What is a travel crib?
A travel crib is a lightweight, folding, and easily portable crib that often doubles as a play yard (playpen). Travel cribs are perfect for many situations, from an overnight at the grandparent’s house, to your tiny European hotel room. Travel cribs meet safety standards and many can grow with your child.
Why do you need one for travel?
While you might think that cribs are standard in hotel rooms around the world, this is not always the case. And even when they are available, your baby might not sleep in one, and you may not even feel safe using it! Why?
1) Because the crib you request from the hotel might not be available, or worse. Do you really want your baby sleeping in a crib that might have been damaged by a previous guest? There are countless horror stories of broken, out-of-date, and even recalled cribs being lent out by misinformed hotels. Sometimes, the crib you requested isn’t even available, and many hotels don’t offer this service in the first place. Save yourself the headaches (and nighttime panic) and bring your own cozy travel crib instead. Your baby and your sanity will thank you!
2) Because hotel rooms are most likely not going to be babyproofed. Even if your child is used to co-sleeping in a big bed at home, a hotel room is a different story. Unless you plan to plug every outlet, wrap up every cord, cover every sharp corner, (and the list goes on) you can’t just let baby be in a place where they can get up and roam in the middle of the night. A travel crib is a must for containing your little one in a hotel room, Airbnb rental, a campsite, or even at grandma’s house!