Recently I came across an ad in Baby Magazine for the Peapod travel bed for babies. I have 5 children under 6, and I wish I had seen this 6 years ago! We don’t often travel very far (for obvious reasons) but we do have MANY family get togethers and would probably have used this at least once a week if we had had this! We always seem to be anywhere but home at nap time, and finding a place and a way to bed down a sleepy baby has not always been easy. And we all know what our kids are like without a nap……
In the past, we have bought extra portable baby beds like this portable crib, but it was big, bulky and took up too much room, and the babies never slept very good in it. This Peapod looks so convenient and much more comfortable and the best part is it’s covered. My kids are used to sleeping in a dark room, and at the relative’s house this isn’t always easy to accomplish, so the cover solves that problem, and could be really useful outside at picnics, etc. Being a bit germ-phobic like my mom, I really like that the pad is machine washable.
Anyway, it looked like such a neat item to have, I figured they must run at least $100 or more, but was pleasantly surprised to find out they are much less. The best price I found was at the BabyCenter Store, and they are 20% off right now. They also offer free shipping. I found them for close to the same price at Amazon, but the shipping added an extra $10. In the past I have found 10-15% coupon codes for Baby Center Store, but I couldn’t find any current ones. Oh well, 20% off sale is better anyway. I did find a really cute pink one on Amazon, but having twin boys, I think I’ll pass.
The reviews I found were very favorable, I didn’t find any that were not happy or had any problems with their Peapod. The only comments were they wish it came with a fitted sheet and they would’ve preferred loops on the ceiling to hang toys from. If you are handy with a sewing machine, (or velcro!) you could solve those pretty easily. Let me know if you have a Peapod and your experiences with it!
Here’s the blip from their website(you have to go there to get the 20% off):
KidCo PeaPod Plus Travel Bed
Now in a bigger size for older kids, this bestselling take-anywhere travel bed creates a clean, safe environment for sleep or play. Like a mini tent, it provides shelter from the wind and harmful UV rays, with zippered panels for easy access from nearly any angle. Virtually indestructible, the frame folds for storage or travel in the included tote. PeaPod Plus Travel Bed
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