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Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

LOVE: 116 NEUTRAL: 26
REGRET: 3 WANT: 228

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This super lightweight, easy-to-set-up (just 15 seconds!) travel crib actually folds small enough to fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane, and it’s got backpack straps so you can tote it wherever you go. It converts to a rocking bassinet so perfect for at-home use from the earliest days, and it’s side-zip means it also can be used as a play area for an older toddler.

The Catch: Parents complained about the excessive amount of velcro tabs needed to secure the mattress.

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LOVE: 116 NEUTRAL: 26
REGRET: 3 WANT: 228
  • One of our best investments! Lightweight, airline carry-on approved and so easy to set up! The Lotus has accompanied us everywhere from a trip to Europe to a day at the beach! Sep 05, 2017

    • Erin A.
    • United States of America

    We bought the solar cover also - and my kids use this as a fort too! Durable, easy. Aug 16, 2017

  • So far I've only used the bassinet feature, but I *LOVE* it! It's really light and easy to maneuver and their customer service is amazing, I had an issue with the legs at first and they fixed it ASAP. Aug 10, 2017

    • Beezy F.
    • United States of America

    Easy, easy to set up. and the carrier case is not too heavy! Aug 01, 2017

    • Lan Q.
    • San Gabriel , California

    We love this travel crib. It works for on the go trips as well as using at home. I love the side door. I am a petite person so it would have been tough to put baby in crib from the top. Jul 11, 2017

  • Very lightweight and easy to travel with Jul 10, 2017

  • We have the bassinet addon that our babe has been sleeping in since birth. It works great for us! Jun 22, 2017

    • Shyma S.
    • United States of America

    ok Jun 16, 2017

    • Julia B.
    • Arlington , Massachusetts

    Very easy to set up and carry and love the side opening. Jun 01, 2017

  • Easy to pack and set up. Can also be used as a play pen. The kids love it. Jun 01, 2017

  • We have this one and the Baby Bjorn and definitely like this one better. Easy to put together and take down, and our daughter sleeps very well in it. May 09, 2017

  • We love this set. We started with bassinet for our little one and will plan to use playard feature as she grows older. Apr 26, 2017

  • Literally obsessed. SO lightweight and easy to set up. We had a Nuna PnP for a while and returned it when my parents got this one because it was night and day easier to assemble for travel. Apr 22, 2017

  • Great!! We use this crib all the time and absolutely love it. Lightweight, has a backpack with it. We take it everywhere. The zip down side is perfect. :D Mar 07, 2017

    • R O.
    • Minneapolis , Minnesota

    This is great! Fits as a carry on Feb 25, 2017

  • I've had this travel crib for about 3 months now & absolutely love it. The crib is well made & feels substantial but is also incredibly light & easy to pack up & move. I also love how nontoxic it is. Jan 28, 2017

    • Deb F.
    • Stafford, Virginia

    Awesome gear! Folds quick and simply, functionality is fantastic, and carrys well either as a tote or backpack! Jan 24, 2017

  • Love Love Love this crib. We take it everywhere. It is lightweight, and there is no weight restriction because it sits on the ground. the backpack case is so convient, even fits in my suitcase! Jan 09, 2017

    • Ai L.
    • United States of America

    So easy to set up and break down and super light for carrying around or travelling! During the day, my baby loves crawling in and out the side zipper door with her stuffed animals. Dec 30, 2016

  • The best travel crib out there. It is light enough to carry as a backpack (we travel on the train with it), but comfortable enough for the baby to sleep in Dec 18, 2016

  • We use this crib both at home and when we travel. It's sturdy, lightweight, and no frills. Packs down small and fits in our large suitcase! Comes with bassinet option. Wish we'd gotten it sooner! Dec 06, 2016

  • Love the ease of set-up, the side-zip, the lightness, the eco-rating, the backpack, the fact that my son WILL SLEEP IN IT when we're on the road. Dec 01, 2016

    • Kate A.
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    I just got this crib and love that it folds into a backpack. It makes it so much easier to travel with and I love the zip open feature. Nov 08, 2016

  • Easy to set up and take down, lightweight so great for travel! The zip opening is great for nursing and easy in/out for parents. Nov 08, 2016

    • Naomi S.
    • United States of America

    We use this as the "crib" at the grandparents'. Fantastic little travel essential! Oct 19, 2016

  • Love this!! We are floor bed at home people and I love the freedom this travel crib allows. I also love the sides can be machine washed. Oct 09, 2016

