The Best Portable Cribs For Taking Your Little One Anywhere— From Down The Hall To Across The World

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by Rachel Aschenbrand-Robinson
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BabyBjorn Portable Crib

The amount of stuff you have to remember to pack when you’re traveling with babies and toddlers is enough to give anyone a headache. Not to mention how forgetting the most obvious thing at home can ruin your whole trip. Plus it can be a costly mistake if you have to go out and buy an emergency backup. Hotel accommodations can be unpredictable, no matter how much research you do or what the reviews say, as can relying on relatives to have a safe spot for your mini to snooze (i.e., the crib your in-laws used several decades ago can look pretty dodgy and we doubt they have the latest toddler bed rail). You’re best off arriving at your destination prepared. With a convenient portable baby crib you picked out yourself (one that’s from 2020 and not 19-something), everyone—yourself included—will be able to get a safe, sound sleep.

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So what do you need to look for in a travel crib? Well, that all depends on the needs and preferences of your family. Are you looking for a foldable wooden crib you can use at home and take to grandma’s a few towns over? Or a lightweight convertible bassinet/playpen you can carry easily through an airport? From compact mesh styles that you can throw over your shoulder to more substantial, grow-with-your-kid options that last for years, we’ve found the best portable baby cribs to score in 2021.

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Best Portable Cribs

Best Mesh Travel Cribs

Best Travel Bassinets

Best Wooden Portable Cribs

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