Umbrella bed test bench: Whether on holiday or weekends, the folding bed is ideal as an extra bed. Our test bed of umbrellas.

Umbrella bed test bench
Umbrella bed test bench

The folding bed is very handy for children when going on weekends or holidays. Here are four umbrella beds on the trial bench.

How to choose the folding bed of your baby?

Who says “nomadic bed,” says mainly ease of transportation. So it all depends on whether you take the train, the plane or the car. In the latter case, it may be heavier. The age of the baby and the frequency of travel are also relevant. Thus, for a newborn, a small basket or a folding cradle is enough. On the other hand, the real folding bed is suitable for up to 3 years, which makes it profitable during the travels. Moreover, with a good mattress, it can also be used as a backup for grandparents, friends … Several folding systems exist. The most common are the so-called “umbrella” folding that opens and folds through the center and form a vertical column, once closed. Lighter models open in pop-up mode. Finally, The presence of a suitable mattress is essential for the comfort of the child. However, for safety, never add a mattress pad not specifically designed by the manufacturer.

Dream folding bed, Babyhome: individual infant

Babyhome Dream Portable Bassinet
Babyhome Dream Portable Bassinet

A modern and practical style: a real mattress with raised edges (a bit like a changing mat) to hold the baby, a soft padding inside 100% cotton, fully removable, and feet with the variable position.

Our opinion: a mini size, ideal for the newborn. We appreciate the stable position or rocking-chair to sleep the baby. Just, a high price. 0-6 months. 6 kg. Breathable mat and carry bag included. Dim .: l 84 x W 54 x H 72 cm.
Stars: 4/5
N.B.: 5 criteria for assigning stars (security/solidity, value for money, convenience, design, innovation)

Koo-di pop-up traveling bed: the lightest

Koo-di Sleep & Sun Pop Up Travel Bassinette
Koo-di Sleep & Sun Pop Up Travel Bassinette

The system of the opening (and closing) in pop-up makes it hyperfocal to handle. Super compact, it is also very light. Moreover, serves as much indoors as outdoors, in picnic: the mosquito net zips around the perimeter. The child sees through the mesh sides, very breathable, and the mattress is quite thick.
Our opinion: a small nest cocoon extra very comfortable. We want the same for the big ones! 0-6 months. 1 kg. Dim .: l 80 x 50 x 58 cm. Carrying bag included.
Stars: 3/5
N.B.: 5 criteria for assigning stars (security/solidity, value for money, convenience, design, innovation)

Light bed, Babyborn: top design

BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light
BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light

It unfolds with a gesture like a wallet and settles on the ground on its flared feet, without assembly or buttons to handle. The thick mattress ensures excellent comfort. The fabric is made of a mesh net, very soft and Oeko-Tex 100 standard: without toxic substances for the child, even if it touches it while sleeping.

Our opinion: super well-designed, both for the child and the parent who handles it. Just a little pricey. Up to 3 years. 6 kg. Dim .: l 112 x W 64 x H 82 cm.
Stars: 4/5
N.B.: 5 criteria for assigning stars (security/solidity, value for money, convenience, design, innovation)

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Cot Lullago, Chicco: very cozy

Chicco Lullago Travel Crib
Chicco Lullago Travel Crib

Its flared feet are very stable. Just remove them and fold the cradle in two to carry it everywhere, in its handy bag to carry on the shoulder. Comfortable, it has a real thick mattress (4,5 cm) and is at a right height to watch over the baby, sitting next to him.
Our opinion: well designed, we install the child either dark side to protect his sleep, or on the net to see his environment. 0-6 months (up to 9 kg). 7 kg. Dim .: l 92 x 56 x 69 cm. Carrying bag included.
Stars: 4/5
N.B.: 5 criteria for assigning stars (security/solidity, value for money, convenience, design, innovation)

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