Looking to hit the road with baby this summer? Or venture out on your first international vacation?

Among the (many) travel-friendly items you’ll need to consider, none is more important than a safe, comfortable place for baby to sleep… because the last thing you want to do is mess with baby’s sleep, am I right ? But you also don’t need another bulky piece of baby gear to lug around, either. So what’s a mom to do?

Look no further. We’ve researched the ins and outs of traveling with baby and found the five best travel cribs perfect for your next family adventure. All our picks are safe, compact and, most of all, easy to transport.

So pack your bags, mamas—here are the top travel cribs you won’t want to leave home without.

The best travel cribs

baby bjorn travel crib light

Baby Bjorn

Travel Crib Light


Weighing in at only 13 pounds, this travel crib is super light. It’s compact enough to easily carry with one hand or even pack in a suitcase, making it perfect for just about any type of family adventure. And setup is super easy; once you get the hang of it, it takes about a minute until it’s ready to go.

Comfort-wise, the Baby Bjorn scores big points. The mattress is much comfier than most other travel cribs on the market that we’ve tried, and the mesh sides allow for great airflow so you won’t have to worry about your little one pressing her head up against the sides. The Baby Bjorn works for kiddos up to 35 pounds so it’s truly worth the investment.

breeze go crib


Breeze Go


There may be a lot of complicated things to figure out during your motherhood journey, but this travel crib isn’t one of them.

With one simple push, it is ready to, well… go. Seriously, it’s that easy. (Closing it is just as simple, with a pull instead of a push.) It’s also one of the larger cribs on our list, and is suitable for babes up to 30 pounds, making it the perfect choice for a family who’s looking to get a lot of mileage out of their travel crib.

It’s so easy to open, close, and wheel around that it can also double as a portable play yard for an on-the-move mama who needs a safe place for baby throughout the house.

guava family lotus

Guava Family

Lotus Travel Crib


Described as an ‘everywhere’ crib, the Lotus boasts a setup time of 15 seconds, fits in a carry-on, and folds down into a bag with convertible backpack straps for extra-easy transport. Featuring a 42″ x 24″ mattress, it’s the largest crib on our list, leaving plenty of room for your little one to grow. It’s also completely breathable, allowing for great airflow and an unobstructed view of your babe.

The most fun feature? A side door, which can be zipped open and closed—only by you, of course!—turning the Lotus into a fun play space that your little one will love going in and out of on her own. Adorable!

nuna crib


SENA® Aire Playard & Travel Crib


One hand is all you need to quickly set up or fold this airy travel crib. The mattress can even be put in higher or lower bassinet positions so that it can easily be changed as your little one grows.

Between the mesh sides and ventilated mattress, there’s airflow coming in from all angles. Plus, it comes with a changer so when you’re on-the-go, that’s one less thing to worry about.

joovy playard


Room Playard


This highly rated style combines a bassinet, changing table and playard. Your baby can sit in the bassinet and move with you as you move around and as they get bigger there’s the roomy playard for them to play in.

There’s also a huge side pocket and a diaper station. Plus, the changing table flips over so you get full access to the playard.

graco crib


Pack and Play On the Go Playard


What’s not to love about the budget-friendly price of this traditional pack n’ play? Your baby can drift off to sleep in the bassinet and then have space to play in the spacious playard.

It features a storage pouch on the side, a soft toy bar and, of course, the signature push-button fold for a quick and easy close.

A version of this post was published July 6, 2018. It has been updated.