If you’re traveling with children, having a travel crib can be an important part of your preparations. From camping to flying across the country to visit grandparents, a travel crib can be an integral part of your traveling gear. We’ve done all of the research and review to bring you the best travel cribs on the market right now so that both you and your baby or toddler can sleep peacefully on the road.
Mattress: Here, we’ll let you know if the portable crib or bassinet comes with a mattress. Most of them do because they have to adhere to certain safety standards. It’s recommended that you use the mattress that the crib comes with.
Stand: Does the bassinet have a stand? Bassinets that have a stand will allow your child to be elevated off of the ground or floor and means they can be placed beside you relatively easily at hotels or friends’ houses.
Age Range: This is the recommended age range for the travel crib. It’s important to follow this as a rule rather than just a suggestion, as any older than the recommended age might become unsafe for your children.
Weight Limit: The weight limit will tell you the point at which the crib stops being safe for children. Again, this should be observed as an absolute rule to protect the safety of the children using the crib.
Size: How big is the travel crib? It’s important to know where it’s going to fit, and if it’s going to fold down small enough to be taken on a plane or used in a tent. We’ll let you know here.
Mesh Sides: A mesh side allow you to see your children and makes the sides of the crib more breathable and safe. Most of the travel cribs on our list will have mesh sides, but we’ll let you know here.
With all of that information, you’re ready to start looking at the best travel cribs on the market. In our research, we tried to choose a variety of cribs for different age ranges and purposes, so we’re sure that you’re going to find the one that’s perfect for your family! Our top pick and budget pick are highlights, so check them out before moving on to the rest of our list. So let’s get started with some amazing cribs!
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Samantha Dewitt is a lead researcher and writer for GeekWrapped, writing under a pen name. She gets excited about pet, baby, and science products and has over 12 years of experience.
Article last updated on:
September 29, 2019