If possible, set up the pod at home before your trip (the printed instructions are sewn into the draw-string carrying bag or can be downloaded here
IMPORTANT: Don't bend the poles with too much force (the poles are sturdy but not indestructible).
Always use in indoor, climate-controlled conditions.
Always set up SlumberPod away from window blinds and other cords that could present a hazard.
Do not add extra soft bedding. Remember that with any bassinet or playard, bare is best.
Check out this helpful blog written from feedback from customers: https://www.slumberpod.com/blogs/our-blog/received-your-slumberpod-helpful-tips-for-more-nighty-nights