Tips for traveling with and without a portable play yard
When shopping for a portable play yard, look for size and weight measurements of about two feet in width and 20 pounds or fewer in weight - though a few pounds heavier may be necessary if you want added features.
Traveling with a play yard is recommended for parents of babies that are less than six months old. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that infants of this age should sleep in the same room as their parents, but not in the same bed.
Traveling Without a Play Yard
If you don't have a portable play yard or you've not taken it with you, then you should be able to request one from the hotel in which you're staying - though for safety reasons, it's best to use your own. We recommend doing a careful inspection of whatever item the hotel provides. Some hotels may not have purchased new ones in some time. With older models, this may pose a safety hazard, while simple wear and tear of newer models can result in holes or damage that makes a play yard less safe.
During your inspection, check that the item is stable and free of damage and that the frame locks securely in place. The mattress should fit tightly, with less than two finger widths of space between its edge and the side of the play yard. If you spot any problems or potential concerns, request a different one.