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Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

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Claire M.

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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: 108 NEUTRAL: 26
REGRET: 3 WANT: 221
  • 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

  • This crib is lightweight and easy to set up. Was perfect for an overnight trip to Grandma and Grandpa's. Can't wait to use this on more trips! 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

  • Light, quick to set up and is very compact for storage. Only downside is the requirement of a specific sheet and the Velcro tabs and slots to secure the sheet to mattress. Attractive & functional! Oct 06, 2016

  • Light, easy to set up. Seems comfy for baby Oct 05, 2016

  • So easy to set up, and baby slept very comfortably. And I love that it's free of chemicals. Oct 05, 2016

    • Holly J.
    • United States of America

    This is lightweight, easy to travel with and quick to set up. We ordered it on vacation b/c our son was too small for his bassinet. Plus it's light and compact enough to take as a carry-on Oct 04, 2016

  • It's been a fantastic travel crib for us. We love how easy it is to set up and break down, and how well our babe sleeps in it. We haven't used it as a carry-on yet, but like the option. Oct 04, 2016

  • The best Sep 11, 2016

    • Kate W.
    • United States of America

    awesome with bassinet Aug 16, 2016

    • Ashley R.
    • East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

    The best travel crib i have tried. Lightweight, Super easy to set up and take down. and nice to use as a playpen as well. We take this everywhere with us. The zipper locks from the outside, so no esca Aug 16, 2016

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  • 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

  • This crib is lightweight and easy to set up. Was perfect for an overnight trip to Grandma and Grandpa's. Can't wait to use this on more trips! 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

  • Light, quick to set up and is very compact for storage. Only downside is the requirement of a specific sheet and the Velcro tabs and slots to secure the sheet to mattress. Attractive & functional! Oct 06, 2016

  • Light, easy to set up. Seems comfy for baby Oct 05, 2016

  • So easy to set up, and baby slept very comfortably. And I love that it's free of chemicals. Oct 05, 2016

    • Holly J.
    • United States of America

    This is lightweight, easy to travel with and quick to set up. We ordered it on vacation b/c our son was too small for his bassinet. Plus it's light and compact enough to take as a carry-on Oct 04, 2016

  • It's been a fantastic travel crib for us. We love how easy it is to set up and break down, and how well our babe sleeps in it. We haven't used it as a carry-on yet, but like the option. Oct 04, 2016

  • The best Sep 11, 2016

    • Kate W.
    • United States of America

    awesome with bassinet Aug 16, 2016

    • Ashley R.
    • East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

    The best travel crib i have tried. Lightweight, Super easy to set up and take down. and nice to use as a playpen as well. We take this everywhere with us. The zipper locks from the outside, so no esca Aug 16, 2016

Everyone
  • 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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