Most expectant parents spend time thinking about their future baby's sleeping arrangements. From mini cribs to bassinets to moses baskets, the options are a-plenty. And although most parents think about their baby's bed at home, they may not know about travel cribs for babies that allow them to sleep on the go or even just in different rooms around the house.
Before making a decision about which travel crib will best suit your baby, it's important to consider how you'll be using it. For instance, my family often has foster babies stay for a few weeks at a time, so a standard "pack and play" is our best bet to fit infants of varying ages. And the second most important characteristic: how lightweight or easy to break down the travel crib is. From personal experience, I've found that the lighter the travel crib, the more likely I am to take our baby girl out for the night.
For most parents, making nap time portable is essential for a little parental freedom and flexibility. So to take the mystery out of your travel crib decisions, Romper asked three child safety experts to weigh in on the most clever, safe travel cribs on the market. Some of these experts will note that a travel crib is CPSC-certified, which means that the crib complies with all government child safety regulations — always a good place to start when considering the safety of your child's sleeping arrangement. If you're searching for the perfect crib to make nap time elsewhere a (totally safe) breeze, this list is the right place to start.