Photo: Carrying the Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib through security at the airport (Photo via Eric Bowman)
Having your own gear helps parents know that their child is in something clean and safe - and that includes needing a place for them to sleep. Yes, most hotels have a crib you can borrow, but these are not always guaranteed. Nor are they always the most sturdy-looking pieces of furniture from my personal experience. After one such experience, I decided to invest in the Guava Lotus travel crib, and I'm so thankful I did.
This crib packs into its own large backpack that is easy to carry through an airport, sets up quickly and easily and provides your little one with a guaranteed safe place to sleep. There's even a zippered side, making this item double as a play yard if desired.