Choosing a travel crib for your little one can be a bit daunting with so many choices out there. Depending on what your needs are, the variety of cribs seems endless and, by the end of the day, you probably are no further along in your decision. I have been there and know the feeling! I would like to share with you what I believe is your best choice in a travel crib for your baby. A BabyBjörn travel crib is, in my opinion, the best choice out there, bar none.
Comfort and Design
When looking for a travel baby crib, one of the most important aspects is surely the comfort for your baby. Otherwise what is the point if they are fussy about sitting in an uncomfortable environment? A travel crib is helpful when you are on the go and need something that will have your baby happy and comfortable. The BabyBjörn travel crib fits the bill. Unlike some of the other portable cribs out there, this crib does not have the support bars under the mattress. Those bars make for a very uncomfortable time for you baby trying to sleep, and for that matter when they are trying to play. The BabyBjörn travel bed sits on the floor so there is no need to rough support bars. If you have ever had to deal with a pack-n-play portable crib, you know how rigid the framing is for it. With no support bars, or beams in the way, your baby can enjoy an enclosed environment to play.
The BabyBjörn travel bed is designed with safety in mind as well. The four corner legs extend outward from the crib bottom making it virtually impossible to tip over. My daughter was very active and demanding at two; if she wanted to get out of her crib, she would find a way. With the pack-n-play I originally had, I worried she would eventually tip the whole thing over! With the BabyBjörn travel crib, I had peace of mind knowing that in her attempts to “escape”, she would not tip the whole crib over.
Ease of Use
How long would it take you to set up a pack-n-play? Five seconds? Ten seconds? I was lucky to have it set up in 2 to 3 minutes – and that does not include the time to lug it into the room! The BabyBjörn travel bed can be set up in matter of a few seconds. You basically open the travel bag, lift it out, it pops into place, and you insert the mattress. When I travel, the last thing I want to do is spend a whole amount of time getting my little one down and asleep – especially at night when she is cranky and tired. With this travel crib, I have it setup and my baby settled in very quickly.
How Easy Is It To Take A Pack-N-Play On A Trip?
Portability is extremely important for me when I travel with my daughter. Family is not close and so air travel is necessary. I would NEVER consider taking the old pack-n-play with my on a trip – it is too heavy, bulky and just plain awkward. With the BabyBjörn travel crib, travel is very easy. The travel bag that comes with the crib is slightly larger than a messenger bag or briefcase. This is idea when you have your child in one arm, and luggage in the other. I have not come across another travel crib that is so portable and light as this one. If you travel any amount at all with a baby, this travel crib is perfect.