Best Travel Cribs for Babies

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Graco Pack ‘n Play

Best Travel Cribs: Graco Pack n Play

Starting at $60, the Graco Pack ‘n Play is also an affordable option for baby travel cribs. Set-up and take-down are quick, requiring just a few minutes of effort. The crib is spacious – great for sleeping or as a playpen. It also comes with a bassinet attachment so you can have your newborn (up to 15 pounds) positioned up high, or use it as a changing table.

The Pack ‘n Play does not have an inflatable mattress (just a thin pad), but most kids seem to be able to fall asleep on it just fine. There is no full-coverage canopy to cover the top, so the Pack ‘n Play won’t help shade your sleeping child from the blistering sun – less ideal if you’re looking for something you can use outdoors.

Weighing over 20 pounds, the biggest detractor of the Pack ‘n Play is its bulk and weight. That’s not a big deal if you’re primarily transporting this in the trunk of your car (or using it at home as a guest crib for visiting children). I would not recommend hauling the Pack ‘n Play with you on an airplane. With a child, stroller, car seat, and extra bags added to the mix, you won’t want to lug another big, heavy item to the airport.

Bottom Line: This is a good option if you’re planning to primarily use this around your house or for road trips (and your car has ample trunk space!).

About the author

Eunice and her husband have always loved adventure travel and the outdoors. They used to think that they had to cram in all of their traveling before getting "tied down" with kids. After realizing that they were never going to exhaust the list of places they wanted to visit, they agreed to have kids and figure out along the way how to include them in their adventures. They've had to make some adjustments to accommodate their growing family but have been rewarded with some of the best travel memories to date...and two little boys who love to explore the world as much as they do.

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