SlumberPod Review (SlumberPod)

What It Is

Traveling with baby can be stressful, and even more so when you try to figure out the sleep situation with baby in a hotel room. Most hotel rooms are just one room, and sometimes baby won't go to sleep if she sees that you're still there. And forget about mom and dad trying to watch TV or do anything with a light on after the 6:30 p.m. bedtime. But don't think your only solutions are setting up the travel crib in the bathroom or spending more on a hotel room with separate areas. Just use the SlumberPod, a portable privacy pod with a bottomless structure so it fits over standard play yards and travel cribs.

Once assembled, the SlumberPod is 50 inches long, 36 inches wide, and 55 inches tall. It's made of a breathable fabric set up over sturdy aluminum poles. Built-in ventilation panels provide even more airflow but still ensure that baby's sleep environment remains dark. If you need to easily access baby, just unzip the window. The company also recommends slipping a noise machine underneath the SlumberPod to help soothe baby and create a barrier to whatever sounds the rest of the family are making. There is a pocket where you could place a baby monitor.

You can easily take it apart and store it in the included carrying bag to make it easy to transport to your next destination.

Why Is It Useful?

The design of the SlumberPod creates a cozy sleep environment for baby, but this is really a more useful tool for parents who are trying to get a good night's sleep while being in the same room with their baby or toddler. (Depending on your child, it could take a few tries for him to get used to the SlumberPod. The company recommends setting it up at home first before your vacation.) It is kind of pricey for what it is, but families who do a lot of traveling might find the SlumberPod to be well worth it. You can actually use it over some portable toddler beds, too, so it's not something you would only use with a baby.

Who It’s For

You can use the SlumberPod with children who sleep in travel cribs or play yards, ages 4 months and up.

What To Be Aware Of

This comes with a knit polyester and spandex canopy, eight plastic pod clips, two collapsible aluminum rods, and a carrying bag.

The aluminum rods when assembled are very long, so in a cramped hotel room, just be careful not to knock anything over or scratch up the walls.

This does not use flame-retardant chemicals.

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