The portable toddler bed's size and weight should make it ideal for travelling with your child, but you should not have to compromise on safety in favour of weight or ease of installation. The best portable kids beds are a combination of a light frame, raised edges, hypoallergenic cushions and should be free of any "wobble factor" once your child is snuggled into his or her blankets.
When shopping for the best portable child bed you might be tempted by themed varieties but you should bear in mind that the cutest bed will not necessarily be the easiest one to assemble, when you are out camping or are staying overnight at a hotel. Assembly of portable child bed frame and mattress should be quick and easy to do. If you do a lot of travelling you might not want to have to deal with an inflatable mattress after a long drive to your destination or you might resent having to carry a framed portable baby bed, that's so heavy you need a wheelbarrow to get it up the narrow path leading to your holiday cottage by the lake.
It is important to think of all the different uses your portable kids bed will be put through before going ahead with a purchase as well as all the other aspects such as safety and ease of assembly. You want your child to feel safe and comforted in unfamiliar surroundings, but you also want a portable toddler bed that's fun to look at – such as Thomas the Train toddler beds for example. You might prefer a wooden frame for portable toddler beds, because it is more in keeping with your desire for using only sustainable sources for our every-day requirements.
You can find portable child beds in specialist shops in your local high street, but you can also shop online, where an even greater choice awaits you.
Questions you should ask your supplier are for example: does the portable bed shake or wobble, when I place my child on the mattress? How long does it take to inflate the mattress and could it get a puncture? Can we use our existing mattress from our child's crib in any of the best child beds we see on your website?
Your specialist supplier should be able to advise you on any safety concerns you might have such as your child rolling out of the portable bed or the bed shaking too much, if you are planning to take the portable toddler bed on a cruise on your very own yacht.
If space is at a premium during your holiday, such as staying in a caravan or tent for example, you might like to look at portable folding toddler cots, which can be stored away behind a door or under an adult's bed during the times your child does not wish to sleep in its portable toddler bed.
Whichever portable bed you choose, above all your child should feel safe, comfortable and happy in the bed during sleeping and resting times.