Travel Cribs & Play Yards provide parents with a portable resting area for your baby to safely enjoy while on the go. Often, they are more lightweight, compact, and easier to move than a standard crib, simply because they are specifically designed to be a stripped down version of the one in your nursery. Many parents opt to use a travel crib or play yard while on vacation or just for a simple overnight adventure. Let’s take a look at some of the best choices for the year.
#1 – BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light 2
- The BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light 2 is very easy to set up in a matter of seconds.
- Since it’s such a lightweight choice (weighing in at just 11 pounds), it’s easy to use just about anywhere. Whether you’re taking it with you for a multi-night vacation, or simply using it in a different room of your home than where your standard crib is, it has several useful purposes.
- Built in, insulated mattress so you don’t have to bring along a standard crib mattress on the go. It’s very warm and keeps baby comfortable for hours to come.
- The sides are made from a mesh material that makes it easy to see through. You can keep an eye on your child from across the room if you’d like.
- The material covering the mattress can easily be washed in your machine in case of a spill or accident.
- Available in 3 different colors for a wide range of design tastes. Silver, Blue, or Black.
#2 – Graco Pack ‘N Play On the Go Travel Playard
- Folds into a compact ‘suitcase’ style carrying bag that makes it easy to carry along for traveling or on a play date to the park. All you need to do is push a button and it will allow you to fold & break it down with ease.
- The Graco Pack ‘N Play On the Go Travel Playard has fewer small parts than other options out there. Making it easy to keep track of everything you need when you’re on the go.
- Parents have the option of using the removable bassinet feature to allow their children a perfect space to relax and take cozy nap whenever desired.
- Toy bar is ideal for play time and to keep your little one entertained for hours to come. It has three dangling toys that are safe to play with.
- Super durable, strong, heavy duty frame keeps the unit stiff and sturdy when in use – however it’s remarkably lightweight for how strong it is.
- Sides are made from a mesh fabric that allows you to see your baby from a distance and also accommodates for generous amounts of airflow.
- Covered by a one year warranty in case of any failure or manufacturing flaws.
- The bassinet is suitable for children up to 15 lbs. The play yard is suitable for children up to 30 lbs, but less than 35 inches tall.
#3 – Graco TotBloc Pack ‘N Play Playard
- The Graco TotBloc Pack ‘N Play Playard is one of the most popular choices. Much larger and roomier than other varieties offering 38″ x 38″ of area for your baby to play in.
- Super-easy to set up. Takes less than 60 seconds to assemble it, making it ideal for parents who are tired of spending a long time putting stuff together.
- Made with bright colors to enrich your child’s imagination by letting them explore and interact with the included toys.
- Material is designed for easy cleaning. Just wipe with a warm wash cloth and some soap to clean up any messes. The included carrying bag can be washed in the machine.
- Mesh sides allow proper air circulation and a window of viewing for you to keep a close on eye them from a distance.
- Weighs in at only 25 lbs. and folds up into a carrying bad that makes it ideal for bringing it on vacation or on the road.
- Backed by a 1 year warranty.
#4 – Phil & Teds Traveller Crib
- The Phil & Teds Traveller Crib is one of the most lightweight options available. Weighing in at 7 lbs (with no mattress), you’ll notice it’s extreme portability right out of the box.
- Comes included with a self inflating therma-rest mattress that is super-insulated to keep your child warm, cozy, and safe.
- Available in two attractive colors. Either red or black.
- Made from 100% nylon which is safe for baby and easy to clean in case any messy accidents happen.
- Lightweight aluminum frame offers an ideal amount of support and a sturdy base so it won’t tip over when in use.
- Folds up and slings over your shoulder to make it easy to carry when you’re on the move.
- Can be used as a playpen, travel crib, or sleep station – whichever purpose you desire.
- Suitable for newborns on up to 3 years old.
- Takes less than 5 minutes to assemble and has added features that are sure to impress.