For most families, when you hear Pack n Play what comes to mind first is that it is something you can easily set up and bring about just anywhere. But it is mostly not used in the before your kid even crawl. It is mostly seen as a good spot for sleeping for newborn but for parents with a toddler, this is a really good investment. If your little one starts to sit up, crawl, stand and most especially climb, the pack and play is a real life saver. I said this because the pack n play is durable enough to withstand weight and active motions but it is comfortable enough to sleep on too.
What are the benefits of having a pack and play?
- Conveniently use when looking after kids
- Great area for kids to play
- Comfortable for toddlers to sleep on
- Secure kids
- Can be transported easily
- Can be brought with you during travel like taking a plane, train , car, bus or boat
- It durable enough
Pack and Play for Travel with Toddler
The pack and plays are perfect for travel for the following points:
- Easy to use
- Compact size
- Durable construction
- Long term use
Best Pack n Play for toddlers
- Graco Pack n Play Playard
This is a popular choice cause you will find it all across the globe. When visiting your relatives, you need to have this playard handy all the time especially if you want your child to be looked after by their grandparents.
- Decent weight for traveling
- Have wheels for easy transfer inside the house
- Very easy to fold
- Very simple looking
- Not for really large toddlers
- Can easily break and jam
- Finicky set up
- Graco Nimble Nook
The Graco Nimble Nook is a prettier, more aesthetically pleasing model. It comes with nice patterns and cute more conservative colors. It is also lightweight and portable, you can bring it along during travels. It is perfect for babies and small toddlers. Aside from that its price is worth it.
- Much more attractive
- Suitable for babies to toddlers
- Has wheels so tranferring from one place to another is a breeze
- Compact and light weight
- Not suitable for bigger, heavier toddler
- Can easily break and jam
- Finicky set up
- The 4Moms Breeze Playard
This playard is for the hard hitters, meaning it can be used by toddlers with a weight of about 30 lbs. This is a very sturdy built playard and is quite heavy. I choose this because it is made of high quality material to withstand the big gymnast toddler using it.
Even though this item is heavy, it still is a still a good item to bring during travels because it is still easy to set up and fold. Aside from that, it is extremely durable and kids will enjoy playing with it when you travel with them. This pack n play sets up fast by just pushing down the middle column to set it up and pull the sides of the frame to secure it. And to fold it, all you have to do is to pull the loop in its center upward and the frame will collapse with it.
These are just some of the best pack and play for travel with toddler out there in the market today. There are many more of these kinds and some may be better than what I have listed here but I will discuss them in my next article.
- High quality materials used
- Durably built
- Can be used by big toddlers
- Very easy to set up
- More expensive than other models
- Needs to use custom pads or sheets
- Really heavy
- BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light
This is a lightweight travel crib perfect for travelers. It only weighs 13 lbs but is great for small toddlers for a relaxing night sleep.
- Can be used from infant to small toddler
- Easy to set up
- Very lightweight
- Not too durable
This is a crib that is ideal for travelling. Since it is very light and portable. It may not be as sturdy as its counterpart, but it gets the job down when you are travelling with toddlers. This is not for kids that are too heavy may not be ideal for rowdy kids. Packing this item is easy too, it folds just like a travel suitcase.
About the author:
Hi, thanks for reading my posts. I’m Sandra, founder of Baby Insider. I started this blog in order to help new parents understand and take care of their children better. This is also where you can find useful instructions and advices for almost everything that is related to mommy and baby as well as top products every mom should own. Hope you enjoy reading. Cheers!