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Road test: Parent-approved travel beds

Bed buddy
SwaddleMe Deluxe By Your Side Sleeper, $60
For families who prefer to stick together, this compact choice allows you to safely share the bed, so you can console and nurse your tiny roommate without ever slipping out from between the sheets.

Rock on
Ingenuity FoldAway Rocking Bassinet, $80
Setup is a cinch (and takes mere seconds!) with this portable option, which means your sweet pea can snooze in familiar territory whether at home or on vacation. Plus, the feet offer both rocking and stationary modes to suit your newbie’s needs.

Good vibrations
Happiest Baby SNOO, $1,160
This new kid on the block calms fussy newborns by intuitively responding with white noise and rocking. (More than 200 babes were tested and shown to cry less and sleep more!) Use it from birth to help your wee one develop healthy sleep habits from the get-go.

Close for comfort
Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper VERSATILE Bassinet, $190
Let your darling nod off nearby with this clever bedside bassinet that can rest on top of mom’s mattress or right alongside it. (The height and feet are adjustable, so it’s guaranteed to fit.) And its good looks don’t hurt either!

Gather round
Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome, $70
A new spin on the old play yard, this all-around winner boasts a comfy cushion for nap or play, overhead toys that up the fun factor and a canopy to guard against sun and bugs. It’s as great at the park as it is in the living room.

Take a turn
HALO Luxe Plus Bassinest, $300
Much-lauded among moms, this bedside favorite features a smart swivel, so you can pull your newbie close for midnight feedings and get out of bed without waking him. This fully-loaded model comes complete with lullabies, sounds, vibrations, a night-light and a nursing timer.