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Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

LOVE: 191 NEUTRAL: 39
REGRET: 5 WANT: 335

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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: 191 NEUTRAL: 39
REGRET: 5 WANT: 335
  • Love the zipper- it makes it easy to lay and spend time with baby without having to lift or bend over Apr 16, 2019

  • We love this portable crib and its minimalist design. I passed on ones with different heights because there were too many pieces. The only con is putting the sheet over the mattress can be tricky. Apr 07, 2019

  • It’s so light, I can pick it up at two weeks post partum. We have it set up downstairs so that the baby can nap as I complete chores Mar 17, 2019

  • There is a side zipper to get in and out of the crib. The is a lock on that zipper, so little one can’t just let themselves out. Genius! I feel like this company thought of everything with this crib! Mar 16, 2019

    • An N.
    • Seattle, Washington

    So light and compact especially compared to my Graco pack and play. My toddler still likes it bc he can zip in and out. Mostly used for my newborn. Mar 12, 2019

  • Originally I was hesitant about the zip open side panel, but it ended up being a lifesaver as leaning over to put our baby on the mattress could get tricky in the dark. Mar 09, 2019

    • Allison S.
    • Pocono Mountains , Pennsylvania

    Great! We use this a lot. Very easy to use. Mar 07, 2019

  • Take it camping and used outside. Very compact and love that I can unzip the side to nurse baby during the night with little disturbance. Mar 07, 2019

  • Lightweight playard with storage backpack makes for smooth travel. Easy set up with quality materials gives parents peace of mind. Zipdoor creates a welcoming environment for play, sleep, and nursing. Feb 08, 2019

  • absolutely LOVE this. best traveler crib ever. super lightweight and convenient to take on short or long trips. Feb 08, 2019

  • We have this and it will probably function well as a playpen on the go, however my daughter would not sleep in it. The mattress is plastic-y and cold, which would wake her up every time! Feb 07, 2019

    • Karen B.
    • United States of America

    Our 5 month old has slept well in this crib in our room since day 1. Love the mesh sides and zip down door for easy soothing without picking up. High quality crib with zip-up airport friendly bag. Jan 30, 2019

  • Sets up super quick, weighs hardly anything AND I use the rocking bassinet conversion in our room before baby gets moved to crib once they get too big. It travels everywhere with us. Jan 12, 2019

  • So lightweight compared to a pack and play, and since the bag doubles as a backpack it’s much easier to travel with. Only cons: special size sheets and the mattress can’t be tilted for reflux babies. Jan 03, 2019

    • Molly B.
    • United States of America

    We bought this used. It is SO much easier to travel with than a normal pack n play. Two "issues": velcroing the mat down and the height of the putting the baby in from the top if you are petite. Jan 02, 2019

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  • Love the zipper- it makes it easy to lay and spend time with baby without having to lift or bend over Apr 16, 2019

  • We love this portable crib and its minimalist design. I passed on ones with different heights because there were too many pieces. The only con is putting the sheet over the mattress can be tricky. Apr 07, 2019

  • It’s so light, I can pick it up at two weeks post partum. We have it set up downstairs so that the baby can nap as I complete chores Mar 17, 2019

  • There is a side zipper to get in and out of the crib. The is a lock on that zipper, so little one can’t just let themselves out. Genius! I feel like this company thought of everything with this crib! Mar 16, 2019

    • An N.
    • Seattle, Washington

    So light and compact especially compared to my Graco pack and play. My toddler still likes it bc he can zip in and out. Mostly used for my newborn. Mar 12, 2019

  • Originally I was hesitant about the zip open side panel, but it ended up being a lifesaver as leaning over to put our baby on the mattress could get tricky in the dark. Mar 09, 2019

    • Allison S.
    • Pocono Mountains , Pennsylvania

    Great! We use this a lot. Very easy to use. Mar 07, 2019

  • Take it camping and used outside. Very compact and love that I can unzip the side to nurse baby during the night with little disturbance. Mar 07, 2019

  • Lightweight playard with storage backpack makes for smooth travel. Easy set up with quality materials gives parents peace of mind. Zipdoor creates a welcoming environment for play, sleep, and nursing. Feb 08, 2019

  • absolutely LOVE this. best traveler crib ever. super lightweight and convenient to take on short or long trips. Feb 08, 2019

  • We have this and it will probably function well as a playpen on the go, however my daughter would not sleep in it. The mattress is plastic-y and cold, which would wake her up every time! Feb 07, 2019

    • Karen B.
    • United States of America

    Our 5 month old has slept well in this crib in our room since day 1. Love the mesh sides and zip down door for easy soothing without picking up. High quality crib with zip-up airport friendly bag. Jan 30, 2019

  • Sets up super quick, weighs hardly anything AND I use the rocking bassinet conversion in our room before baby gets moved to crib once they get too big. It travels everywhere with us. Jan 12, 2019

  • So lightweight compared to a pack and play, and since the bag doubles as a backpack it’s much easier to travel with. Only cons: special size sheets and the mattress can’t be tilted for reflux babies. Jan 03, 2019

    • Molly B.
    • United States of America

    We bought this used. It is SO much easier to travel with than a normal pack n play. Two "issues": velcroing the mat down and the height of the putting the baby in from the top if you are petite. Jan 02, 2019

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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