Choosing the best travel cribs for babies or best portable cribs for travel, 2020 guide
Looking for the best porta cribs or portable traveller cribs? Good news: we’ve found some really good ones!
The difference between portable baby cribs and travel cribs
Although these terms are being used interchangeably there is a slight difference. Travel cots are made to make baby travel and toddler travel EASY. Yes, it can be easy 😉 They are lightweight and made to take along with you throughout airports, destinations far far away and as hand luggage in an airplane. They are very small and made for -yeah- letting your baby sleep in it. Travel beds often come with a mattress. Portable baby cribs on the other hand are bigger most of the time. They do fold very easily but are slighty heavier to bring with you. The upside is that they can function as a portable play yard (and -if you’re (not so) lucky- as a night play yard) ) for your little one. They won’t always come with a mattress.
That being said, the line is thin and a good portable crib can easily be a good travel cot and vice versa.
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What are the best travel baby beds?
Best portable travel crib (backpack)
Guava Family Lotus travel crib
for travelers when you want to be sure your crib can be carried with you as a carry on
for light sleeping babies your baby is less likely to wake up when you lay him down due to the zipper opening which makes you able to lay your baby down gently. This is also perfect if your baby nurses to sleep.
This awesome portable travel crib is a one of a kind. It folds up really small so it’s perfect to carry with you while traveling. Also it is great as a pack ‘n play. The zipper completes it all and makes is easy to lay your baby in the bassinet without waking it up.
Also looking for a co sleeper to keep your baby close during the night at home too? Check out this post I wrote.
Best non toxic crib
Baby Bjorn travel crib
best for sleeping thickest travel cot mattress
The Babybjorn travel crib is a very popular crib. This high quality crib offers you a lot of convenience and is very easy to bring with you. With the thickest mattress of all travel cribs your baby will for sure sleep well!
Best portable crib to carry with you at all times
This is one of the best portable baby cribs and it is very popular. No wonder why!
Lightest travel crib
Phil and Teds travel crib
lightest of all with only 6lbs it weights less than your baby
Phil & Teds portable traveller is loved by many but some others don’t like it because of the light material which is not so sturdy and because it is not the easiest travel crib to set up. It depends on what you are looking for: if you want to have a very lightweights travel crib that can also be used as a play space then this one will be great. Are you looking for a sturdy crib with a soft mattress then you might want to look further 🙂
You find other great bassinets for small spaces that can also be used as a portable crib in this post.
Best travel cribs for toddlers:
Best portable toddler bed
Kidco Peapod travel cot
from baby up to 5 years suitable for babies as well for toddler and kids up to 5 year old
The Peapod plus infant travel bed is really a good purchase if you would like to have a tent like bed for your little baby that still can be used up to the age of 5. Because it’s easy to set up and to fold and because of the great use outdoors it is a perfect travel bed if you love to camp.
Which ones do you think are the best portable baby beds out there?
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