When traveling with baby, if I’ve learned nothing else it’s the importance of bringing a travel crib. Trust me: You won’t regret it — especially if you’re heading to the beach this summer! In fact, it’s on my 15 Essentials for the Beach list. Not only is a travel crib a safe place for baby to nap and sleep on the go, it’s great to have poolside and under the umbrella when you’re in the sand.
It’s also a nice extra hand so baby can spend some independent time playing with his or her favorite toys. Keep in mind, a travel crib is worth the investment because it’s something you can really use for the next few years! You’d be surprised as how much you may use it at home too.
Here are 6 of the BEST modern travel cribs to snag this summer!
The Must-Have Baby Item: A Travel Crib 1 of 7
Headed to Nana's? The beach? Just a weekend get-a-way? You'll need a this. Click-through 6 of the best travel cribs!
Breeze 2 of 7
The name says it all. You may have caught this baby on The Ellen Degeneres show but if you missed it, here's why it's one of my favorites. With just one push it's open. With just one pull it's closed. Forget struggling to properly assembled your playard. It's literally a breeze. Oh, and you can even purchase a waterproof playard sheet that is perfect for the beach.
Buy it from 4Moms for $299
Traveller 3 of 7
Only 7lbs, this baby is easy to tote anywhere! It's not just a crib, it's a play pen as well that is super-easy to set-up. Bonus: the full mesh sides so you can see baby clearly when at rest or unzip to create the perfect play zone.
Buy it from phil&teds for $199
Lotus 4 of 7
journeyBee 5 of 7
The journeyBee weighing just under 12lbs has plenty of fun prints and and colors to choose from. The lightweight portable crib with pop-open design is ideal for a day at the beach. The storage pockets aren't just on the carrying bag but the crib too! The washable and waterproof are made to last. As an iPhone gal at heart, the cell phone pocket is perfect for lullaby music.Buy it from ParentLab for $169.99
Travel Light 6 of 7
The sleek modern design of the Baby Bjorn Travel Light Crib wins me over. Along with the sturdy mattress so the travel crib stays firmly on the floor. Including the carrying case, it weighs just 11lbs and you can whip it up in a simple movement.
Buy it from various BabyBjorn retailers for $211
InGenuity by Bright Starts Washable Playard 7 of 7
If you're looking for a washable playard, you've found your match. The InGenuity playard is made of fabrics that zip off in literally, 60 seconds so you can machine wash them! Seriously the best right? The innovative design is great for environment a newborn too. It includes plenty of great features and options for easy portability like the One Less Stepâ„¢ folding system so you don't have to remove the playard's bassinet -- an added bonus. Offered in plenty of stylish fashions which includes one of you favorite Disney movie, The Lion King!
Buy it from Bright Starts for $159.99