Whether you’re going to grandma’s for the weekend or jetting off to Europe for a summer vacation, traveling with a baby is going to require some sort of travel crib.
A comfortable and safe place for snoozing is essential for you and your family to have a pleasant vacation while your child is still young. Hotels provide cribs or Pack n’ Plays, but I’m finding that many parents are bringing their own portable cribs with them.
These days, you can choose from breathable mesh styles to backpacks to grow-with-your-kid options. The best travel crib for you depends on the price, the level of portability and versatility you need, and where you’ll use it.
In this Article we will be reviewing the following items:
- Top Picks for Best Portable Cribs
- What to consider when buying a crib
- 2020’s Top 10 Cribs for Toddlers and Babies
- Final thoughts on Cribs you and your child will love
As the best overall travel crib, the BabyBjörn Travel Crib is a clear winner. It was our most important piece of baby gear when my daughter was young.
This ergonomic, portable crib provides sturdiness and support. It weighs just 13 lbs, making it great to travel with. The nice carrying case is good for air travel. Check with your airline for carry-on dimension guidelines, but some parents report flying with it as carry-on luggage.
It’s simple to set-up. The soft padded mattress rests on the ground, so this travel crib doubles as a soft (and contained) place to play and a sleeping environment. When you need to pack up, remove the mattress, fold in one leg at a time, and then fold the whole crib in half. It literally takes just a few easy minutes.
What’s more, once you’ve folded the crib and put it in its neat carrying bag, there’s room to throw in a few precious extras like small blankets and stuffed animals. You can remove the fabric and put it in the washing machine for cleaning.
I recommend that you buy it with the fitted crib sheet because it fits better than standard crib sheets. It is more of an investment than others on this list.
Ages: 0-3 years old
Weight limit: No upper weight limit
Dimensions: 19 x 23.5 x 5.5 inches (closed) and 44 x 24 x 32 inches (open)