Ben Sung, the manager of Magic Beans Wellesley, is the guy to ask about… well, virtually any product you need for your baby! Here’s his take on a travel essential you won’t want to leave home without.
A travel crib (or Pack N Play, as they are known on the street) can either make or break a whole travel experience – a bad one can be really cumbersome, tough to set up, or awful to break down. And how relaxing can a vacation be if you’re spending hours of that precious time fighting with your travel crib? So our selection of travel cribs cuts out the ones you don’t want – all three of our top picks are easy to tote and easy to use.
Babybjörn Travel Crib Light: This is our top pick for families that are always on the move. This crib is the lightest of the light, courtesy of a brand everyone has heard of: Babybjörn. This family-owned company has been in the baby industry for over 50 years. Every product they make, from the legendary carrier to the catch-all soft bibs, has years of experience and feedback behind it, and the Babybjörn Travel Crib Light is no exception. Whether you’re travelling by plane or going on a road trip to Nana’s, this crib will be a cinch to fold up and stow away in the included suitcase-like bag. Weighing in at a minuscule 13 pounds (including the carry bag!), this travel crib is a best bet for those vacation-loving parents!
4Moms Breeze: Looking for a travel crib to keep at your mom and dad’s house? We’ve got you covered there too! The 4Moms Breeze is the perfect bed-away-from-home for your baby. 4Moms, known for innovative products like the Mamaroo, has put in the same knowledge and creativity into creating this great travel crib as well. The Breeze stows away with just the pull of a strap, and features a bassinet as well as a changing pad that makes this a great all-in-one package. For the parents who need a convenient play yard to put the baby down or the grandparents who want an easy-to-use crib for their house, the 4Moms Breeze will be a welcome addition to your baby arsenal!
Nuna Sena Travel Crib: This travel crib is just fabulous all around: the Sena can do it all! Nuna is a new company on the scene, just recently brought over from Europe, but they’ve made a big splash with innovative, modern, and cool-looking products like the Leaf and the Zaaz. If you’ve seen how the Breeze folds, you know exactly how the Sena folds; just the pull of a strap. The Sena sports a bassinet height that uses the same size sheets as the full-size height (no need to buy a million different sizes!). And it has a travel-friendly weight of 22.4 pounds. This standard-sized travel crib is perfect for the parent that wants that one perfect crib for home and abroad!
Of course, the best way to make a decision about any product for your baby is, if you can, to come in and check our floor models. Come to one of our six convenient store locations and let us give you the tour!