Traveling with baby can be easy and enjoyable, given all the baby products, such as car seats, strollers, and baby travel beds, that are currently available to modern parents.
Car seats and baby strollers have long been necessary items that make traveling safe and convenient. Although not as essential as car seats and strollers, baby travel beds are also great items of baby gear that you should seriously consider owning. Car seats are required by law in all fifty states, and have been for some time. Strollers have been popular for decades. Before strollers, there were the old-fashioned buggies that you see in vintage photographs. There are people who still buy buggies today, although the versatility of modern strollers makes traditional buggies seem rather quaint and impractical for a modern lifestyle.
However, if you are going away overnight with your baby, a secure place for the baby to sleep is indeed essential whatever your circumstances. Although some parents just place their baby between them when sleeping in a hotel room, this is a controversial practice that is likely to result in little sleep for mommy and daddy. Most hotels or motels keep a limited number of cribs on hand, although these generally have to be reserved ahead of time, and one might not be available just when you need it. There’s also the issue of whether your baby will be satisfied in a “strange” crib, especially when in a strange place. Moreover, you may have legitimate concerns about the cleanliness of a hotel crib or the quality of its mattress.
The advantage of baby travel beds is that these concerns are eliminated. If you take your own bed for your baby, you don’t have to worry about whether a crib will be available in your hotel. A portable bed you carry along with you can conveniently and easily unfold wherever you are and whenever you need it. Plus, the travel bed will become familiar to your child, thus increasing his sense of security. In fact, if you use it regularly, a travel bed can become as familiar to your child as his or her own car seat or stroller. Perhaps you will even prepare your baby for your trip beforehand by having her sleep in the travel bed for a couple of nights at home. This is a smart practice many parents who use baby travel beds follow.
Portable beds are also perfect for overnight camping trips. Just place the travel bed next to you inside your tent. Other circumstances that could find your little one happy to have her own little bed available would be a day at a park or even the beach. In these cases, a crib would certainly not be practical or convenient.
If you are planning a day-long outing or several days away from home, give yourself time to make sure you have all the baby gear you need.
Any item that makes traveling with baby easier and more pleasant is a great thing for parents. Baby travel beds certainly fit that description!