Since one of my favorite activities is researching baby products online, I have taken on the challenge of the elusive travel crib, even though we technically don't need one right now. It seems there are so few on the market that are both good-looking and user-friendly. Those that fit into both categories aren't easy on the wallet.
Here are the contenders in my round-up:
|Baby Bjorn retailing for a steep 229 Euros. It snaps open in a second and comes with a nice travel bag. I would have trouble deciding what color to choose - the silver, black and blue available are all easy on the eyes.|
|Koelstra retailing for 90 Euros. This is the simplest design I've found and also touts an easy opening and closing mechanism. Unfortunately it doesn't come with a newborn attachment for sleeping, which would be nice given its large size, but this would be a nice travel crib/playpen, especially at its reasonable price. I love all the solid colors available, but lean towards black or sand.|
|This one from Babyhome (which would match our highchair) touts itself as a travel crib because it folds up easily for transport, but it looks like a glorified bassinet to me. It also breaks the bank retailing at a whopping 365 Euros. It does have a fun feature of alternating standing positions with the click of a button - you can set it to be still, rocking or wheeled.|
|But this newer product from Nuna takes the cake. It's got the easy-folding mechanism, the newborn attachment, and a simple design. It comes in red, raspberry and night. The price is not too hard on the wallet either, at 149 Euros for the full-size (it also comes a bit cheaper in a smaller "mini" size). |