If you’re a family that likes to travel, and you have a baby or a toddler in the family, one of the handy things that you might want to bring along with you is a travel crib. A travel crib is a crib that can be folded crib and brought with you anywhere you want to go, whether it is on a month long vacation on the other side of the world or just a few nights’ holidays with grandpa and grandma.
But if you do your research, you’ll find that there are so many types of travel crib in the market today, and you might have a hard time choosing which one is the best travel crib. Your choice could depend on a lot of things, so to make it easier for you, here are some tips you should consider when canvassing on which crib to buy.
1. Check to see how portable it really is
when talking about portability, what you should check is the weight and the size of the travel crib. Not only should it be small enough to fit into your luggage (if you are traveling by plane), but also in the trunk of your car when you are leaving for a road trip. It should not be too heavy that it will take up the weight set for your luggage or it would be too heavy to cart around with you in your travels. But it should also be big enough for your child and will give him or her enough legroom to feel comfortable.
2. It should be easy to use
nobody wants to spend their vacation huddled over a very complicated manual trying to figure out how to set up their travel crib. When buying, make sure to ask the salesperson to demonstrate to you how to set it up and how to tidy it up again.
3. Safety should be a priority
make sure that whatever crib you will choose, safety is one factor that you will prioritize. Make sure that they meet the standards set by the authorities. Do your research and have a shortlist of the safest and best travel crib in the market today before you go to the store to check them out. That way, you won’t have to look at all the one available and just choose the ones on your list.
4. Choose one that can be used for a long time
if you are the type of family that likes to travel, you might want to invest in a travel crib that you can use for years. Some are made to only fit babies but there are models that are large enough to accommodate toddlers and even preschoolers.
5. Make sure it will feel comfortable
no one wants to go on a holiday but sleep on a surface that is hard or uncomfortable. Make sure that whatever model you will choose for your child, the mattress will be thick enough for a good night’s rest.