Kidco Baby Play Peapod Travel Bed Toddler Sleep Mat Pad Shade Tent Camo 52.5"Regular price $87.99 Save $-87.99
Kidco PeaPod Plus Travel Bed Camo 52.5" x 34" x 22" - P4010
KidCo PeaPod: The Most Compact Bed for Toddler Travel
A bigger version of our PeaPod, the KidCo PeaPod Plus offers all the same great features and it just a little bigger – for children 1 to 5 years of age.
Great for camping, picnics and all your outdoor travels. Lightweight at just 3.75 pounds, the PeaPod Plus unfolds and is ready to use for your little one’s nap time during your outdoor adventures. Perfect take a long for sleepovers and hotel travel. Whether your adventures include the great outdoors or a weekend at home, your little one will sleep comfortably in their PeaPod Plus from KidCo! Designed for use with children 1-5 years old.
Infants can suffocate in gaps between extra padding and soft bedding. Use only the sleeping pad provided by the manufacturer. NEVER add a pillow, comforter, or another mattress for padding. To reduce the risk of SIDS, pediatricians recommend healthy infants be placed on their backs to sleep unless otherwise advised by your physician. Failure to follow these warnings and the instructions could result in serious injury or death.
DO NOT place the sleeping pad inside PeaPod. The sleeping pad is placed under the floor of the product and secured with snaps. OPEN WITH CARE-When removing PeaPod from storage bag, use caution as it automatically unfolds rapidly when the safety strap is removed. The PeaPod is not a toy. DO NOT leave a child unattended while zippered inside. The PeaPod does not offer complete sun protection.
Material Specs: Fabric: 100% polyester. Mesh: 100% polyester. Mattress Fabric: 100% polyester. Mattress Fill: 100% polyester. All mesh and fabric elements are UV coated and fire retardant. This product passes all required ASTM and Federal standards.
Bag: 19L” x 3.5”W x 19”H
Weight: 3.75 lbs
For use with children one to five years old
Lightweight mesh; great for airflow and as an insect screen
Micro-Lite sleeping pad comes pre-assembled and ready to use
Removable sleeping pad for easy cleaning
The primary mission is to make the logistics of traveling with kids easier. To that end, I love highlighting products that simplify the family travel process. And I always make sure to share my thoughts on whether certain travel gear is worthy of your hard-earned money. Up for review today is KidCo’s PeaPod travel bed.
The KidCo PeaPod is an innovative solution to one of the challenges of traveling with toddlers: trying to figure out where they will sleep. Toddlers usually aren’t quite ready to sleep in an adult-sized bed in a hotel or at grandma’s house. They can fall out or climb out too easily, which is particularly dangerous in a new location that might not be appropriately child-proofed.
There are a number of toddler sleep solutions but each has its limitations. Believe me – we’ve tried them all! Pack N Plays are too bulky to take along if you are traveling by air and too expensive if you are flying an airline that charges bag fees. (Pack N Plays are sometimes even too big for road trips if you have a full car.) Some hotels offer cribs, but often they are limited in quantity. Baby gear rental services can sometimes fill the gap at hotels and condos without cribs, but they can be very pricey.
What is the PeaPod?
The PeaPod travel bed addresses some of these problems. The PeaPod basically a popup tent with a full zip enclosure with a thin mattress underneath. It is recommended for ages 1-3. It folds up into a thin disk that is just a few inches thick and about the diameter of a large dinner plate.
I will be the first to admit that I was a PeaPod skeptic when I had my first child. My daughter was active and I just couldn’t see how she would be contained by a little nylon tent. So I didn’t give it a try until my second (mellower) child came along. It has been a purchase I’ve never regretted. I now regularly recommend the PeaPod to other traveling families, particularly frequent flyers who are always facing portability challenges.
The Bottom Line: Is the PeaPod Worth It?
I give the KidCo PeaPod a “highly recommend” for traveling parents of toddlers, particularly for those of you who travel in a way that truly makes space at a premium.