What’s the best baby travel bed? Take it from two pro travelers: this one is the absolute best and works for kids 0 to 3 years!
OK, we hear you. You’re parents but you don’t want to lose your freedom to travel. And we’re there too! Alex and I have a 2 year old, and when Larson was born, we made a pact: Let’s travel with kids. So once he was 4 months old, we started traveling with baby in tow! But one of the biggest challenges to traveling, especially internationally: what do you do about a crib? Luckily, we’ve found the best baby travel bed that works for kids 0 to 3 years. Keep reading for more about it!
What’s the best baby travel bed?
We love to travel. When our son Larson was 17 months, we said: Why not go to Italy, Croatia and Spain? Most of the places we stayed, all of them Airbnbs, were not equipped for toddler sleeping situations. So, we decided to find a baby travel bed to bring with us.
What baby travel bed did we use? This Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light. And it’s the best. We cannot recommend this crib enough! A few reasons that we love it:
- It’s super light, perfect for traveling.
- It’s easy to assemble. I could even assemble the Baby Bjorn travel crib all by myself, which is saying something because I’m terrible even at putting together Pack N Plays! But the best part?
- It fits into half of a large suitcase! This was crucial to our ability to tote it halfway across the world with us!
The Baby Bjorn baby travel bed fits right into one side of this suitcase: Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside 28″ Luggage. This left the other half for our son’s clothes and our clothes and other items. We’ve continued to use this baby travel bed for road trips in the US and it’s worked perfectly ever time. Basically, we could not recommend it more!
Why travel with a baby travel bed?
What’s another benefit of using a baby travel bed? Sleeping in the same toddler travel bed every night is crucial for kids adapting to travel. For our Europe trip, we stayed in many different cities throughout the 3 weeks that we were gone. But each night at the end of each night, Larson had the same bed! So by the third night of our three weeks, he was totally adjusted to that travel crib.
This is the best baby travel bed that we’ve found! And our son Larson loves it. What other questions do you have about travel? Let us know in the comments below! Also, we have a detailed post about Traveling with Toddlers: A Survival Guide with lots of other recommendations.
More travel posts
Looking for where this baby travel bed has been? Here are some of the places we’ve traveled (with and without toddlers!):
- 3 Best Sedona Hikes!
- Santa Fe New Mexico
- Big Sur California
- What to Wear in Arizona
- Sonoma Wine Country
- Juneau Alaska
- Skagway & Glacier Bay Alaska
- Flagstaff Arizona
- Santorini Greece
- Amalfi Coast Italy
- Rome to Naples Italy
- Tellaro Italy
- Sibenik Croatia
- Malaga to Barcelona Spain
- Best Restaurants in Indianapolis (Broad Ripple and Downtown)
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.