Toddler travel beds are an excellent choice for parents looking for a travel crib for a 2+ year old or if you would prefer a portable toddler bed.
Although many travel cribs are still a good choice for this age group, a toddler travel bed may fit your child for longer. If your child is used to sleeping in a normal bed then they will probably prefer this option.
How Does A Toddler Travel Bed Differ From A Travel Crib?
A toddler travel bed is basically a fold out bed which is suitable for toddler sized children. Unlike travel cribs, they do not have high walls and do not contain the toddler.
If you are unsure if you should be buying a travel crib or a travel toddler bed, check out our article about which to choose. There are several types – some fold straight out, some require assembling and other require inflating.
If you would like a toddler travel crib – one that contains your child more than a travel bed and is a travel crib suitable for toddlers, check out the travel crib guide here. There are many toddler travel cribs available.
Best Toddler Travel Bed 2019 Comparison Chart
If you know you want a toddler travel bed but don’t know which one, use the toddler travel bed comparison chart below to help compare features. You can sort the table by clicking on the columns.
|Name||Image||Weight||Age||Price||Our Rating (/5)|
|Leachco BumpZZZ Travel Bed||12lbs||2-6||See It||4.5|
|The Shrunks Indoor Toddler Inflatable Travel Bed||7.7lbs||2-6||See It||3.5|
|The Shrunks Sleepover Kid's Travel Bed||10lbs||5-8||See It||4.4|
|Regalo My Cot Portable Bed||6.2lbs||2-5||See It||4.0|
|Regalo My Cot Deluxe Portable Bed||3.5lbs||2-5||See It||4.5|
|Intex Kidz Travel Bed||3lbs||3-8||See It||4.0|
|AeroBed Mattress for Kids||10.4lb||3+||See It||4.0|
|Bestway Dream Glimmers Airbed||4lbs||3-6||See It||3.5|
What are the best toddler travel beds?
As with everything, this all depends on what you are looking for. The main aspects are usually how compact the toddler travel bed is vs how easy to assemble.
If you are looking for a travel toddler bed that is very comfortable, easy to assemble and also makes for a great play area, check out the Leachco BumpZZZ.
This is like a roll out mattress with side barriers. It is very comfortable and can be folded over to convert it to a cushioned seat for your child as well. The downside of this type is that they are not as compact or as lightweight as an inflatable travel bed making this an option best suited for road trips rather than air travel.
If you travel a lot and you want a travel bed for toddlers that is as compact and lightweight as possible then it is worth investigating inflatable toddler travel beds. These fold up far smaller and are lighter.
However, they have the drawback that they need inflating, so the set up time is increased. If you want a travel bed in this category, the best one is the Shrunks Indoor Toddler Inflatable Bed. Read more in our guide to inflatable toddler travel beds.
Another toddler travel bed option is a collapsible travel cot, like the Regalo My Cot. Cots such as these have a canvas top that goes over a frame, raising the bed off the group. The set up time compared to inflatable travel bed is much less, often less than a minute.
However the downside is that they do not fold up as small or are as light as an inflatable travel bed once deflated. These beds do not contain children as well as other types either. The main advantages to these types of beds are their strength and robustness and easiness to keep clean. This means they can be used outdoors as well as indoors, as a place to sit or nap.
All toddler travel beds mentioned on this site meet American safety standards.
What age are toddler travel beds suitable for?
The best travel beds for toddlers are a good choice for children who are two or older, as they should suit them for a long time. All of the above travel beds are recommended for 2 – 5+ year olds but in reality, they will probably fit these beds for far longer than this. For older kids, read our article about the best kids’ travel beds.
If your child is still in a crib at home, you may want to consider a travel crib instead. If your child is two, a travel bed can be a better option since it will last longer. The downside, of course, is that it will not keep your toddler contained, so if your child is not used to the freedom of a bed, there may be a bit of pain initially.
If you are unsure whether your toddler is ready for a toddler bed yet, check out this article.
Top 5 Toddler Travel Bed Reviews
Shrunks Indoor Toddler Inflatable Travel Bed Review
This bed is inflatable, making it a smart option for families on the go. The bed dissembles at 7.7 lbs and can be folded up compactly into a drawstring bag making for easy transportation.
The Shrunk travel bed lays low on the ground ensuring little chance of accidental injury from rolling off, and with ridged sides it is secure and confined. Meeting the new tough safety standards, the bed is overall a safe and secure travel bed for travelling families.
Leachco BumpZZZ Travel Bed Review
The Leachco Bumpzzz travel bed is a top travel bed not only due to its convenience, but because it is one of the safest travel beds available, with soft padding, a large surface for playing and allergen free foam.
The bed is very easily assembled, it rolls out to form a comfortable bed, and can be folded in half to make a comfortable chair or play area for your child and folds up compactly making for simple transportation.
The bed lies flat on the ground with raised cushioned sides and an indented center that ensures your child protection against rolling off. Overall the Leachco BumpZZZ Travel Bed is one of the best options for a travelling family ensuring comfort, safety and convenience.
Intex Kidz Travel Bed Review
Easy to inflate and deflate, thanks to the included free hand pump, there is a support structure inside the bed which means that kids don’t roll out of bed in the night, onto the floor. Of course, there is also the option to remove the support from the material if you need to also.
Weighing just 3lb, you can easily take this bed with you on many different trips, or it can be stored simply for sleepovers, the choice is yours. Fitting standard crib sheet size, this bed is easy to make up too, and the included carry bag means it is all very easy to take with you, without extra bulk.
Regalo My Cot Portable Bed Review
Ideal for children aged between 2-5 years, you can also use this particular bed for camping trips or sleepovers, as it is very easy to put up and down, and take with you – again, there is a matching travel case.
Colour-wise, you can pick between blue or pink. The bed is made of a combination of steel and plastic, with a durable frame to hold weight, and canvas bed cover which is reinforced for extra strength – you can use this particular bed indoors or out.
To open and close the bed, you simply snap it shut, and pull it open, safe in the knowledge that it is strong and clicks into place, whilst also being lightweight and easy to carry.
The Shrunks Sleepover Kid’s Travel Bed Review
Travel beds are a popular option for traveling families, with The Shrunks Sleepover Kid’s travel bed being one of my favorites. The bed is an affordable option for families on a budget while still ensuring safety, comfort and easy assembling.
The Shrunks sleepover kids travel bed features a signature sheet-tuck that fits all standard twin sized sheets, trademarked security rails preventing your child rolling off. The bed is inflatable and inflates in just one minute. It is a larger option than the Shrunks bed above and instead of being for toddlers, it’s for kids aged 5-8.
The bed includes a convenient carry bag, repair kit and a compact, powerful jetaire electric pump and is safe from phthalate, BPA and lead. Overall this is a great option for a travelling family.