It feels like the in-between stage for everything, since your toddler is probably too big for the porta-crib (or about to be too big for it), but not quite ready for the twin bed at grandma’s house or in your vacation rental. You don’t have to worry! A toddler travel bed is a thing, and there are plenty of options available to suit both your child’s needs and your budget. We wanted a portable toddler bed that would allow our children to sleep well while on vacation and give us peace of mind. It was important to us to find a portable travel crib that was easy to set up, lightweight, and large enough to accommodate our son as he grows.
Joovy Foocot Travel Cot
With a weight of only 6 pounds, your little one will actually be able to carry this one all the way to your destination. If only a mom could dream.) But seriously, the Joovy cot collapses into a bag that measures just 8 by 24 inches, so it can be easily slipped into a trunk or stowed in an overhead compartment of an airplane. As it is designed as a cot, it is lifted off the ground, so a lot of people like to use it for camping. Additionally, it is available in four fun colors, and it can hold up to 75 pounds, which means you can use it for quite some time to come.
Millard Portable Toddler Bumper Bed
Do you remember that feeling when you arrive at a place after bedtime or with an exhausted kid that’s ready for a nap, and you have to fight with a porta-crib to get it set up? This isn’t the case here at all. It is literally just a matter of folding up the Toddler Travel Bed, which is surrounded by soft foam bumpers, and you are good to go. In addition to this, you can also store a blanket and pillow inside, so it does make the bag a little bit bigger to travel with. The velour interior is also very cozy, and the mattress cover and the included sheet can also be machine washed.
Regalo My Cot Portable Toddler Bed
One of the great things about this cot is that it is not only affordable, but it is also strong, safe, and durable at the same time. A canvas cot top is included in the package, as well as a fitted sheet. It’s also very easy to fold up the cot in an accordion style, which makes it very quick and easy to store.
Kidco Peapod Bed
What’s inside a pop-up tent but a toddler bed? Your kids will love that! To prevent kids from rolling out of the bed, this option uses a tent-like construction rather than traditional rails/bumpers. A stroller can be a great option for everything from naps at the beach (it’ll be nice and shaded inside! ), to hotel trips when you need to ensure your child does not get out of bed without you. The bag weighs only three pounds and folds into a flat disc that can be packed into a suitcase.
Leachco Bumpzz Bed
For kids ages three and older, this option is wider than many of the others, so it is good for kids who like to move around while sleeping. Foam is used for the bottom and side bumpers, and the whole thing rolls up into a large bag. Some kids like to fold this bed in half to use as a pillow around the house.