Best Travel Cribs of 2017

 

Whether you’re jetting off to Europe for a summer vacay or hanging at grandma’s for the weekend, your little one will need a safe place to rest. The best travel cribs are super portable to make your job as the baby-gear sherpa a tad easier.

Do you need a travel crib?

Many hotels and even home rentals will supply a travel crib (essentially a playard with a thin sleeping pad). But if you’re staying with family, or just want a crib you feel good about, a travel crib can be great.

Besides being a place to rest, travel cribs are also a safe place for your kiddo to play (no sweating the electrical sockets!). You can even use a travel crib as a napping spot on days spent at the beach or park.

Travel cribs generally accommodate newborns to toddlers about three years old.

How we chose our best picks

We asked thousands of real families about the baby products they love the most. We took the top products they shared with us and added our own research and insight to tell you about the best travel cribs.

             THE MAJOR MULTITASKER

                                Nuna Sena

WHY WE LOVE IT

This Dutch-designed travel crib is a cinch to fold and store - perfect for quick getaways (think: running late at checkout time). The SENA also has a bassinet attachment for smaller babies. It just brings the sleeping pad closer to the top of the travel crib rather than near the base.

KEEP IN MIND

This travel crib is heavy and not ideal if you plan on racking up frequent flyer miles.

WHAT PARENTS SAY

“The crib is easy to use. It has worked for us when we’ve needed it for travel and use at the grandparents’ house.” - Cristina

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Weight: 25 lbs.

Care: Spot clean with damp cloth

Measurements: 29.5” L x 41.3” W x 30.7” H

Recommended Use: Ages 0-3

                       EASY PEASY

                        

4moms breeze Playard    $299

WHY WE LOVE IT

It doesn’t get any easier than this: Push the center of this playard and it falls open and into place. Pull the center loop and it folds up. Basically, 4Moms Breeze just one-upped the SENA. It’s sturdy and roomy too, with a removable bassinet level for the sleeping pad to sit higher in the crib.

KEEP IN MIND

Like the SENA, the Breeze is heavier for a travel crib.

WHAT PARENTS SAY

“Compared to my friends who have other popular brands that include changing tables and a bunch of ‘extras’ the 4Moms Breeze only took seconds to set-up. So we were ready to go while they were still trying to figure theirs out.” - Mary Ashley

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Weight: 24 lbs.

Care: Spot clean with damp cloth

Measurements: 46” L x 32.5” W x 29” H

Recommended Use: Bassinet: For babies up to 18 pounds, or until the child can push up onto hands and knees. Playard: For children up to 30 lbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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