Portable and Travel Cribs: For On-the-Go Babies
Portable Crib usually makes us confused for various names – Porta Crib, Travel Crib, Travel Play Yard, Portable Play Yards or others that come in the same meaning of “a safety space/place for baby while traveling”. In fact, it’s possible to take any play yards for a trip–there is some crossover between each type of play yards. Yet, believe us, you won’t be happy to struggle with any hefty and complicated gears at that time!
When compare to standard models, it has a relatively smaller size, fewer features or an unpretty look (in some models); however, these are compensated with your essential needs: easy to use, lightweight, compact enough for fitting your suitcases and handy to carry around. It also comes in various figures: tent-shaped, zipped dome, open-top or standard (like Pack ‘n Play) styles as designed for different ranges of uses –city trips (like his grandma’s home), on-plane vacations, outdoor activities, camping, or even adventurous trips.
So, for on-the-go parents, we recommend looking for a portable crib (or as a secondary play yard) for making your life easier.
Our recommendation market Reviews:
BABYBJORN has the most friendly-using crib
No fancy, no complicated, no struggling–BabyBjorn is accepted to be the most easiest to uses crib on the market. Among other complicated and full-featured play yards, this crib do the differences that parents and nanny needs –simple for everything! It needs less than a minute to set up, lightweight (11 lbs.), including the carrying case with handles and easy to transport. You’ll use this cinch until your baby reaches 6-7 years old.
From tons of market researches, this is a 4.5-star rating crib that rarely found– The Travel Crib Light stays in every “best review”. This crib is open-top; it may not be the best fit for babies whom their parents need more protection for wilder experiences, such as outdoor trips.
KidCo Peapod make affordable price & Practical gears
For outdoor-addicted activism parents, travel with babies is a must-have. Good news, Kidco Peapod offers various protection gears for babies to toddlers. Better news, they come at budget-friendly prices! Peapod is probably the most lightweight crib on the market (around 5 lbs.). It’s handy to carry around even by kids and small pack when fold. Moreover, it has fully protections: UV protections, tent-shaped that can be zippered to open ‘the roof’ and inflatable air mattress that can protect kids from cold and damp floors.
We love that Peapod makes a crib for every kid. Our best pick is PeaPod P4012, as it the most useful for normal uses. If you want self-inflatable air mattress, the P4012 model is available. Cranberry model is the lightest model for baby from birth and up.
Phil & Teds is the most durable outdoor crib
Phil & Teds Traveller is the most like BabyBjorn Lite but has ‘the roof’–triangle tent-shaped with zipper close top, little lighter, rather compact and comes handy carry bag, and comfy mattress. However, what makes popular is the aluminum frame that makes it stronger than others on the market, as well as full safety certified. Say, this is the full-sized bed for travel baby.
For its wise-size, we recommend it for those who plan to travel by airplane–the carry bag pretty fit for aircraft overhead locker (60cm/23”)
GoCrib offer handy & eco-friendly crib
Lotus Travel Crib is a great example of a combination of functional, style and green products. This porta-crib is a perfect gear for backpacking. But what makes it popular is non-toxic materials –Phthalate Free, AZO dye-free, comfortable mattress and lead materials, textiles, and paints. It is perfect for sleep and play, as well as, soft foam is approved for newborns & infants for overnight sleep (0-3 years old)
This crib isn’t tiny, but rather big ( 46 x 31 x 25.5 inches) –same size as a standard play yard. It’s quite pricy, but we recommend this great gear for outdoor and adventurous activities.
Graco makes featured portable crib
As Graco specializes for standard play yards which enhanced with useful features, Graco Travel Lite looks more alike miniature Pack ‘n Play–cross over between normal treat and portable bed. Unlike other travel beds, Travel Lite offers bassinet, little canopy, 20% smaller than normal models, pushed buttons for fold, wheels, easy use, and functional features.
Though 20 lbs. may lighter than general Pack ‘n Play (40 lbs), this pretty crib isn’t best suit for camping or adventurous activities and quit cumbersome for traveling by plane, too. However, this compact gear is recommended for traveling to grandma’s home and shopping places.