Traveling with a toddler can be quite an adventure, or it can quickly devolve into a nightmare. Either way, parents who decide to take their baby on a trip are brave people. Back in a day, toddler travels beds weren’t an option, which resulted in many sleepless nights for parents. Today, we have a wide selection of these products, so that is one less thing to worry about.
Toddler travel beds can be generally divided into three groups. The first one is inflatable toddler beds. These are the most common beds, as they are easy to pack and provide a nice air mattress for comfortable sleep. With an electric pump, they are easy to inflate. You can do it with a hand pump as well, but that will take more time and some effort.
The second type is foldable beds. They work on the same principle as foldable camping furniture. They are an excellent solution for visiting grandparents or car trips, but not very practical for air travel, as they are heavier and bulkier than inflatable ones.
Finally, we have pop-up tents. They provide a secluded sleeping area for your toddlers.
Below, we have listed one of each type of travel toddler bed. Hopefully, you can find the one best suited for your family.
1. The Shrunks Travel Bed
This is a very popular model. It is made from phthalate-free, BPA-free and lead-free materials, ensuring a healthy sleeping area. The bed has sides that prevent your baby from rolling off of it. It is easy to pack in its own bag and is very light, weighing just 7.8 pounds or 3.5 kilograms, and it comes with an electric pump. The sleeping bag is sold separately.
2. Leachco BumpZZZ Travel Bed
Designed with safety in mind, Leachco BumpZZZ Travel Bed comes with a soft side surrounding the mattress, preventing any nasty surprises during the night. It weighs 11.8 pounds or 5.3 kilograms. If you need a practical bed for grandparents’ houses that can be folded and tucked away when not in use, this is a great model.
Camping trips will also be much easier with one of these.
3. PeaPod Plus Infant Travel Bed
A pop-up sleeping tent, PeaPod Plus Infant Travel Bed is big enough even for older toddlers and kids up to 5 years of age. It is packed in a handy bag, which is easy to carry. It is also very light, weighing just 3.5 pounds or 1.5 kilograms. PeaPod has a sleeping pad on the bottom, providing a soft sleeping area, but comfort-wise, it can’t compare to air mattresses.