10 Toddler Travel Beds Worth Buying, According to Parents and Shoppers

published Aug 2, 2023
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Baby Bjorn Travel Bed
Credit: Baby Bjorn

If there’s one thing parents can agree on, it’s that traveling with a toddler is not for the weak — especially when it comes to managing their sleep. When you travel with children, it’s inevitable that at one point or another, your kid’s sleep schedule is going to be disrupted. Whether it’s waking them up early for their first flight or packing them up in the car for a long road trip, you have to be prepared to make their next snooze as smooth as possible.

The best way to help make sure your toddler gets the sleep they need is by investing in a toddler travel bed. Designed to be used on the go, these beds bring a sense of comfort and familiarity to your toddler’s travels, whether it be across town or across the globe. Now, you don’t want just any toddler bed — you want the best one. That’s why we turned to Cubby’s very own team of parents (as well as shoppers like you!) to find out once and for all: What are the best toddler travel beds?

Below, we rounded up 10 of the most popular picks for every trip, whether you’re driving, flying, or heading to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Here’s to a good night’s sleep for everyone!

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When you think of a travel bed for your little one, there's one name that immediately comes to mind: the Graco Pack 'n Play. A favorite of shoppers and parents alike, this pick is also a go-to of many of our team members, with one mom sharing she kept her little one in one until he was well over 3 years old (but under 30 pounds, which is the max weight). Another pro tip, according to our staff? Invest in a proper mattress to fit it, like this pick from Dream on Me. "It makes it so much more comfortable and similar to a crib mattress at home," shared one dad.

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With over 10,000 five-star ratings, it's safe to say that the hiccapop Inflatable Toddler Travel Bed is a customer favorite. A personal rec too (it's my goddaughter's go-to), this bed makes everywhere feel like home. Complete with an included pump, it's designed with four bumpers for optimal safety and features a removable insert that makes this bed uber-customizable. Best of all, it's ready to go in 30 seconds.

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Whether it's for a nap or a good night's sleep, the Milliard Portable Toddler Travel Bed is a pick you'll want to check out ASAP. Coming complete with a fitted sheet, this bed surrounds your little one as they sleep so you can sleep soundly knowing they won't roll off. Perhaps the coolest part, however, is that because of its boxy design, it also doubles as a carryall for all your kiddo's sleep accessories, meaning you can store their favorite blanket, toys, and bedtime stories in the center, fold it up, and be ready to roll.

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If you and your little one are taking to the skies, you're going to need something foldable and compact. Say hello to the CloudSleeper. This inflatable toddler travel bed was designed with jet-setting parents in mind. It conveniently fits into its included packing cube for easy travel and comes with numerous features parents (and kids!) will adore, including a breathable air mesh cover, an integrated pump, and full-length side bumpers to keep your most precious cargo safe.

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Traveling somewhere where you already have a guest bed but are worried your kiddo may roll off during the night? We have the perfect solution: hiccapop's Inflatable Bed Rails go beneath the fitted sheet to create a secure barrier on either side of the bed that'll make sure no accidents happen. Best of all, they inflate with just a few breaths — no pump needed!

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was $74.99

This next pick is another staff favorite. The cute design of The Shrunks Toddler Travel Bed is coupled with its award-winning design that features bed rail bumpers, anti-squeak flocking for undisturbed sleep, a 30-second inflation time, and a carry bag that makes it easy to take with you. And to answer two of your most burning questions, yes it fits a standard crib-sized mattress and comes with a pump.

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was $34.99

For a foldable pick, check out the Regalo My Cot Portable Toddler Bed. This cot is simple and easy to set up: Simply unfold the steel frame, prop open the legs, and you have a bed in seconds. Holding up to 75 pounds, this pick is surprisingly lightweight and comes with a fitted sheet for added comfort.

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Baby Bjorn

The Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light is another travel bed our team loves. While definitely an investment piece, one mom shared that she particularly likes how close to the ground this pick is: "It felt so safe even as my toddlers got larger/heavier." Complete with a comfy mattress and fitted sheet, this lightweight bed is also incredibly easy to set up, extremely airy (thanks to its mesh design), and equipped with an easy-carry bag that makes taking it to and fro a dream.

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One of the latest releases from KidCo, the PeaPod is perfect for use both indoors and out. Looking for a way to keep your toddler safe and shaded while at the park or beach? This travel bed has you covered. Need a spot to lay your tot down for nap or bedtime? It works for that, too. With mesh sidewalls, a sun shade, and a micro-lite sleeping bed, what's not to love?

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If you're planning on taking a long flight with your little one, you may want to pick up a BedBox. This pick is exactly what it sounds like. Opening up to reveal a cozy mattress that transforms any airplane seat into the dreamiest bed, this pick doubles as a ride-on carry-on so your little one can have all their essentials in one place.