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Product Review: Slumberpod

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As parents, we understand the immense value of a good night's sleep, not just for ourselves but also for our little ones. Sleep is not only important; it is crucial for our functioning and survival in every aspect of parenting. Unfortunately, traveling with babies and toddlers often disrupts their sleep routine, leaving everyone feeling exhausted and irritable.

Our double slumberpod set up during our travels to Canada with two under two

This is especially true when we're on a vacation and don't want to waste precious time feeling that way. Thankfully, the SlumberPod is here to save the day! This remarkable product is specifically designed to create a cozy, dark, and private sleep space for your child, regardless of your location.

Having used the SlumberPod with both of our kids for over a year now, it has become an essential item on every packing list we create. In fact, it has earned the top spot as the most crucial item we bring along. If we were to ever forget it while traveling, I genuinely don't know how we would manage.

Let's delve into the remarkable features and benefits of the SlumberPod, and discover why it is an absolute game-changer for traveling families.

Portability and Ease of Use:

The SlumberPod truly shines when it comes to its exceptional portability. This product is designed to be lightweight and compact, allowing for easy packing and seamless integration with your luggage. We have personally taken it on flights and found it to be incredibly versatile. It has fit effortlessly into our checked luggage, carried on board, and even packed alongside our pack and play bag.

Setting up the SlumberPod is a breeze. The pod can be effortlessly placed over most playards or travel cribs, providing an instant private sleep space for your child. It even accommodates the dimensions of typical European pack and play models.

However, I would recommend familiarizing yourself with the assembly process before your trip, especially if you anticipate building it in a small space like a hotel room. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to assemble it swiftly and efficiently, ensuring a stress-free experience for you and your little one.

On average it probably takes us between 5-10 minutes for one person to set up by themselves.

Complete Darkness and Privacy:

When it comes to ensuring a restful night's sleep, the sleep environment plays a vital role. With the SlumberPod, you can create a blissful blackout effect that blocks out all light sources, allowing your little one to enjoy uninterrupted sleep. Whether you're staying in a brightly lit hotel room, a vacation rental, or at a relative's house, the SlumberPod guarantees that your child won't be disturbed by external lights. The privacy feature is equally impressive, providing a serene space for your child to sleep without any distractions or interruptions.

In our personal experience, we often find ourselves room sharing when traveling. The SlumberPod has been a game-changer for us, as it allows us to freely move around the room, keep the lights on, and enjoy activities like watching TV, even after the kids have gone to bed. Gone are the days of sitting in complete darkness, sipping wine in silence from as early as 7 PM. With the SlumberPod, we can reclaim our evenings and make the most of our travel experiences while ensuring our child's undisturbed slumber.

Breathable and Safe Design:

When it comes to our children's safety, there is nothing more important. The SlumberPod understands this and has been meticulously designed with safety in mind. Crafted from a premium, breathable fabric, it ensures optimal airflow, reducing the risk of overheating. Furthermore, the pod is completely free from harmful chemicals, providing a secure sleeping environment for your child. The large zippered opening not only offers easy access but also promotes ventilation, while the sturdy construction guarantees that the pod remains securely in place throughout the night.

I highly recommend opting for the version of the SlumberPod that includes the fan. As your baby grows a little older, you may notice that the pod can occasionally feel stuffy, especially during warm summer weather or if you don't have air conditioning. The fan, cleverly placed in the overhead pocket, significantly increases air circulation and eliminates that stifling sensation. What sets the SlumberPod's fan apart is its extra-long cord, allowing for convenient and easy access to any nearby outlet. This feature ensures that you can seamlessly plug it in wherever you may be, providing the necessary airflow to keep your little one cool and comfortable.


The SlumberPod stands out when compared to other blackout covers on the market. While some competitors may claim to offer blackout capabilities, the SlumberPod truly excels in creating complete darkness within the sleep space. It goes above and beyond to ensure an optimal environment for sleep, eliminating any sources of external light.

Moreover, the SlumberPod surpasses its competitors in terms of longevity. Other options may only cover the travel crib up to a certain height, rendering them ineffective once the baby begins to stand in the crib. This limitation can be frustrating and require purchasing additional solutions as your child grows. However, the SlumberPod eliminates this concern entirely. It adapts seamlessly as your baby transitions into the toddler stage, accommodating their need to stand in the travel crib. What's more, it even accommodates a toddler mattress once your little one outgrows the travel crib, providing continued functionality and value.

With the SlumberPod, you can rest assured that you're investing in a product that not only delivers superior blackout capabilities but also grows with your child, making it a versatile and long-lasting solution for your family's sleep needs.

Convenience and Cleaning:

The SlumberPod is not only easy to set up but also easy to clean. The fabric is machine washable, allowing for quick and hassle-free cleaning after your trip. The compact design of the pod means it doesn't take up much space in your suitcase or storage area when not in use, making it a convenient travel companion. You can check out my slumberpod folding tip here to keep it out of the way when its not in use.


The SlumberPod is a game-changer for families who travel with young children. Its portability, ease of use, and ability to create a dark and private sleep space make it an invaluable accessory for any parent. With its breathable and safe design, versatility, and convenient cleaning process, the SlumberPod ensures a comfortable and uninterrupted sleep experience for your child, no matter where your travels take you. Invest in the SlumberPod today and transform your family's travel experience into a well-rested adventure.


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