When you're traveling with a baby, the last thing you want is another piece of heavy luggage. Today's travel cribs are lightweight and fit into compact carrying cases.
The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 (*Est. $250) weighs a mere 11 pounds. It sets up in seconds with one simple movement -- a welcome relief to traveling parents who don't want to sit in a hotel room trying to figure out the directions for a crib provided by the hotel.
The crib in its carrying case will likely need to be checked as luggage, though some parents say they fit it into a large suitcase or a plane's overhead bin. Parents say their children adjust quickly to the comfortable travel crib and fall right to sleep. Reviewers say its price is worth the investment.
The phil&teds Traveller (*Est. $180) is even lighter at just 7 pounds. Consumers say its carrying case can fit into a suitcase or an airplane's overhead bin, but they also note it is difficult to set up and disassemble. The crib's zip-away side makes it easier for parents to place the baby into the crib because they don't have to reach over the crib's tall walls. It opens up to the size of a full crib and has a self-expanding, insulated mattress to keep baby warm and comfortable.
The Graco Travel Lite Crib (*Est. $90) is the heaviest of the bunch at 19.7 pounds and is also is the smallest, so some babies may outgrow it quickly. It has a removable bassinet coupled with a crib/play yard. Its small size makes it easy to fit beside a parents' bed or in a hotel or guest room and its wheels make it easy to move.
For its comfort, portability and ease of use, the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 will make parents and babies happy travelers no matter where they go.