyBjorn. The streamlined design makes it easy on the eyes, but this crib is so much more than it’s aesthetics. The Travel Crib Light is equipped with a simple open and fold mechanism and weighs in at only 13 pounds (including the carrying case). Mesh walls provide a breathable space for baby to sleep and play while also allowing you to keep an eye on your little one. Effortless setup and break down makes this travel crib perfect for playtime at home or on the go.
Guava Family’s Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib truly lives up to its name. Similar to some of the other cribs in our roundup, it’s lightweight, folds with ease and packs into a backpack style carrier–all the features ideal for travel. But what sets the Lotus apart from the rest is its eco-friendly design. The only travel crib to be certified to the Greenguard Gold standard, it is free of flame retardants, PVC, phthalates, lead, and more. Additionally, it’s completely breathable, making it one of the safest places for your baby to snooze while on the go.
Most travel cribs only accommodate children up to three years old, but if you’re looking for a larger solution you’re in luck. The PeaPod Plus from KidCo is suitable for children one to five years old. More of a tent design than a crib, it provides a safe and comfortable sleeping environment for children who have outgrown a traditional travel crib. Using the PeaPod is effortless. There’s no set up–it simply pops open into place, weighs just under 4 pounds and has a small, circular fold, making it an ultra-portable solution for most families.