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  • One of our best investments! Lightweight, airline carry-on approved and so easy to set up! The Lotus has accompanied us everywhere from a trip to Europe to a day at the beach! Sep 05, 2017

    • Erin A.
    • United States of America

    We bought the solar cover also - and my kids use this as a fort too! Durable, easy. Aug 16, 2017

  • So far I've only used the bassinet feature, but I *LOVE* it! It's really light and easy to maneuver and their customer service is amazing, I had an issue with the legs at first and they fixed it ASAP. Aug 10, 2017

    • Beezy F.
    • United States of America

    Easy, easy to set up. and the carrier case is not too heavy! Aug 01, 2017

    • Lan Q.
    • San Gabriel , California

    We love this travel crib. It works for on the go trips as well as using at home. I love the side door. I am a petite person so it would have been tough to put baby in crib from the top. Jul 11, 2017

  • Very lightweight and easy to travel with Jul 10, 2017

  • We have the bassinet addon that our babe has been sleeping in since birth. It works great for us! Jun 22, 2017

    • Shyma S.
    • United States of America

    ok Jun 16, 2017

    • Julia B.
    • Arlington , Massachusetts

    Very easy to set up and carry and love the side opening. Jun 01, 2017

  • Easy to pack and set up. Can also be used as a play pen. The kids love it. Jun 01, 2017

  • We have this one and the Baby Bjorn and definitely like this one better. Easy to put together and take down, and our daughter sleeps very well in it. May 09, 2017

  • We love this set. We started with bassinet for our little one and will plan to use playard feature as she grows older. Apr 26, 2017

  • Literally obsessed. SO lightweight and easy to set up. We had a Nuna PnP for a while and returned it when my parents got this one because it was night and day easier to assemble for travel. Apr 22, 2017

  • Great!! We use this crib all the time and absolutely love it. Lightweight, has a backpack with it. We take it everywhere. The zip down side is perfect. :D Mar 07, 2017

    • R O.
    • Minneapolis , Minnesota

    This is great! Fits as a carry on Feb 25, 2017

  • I've had this travel crib for about 3 months now & absolutely love it. The crib is well made & feels substantial but is also incredibly light & easy to pack up & move. I also love how nontoxic it is. Jan 28, 2017

    • Deb F.
    • Stafford, Virginia

    Awesome gear! Folds quick and simply, functionality is fantastic, and carrys well either as a tote or backpack! Jan 24, 2017

  • Love Love Love this crib. We take it everywhere. It is lightweight, and there is no weight restriction because it sits on the ground. the backpack case is so convient, even fits in my suitcase! Jan 09, 2017

    • Ai L.
    • United States of America

    So easy to set up and break down and super light for carrying around or travelling! During the day, my baby loves crawling in and out the side zipper door with her stuffed animals. Dec 30, 2016

  • The best travel crib out there. It is light enough to carry as a backpack (we travel on the train with it), but comfortable enough for the baby to sleep in Dec 18, 2016

  • We use this crib both at home and when we travel. It's sturdy, lightweight, and no frills. Packs down small and fits in our large suitcase! Comes with bassinet option. Wish we'd gotten it sooner! Dec 06, 2016

  • Love the ease of set-up, the side-zip, the lightness, the eco-rating, the backpack, the fact that my son WILL SLEEP IN IT when we're on the road. Dec 01, 2016

    • Kate A.
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    I just got this crib and love that it folds into a backpack. It makes it so much easier to travel with and I love the zip open feature. Nov 08, 2016

  • Easy to set up and take down, lightweight so great for travel! The zip opening is great for nursing and easy in/out for parents. Nov 08, 2016

    • Naomi S.
    • United States of America

    We use this as the "crib" at the grandparents'. Fantastic little travel essential! Oct 19, 2016

  • Love this!! We are floor bed at home people and I love the freedom this travel crib allows. I also love the sides can be machine washed. Oct 09, 2016

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  • Q: I would like to be able to move this between rooms and also between floors of the house. Will it fit through doorways? Thank you!

    asked by Nina D. - Mar 19, 2014

  • It might take some maneuvering. The good thing is it's really light, but the mattress takes a little time to Velcro to the base, which you wouldn't want to have to do often. I would suggest checking the measurements against your doors to be sure.

    Roslyn L. - Mar 19, 2014

  • Yes, absolutely. It folds in seconds and is very light weight!

    Iris C. - Mar 19, 2014

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