A portable crib is handy at home, grandma's house, or in a vacation home. Though sometimes used in place of a full-size crib, it often is a supplement to existing nursery furniture.
Parents who like for their baby to sleep near them in the master bedroom find it easy to pull the Dream on Me 2-in-1 Folding Portable Crib (*Est. $120) next to their bed. It sets up quickly and folds easily to a compact size so it can be stored in a closet or under the bed. Locking wheels make it a breeze to move from room to room. It can be used as a playpen as well as a crib.
The Delta Portable Crib (*Est. $120) is very similar to the Dream on Me in that it is easy to assemble and fold away for storage. It folds down to a 6-inch width and can be used as a playpen and crib. Its wheels do not lock, so it's not as stable for active babies as the Dream on Me.
Professional and consumer reviewers praise the Bloom Alma Mini Urban Crib (*Est. $340) for its stylish design. The mini crib works especially well for urban dwellers who live in small spaces. It sets up easily and folds compactly. Because it is narrow, it can fit through doorways and be rolled from room to room. Taking it outside the home could be a bit of a challenge, though, as it weighs 50 pounds and many parents say their babies outgrow it quickly.
The Dream on Me 2-in-1 Folding Portable Crib is a versatile, safe choice that will last until your child outgrows the need for a crib, making it an option even to be used as a dedicated baby crib.