Summer Infant Deluxe Infant Travel Bed

I have a 6 month old who needs her space when sleeping. This means that when we travel she can’t sleep in our bed. My boys slept with us when they were babies and we were away from home but my daughter does not sleep well when we try it. This has become a problem because with all the luggage we need with 3 kids, I cannot imagine adding another huge item – a playard. In hotels I ask for a crib (I wipe it down before I put my daughter in it) which I have done but next weekend we will be travelling to someones home and we are trying to figure out what to do for her sleeping needs. She has outgrown her bassinet so now we need another compact option. When I stumbled upon the Phil & Teds Traveller, I was sold.┬áIt is the perfect portable bed for my daughter and the perfect travel option for Why I love it:

  • Weighs only 7 lbs without the mattress and 9 lbs with the mattress
  • Ultra compact – fits in your stroller, overhead bin in an airplane
  • Long term use (as opposed to other travel bassinets) – birth to 3 years (spacious enough for a 3+ year old)
  • Waterproof nylon fabric
  • Aluminum frame for durability
  • Thermally insulating blow-up mattress – your baby will not get cold!
  • Side zip so baby can crawl in and out
  • All sides and top are mesh windows
  • Looks like a rectangular playard but is way smaller and lighter when folded
  • Comes with a handy travel bag
  • Available in black and red

What I don’t like:

  • Set up take time – its like setting up a tent – there is a learning curve so it gets easier and faster but it will still take a little time to set up
  • Take down takes time and it is a little tricky to fit all the pieces back into the the travel bag
  • Cannot use a sheet with the mattress since it zips into the travel bed

The Traveller is perfect for my little girl, especially if I get the black one. When all sides are closed, it is fairly dark inside and my daughter needs it dark to sleep. Sure it may be a hassle to set up but I figure for the ease of transporting, 5 or 10 minutes of set up time is not a big deal. I am a fan over any other playard. The Phil & Teds Traveller is the one for me and hopefully you too!