Best Baby Gear for Grandparent’s House

Going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house is a wonderful experience for children (errr…. for some I suppose, others may disagree!). Being around loving grandparents benefits children in so, so, so many wonderful ways. Getting support (help with the kids, quality time together, whatever!) from your own parents or in-laws is amazing for any family! 

But let’s face it – Grandparent’s houses are not always set-up well for new grandkids. It has been a long time since they had wee ones to worry about running around the house and frankly, times have changed! We take a lot more safety precautions with our kids than our parents did with us, and there are so many new and different products to make life with little ones around easier and more efficient. 

For those who will be spending lots of time with kids at grandparents houses (even for it’s for visiting far away verse down the street), it is nice to have that environment conducive to the health and happiness of young kids without wreaking havoc on grandma and papa’s style and space. Being in a house/space that doesn’t work well for families with young kids can be really tough – there is just so much to worry about and so much that just doesn’t work. 

The recommendations below keep in mind that this house is not yours and this space will need to go back together as it was at the end of the day – you’ll find collapsible, portable, foldable, or space saving options for all things kids below! 

Somewhere Comfortable to Sleep

For more on safe sleep options when traveling, visit my post here.

For Babies & Toddlers
Graco Pack n’ Play
Folding Crib by Dream On Me 
Lotus Travel Crib
Chicco Portable Crib
Dream on Me Travel Crib
Toddlers & Young Kids
EnerPlex Kids Inflatable Toddler Travel Bed with High Speed Pump, Portable Air Mattress for Kids
Little Sleepy Head Toddler Inflatable Bed, Perfect Kids Travel Bed
Inflatable Bed Rails Bumpers for Toddlers

Somewhere Secure to Eat 

Space Saving High Chair from Fisher-Price
Booster Seat with Tray
Baby Fast Chair
Joovy Folding High Chair
SmartClean Chair Mate 

Somewhere Safe to Play 

Regalo My Play Deluxe Extra Large Portable Play Yard
Superyard Colorplay 8-Panel Play Yard
Baby Playpen Kids Activity Centre
Costzon Foldable Baby Playpen
BabySeater Portable Playard Playpen

Room Darkening Options for Sleep

If your children are anything like mine, they need darkness to sleep!

SnoozeShade Pack N Play Crib Canopy and Tent
SlumberPod Privacy Pod for Traveling with Babies and Toddlers
Milliard Darkening Tent for Pack N Play, Baby Playard Canopy with Safety Vents 
Alvantor Canopy Bed Dream Privacy Space Twin Size Sleeping Tents Indoor Pop Up Portable Frame
Privacy Pop Bed Tent

If your babes will have their own room (honestly, a laundry room, walk-in closet, and bathroom all count when I say room…), consider using temporary blackout shades on the windows if need be:

AmazonBasics Portable Baby Travel Window Blackout Blind Shades with Suction Cups 
Jahoot Blackout Window Cling Film 
BOBOTOGO Blackout Pleated Shade 

Easy Meal Gear

For more on mealtime must-haves, visit my post here.

Easy Wash Bib Set
Spoon and Fork Set
Suction Bowl Set
Plate Set
Toddler Cups with Training Lids

Baby Proofing Products

For more on baby proofing your home, visit my post here.

Easy to Install Cabinet and Drawer Locks 
Electrical Outlet Covers
Cord Wind Ups
Sliding Cabinet Locks 
Anti-Tip Furniture Straps
Corner Protectors
Toilet Lid Locks
Stove Knob Protectors

Read On!

If you travel to visit Grandma and Grandpa – see my posts below for all things ‘families on the go’!