EnerPlex Kids Inflatable Travel Bed Its top and side protectors will keep your child on the mattress all night, with tapered sides near the bottom to make it easy to get into bed. Includes travel bag and external high speed pump. The recommended age is over 3 years old. The dimensions aren't as long as the Phil and Teds travel crib above, so it's not my first choice for a portable travel crib.
It may work well as a portable bed for a 2 year old, but it will push it as a travel bed for a 3 year old. I like the longer length of the Phil and Ted commuter crib for my growing toddler. If you're looking for an option to use for your older baby or toddler, you'll need to check the size of the cribs you're interested in. Travel cots differ widely in size.
Some of the more compact cribs are light to transport and easy to store, but for this reason they will only last between 3 and 18 months. Others are larger and you can use them from 3 or 6 months to 3 years or even 5 years old, such as with the Bushbaby Nestegg folding travel cot. However, most foldable cribs, such as the Samsonite folding bubble crib, are a great option for camping, but they usually only last 6 to 18 months due to their size. When traveling with a child, you should know that you have covered all aspects in terms of making sure your little one is safe and comfortable on the road.
All travel cots for toddlers have a marked maximum weight, so check this before making a purchase. While travel cots are safe for babies and toddlers to sleep for short periods of time, they are not designed to sleep regularly for a long period of time. Travel cribs often come with a much thinner and harder mattress, and while it may be tempting to cover it with a folded duvet or pillows, thick, loose fabrics pose a choking and strangulation hazard. If you are vacationing in tropical climates or where there are a lot of insects, you should opt for a travel cot that can be fully enclosed.
If the travel cot goes directly to the car, the only thing that worries you is the size of the trunk (and how much luggage you carry). However, most children will be able to sleep in this type of bed for a little longer. Most travel cribs are designed with fabric mesh sides that will keep some insects out, but an open top crib doesn't cut it if insects, and especially mosquitoes, are a problem. Ask to see how the travel cot is assembled in the store to get an idea of its ease of use, or if you have a small baby, look for a foldable crib such as the Samsonite folding bubble crib, the Koo-di folding bubble crib or the Koo-di travel cot.
All the information you need about the safe sleeping requirements for travel cots and mattresses for infants and toddlers. This is the ideal bed for young children who are too big for normal travel beds, and you can sleep safely (just like them) with safety protections that prevent your child from rolling or falling out of bed. But with the quick removal of the lower shelf, the legs fold toward the center and the whole thing collapses and stows away in a travel bag.