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Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

LOVE: 139 NEUTRAL: 28
REGRET: 4 WANT: 252

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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: 139 NEUTRAL: 28
REGRET: 4 WANT: 252
  • This is a great travel crib. We've taken it to grandma's and it's super light and easy to set-up and take down. Can't wait to take it on our long trip. FYI: mattress is updated to be secured by clips Jan 19, 2018

  • I absolutely LOVE this product. We also bought the bassinet converter kit and our son slept next to our bed for 6 months. YOU CAN FLY WITH THIS! Pack down is a cinch and it folds into a backpack! WIN! Jan 15, 2018

  • Love this! We carried it on the plane without any problem. Baby was able to easily fall asleep, and when she struggled in new places I love that I could lay by her. Easy to set up and take down. Jan 14, 2018

  • Super easy to set up and take down. Only thing I find tedious is looping the mattress through the Velcro straps. But it’s absolutely necessary because the mattress won’t stay flat otherwise. Jan 03, 2018

    • Aly G.
    • DENVER, Colorado

    Such an amazing playard for multiple reasons! To start they have above and beyond customer service. My little one loves it, it’s comfortable. . Easy to use and travel with. Love the side opening Jan 02, 2018

  • Convenient and easy to use. I love that we can partially lay in the crib with baby and that we don't have to bend over the side to pick him up or set him down. Dec 13, 2017

  • Love the easy side access and portability of this playyard Nov 30, 2017

  • We travel a lot, so the relatively compact size and light weight (~13 pounds) was very important to us. This crib only takes a minute or two to set up. Nov 26, 2017

  • I bought this hoping to easily move the baby from room but as a bassinet, you must remove the bottom fails to fold. Also, we found the angle of the legs to be a tripping hazard. Nov 24, 2017

  • Love how compact and lightweight this folds, plus that door on the side was much needed for our needy baby. Nov 13, 2017

  • So amazing! Folds up so small and light. I️ love the side door. The ability to nurse or sooth your baby to sleep. Nothing else like this. Love this product! Nov 11, 2017

  • Absolutely love it. It is super lightweight and easy to assemble. The fact that there is no weight limit is a huge bonus. Nov 07, 2017

    • Erica B.
    • Charlotte, North Carolina

    We have owned this Travel Crib and the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib. By far this is our favorite. Its super compact and could be used as a carry on if you're traveling via airplane. Super Quick Setup! Nov 07, 2017

    • Tracy L.
    • United States of America

    SUPER light and easy to set up. May not last as long if you have a large/tall child (our just-turned-2-year-old can no longer fit) since it's not as long as a standard PNP Nov 05, 2017

  • The crib is easy to setup and pack up, wearable as a backpack and fits as a carry on on the airplane. My only dislike is the thin mattress is semi suspended and doesn’t seem to lie completely flat. Nov 01, 2017

    • Kari S.
    • United States of America

    I LOVE this travel crib. 11 lbs. Fits in my large suitcase or has backback straps if I want to carry it on. Sits on the floor for a better night sleep than a pack in play. EASY setup. Oct 22, 2017

    • Amy Y.
    • Durham, North Carolina

    Easy to use, collapse, and travel with. My baby first slept through the night in this! Oct 20, 2017

  • No weight limit since the mattress sits on the floor, folds up very small! Oct 19, 2017

  • Perfect for traveling and my baby sleeps better in this than his bassinest! Oct 18, 2017

  • My kids love this playard. Easy to set up and pack away (with some practice). My 2 yr old slept comfortably in it when we were in a house with no crib. Get the bassinet accessory too!! Oct 09, 2017

    • Kara B.
    • United States of America

    I enjoyed the zip access that allowed the crib to become a "play tent", but I don't feel that this is worth the steep price tag. A far more inexpensive pack-n-play does the job just as well. Oct 08, 2017

  • Super lightweight, easy to set up and great carrying case backpack. I love that you can zip down the side and lay next to them if needed. Oct 05, 2017

  • We splurged and bought this for a trip to Costa Rica. It is much lighter and compact than your regular pack n play, was so easy to assemble and take down, and the mattress is so soft and plush. Sep 21, 2017

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  • This is a great travel crib. We've taken it to grandma's and it's super light and easy to set-up and take down. Can't wait to take it on our long trip. FYI: mattress is updated to be secured by clips Jan 19, 2018

  • I absolutely LOVE this product. We also bought the bassinet converter kit and our son slept next to our bed for 6 months. YOU CAN FLY WITH THIS! Pack down is a cinch and it folds into a backpack! WIN! Jan 15, 2018

  • Love this! We carried it on the plane without any problem. Baby was able to easily fall asleep, and when she struggled in new places I love that I could lay by her. Easy to set up and take down. Jan 14, 2018

  • Super easy to set up and take down. Only thing I find tedious is looping the mattress through the Velcro straps. But it’s absolutely necessary because the mattress won’t stay flat otherwise. Jan 03, 2018

    • Aly G.
    • DENVER, Colorado

    Such an amazing playard for multiple reasons! To start they have above and beyond customer service. My little one loves it, it’s comfortable. . Easy to use and travel with. Love the side opening Jan 02, 2018

  • Convenient and easy to use. I love that we can partially lay in the crib with baby and that we don't have to bend over the side to pick him up or set him down. Dec 13, 2017

  • Love the easy side access and portability of this playyard Nov 30, 2017

  • We travel a lot, so the relatively compact size and light weight (~13 pounds) was very important to us. This crib only takes a minute or two to set up. Nov 26, 2017

  • I bought this hoping to easily move the baby from room but as a bassinet, you must remove the bottom fails to fold. Also, we found the angle of the legs to be a tripping hazard. Nov 24, 2017

  • Love how compact and lightweight this folds, plus that door on the side was much needed for our needy baby. Nov 13, 2017

  • So amazing! Folds up so small and light. I️ love the side door. The ability to nurse or sooth your baby to sleep. Nothing else like this. Love this product! Nov 11, 2017

  • Absolutely love it. It is super lightweight and easy to assemble. The fact that there is no weight limit is a huge bonus. Nov 07, 2017

    • Erica B.
    • Charlotte, North Carolina

    We have owned this Travel Crib and the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib. By far this is our favorite. Its super compact and could be used as a carry on if you're traveling via airplane. Super Quick Setup! Nov 07, 2017

    • Tracy L.
    • United States of America

    SUPER light and easy to set up. May not last as long if you have a large/tall child (our just-turned-2-year-old can no longer fit) since it's not as long as a standard PNP Nov 05, 2017

  • The crib is easy to setup and pack up, wearable as a backpack and fits as a carry on on the airplane. My only dislike is the thin mattress is semi suspended and doesn’t seem to lie completely flat. Nov 01, 2017

    • Kari S.
    • United States of America

    I LOVE this travel crib. 11 lbs. Fits in my large suitcase or has backback straps if I want to carry it on. Sits on the floor for a better night sleep than a pack in play. EASY setup. Oct 22, 2017

    • Amy Y.
    • Durham, North Carolina

    Easy to use, collapse, and travel with. My baby first slept through the night in this! Oct 20, 2017

  • No weight limit since the mattress sits on the floor, folds up very small! Oct 19, 2017

  • Perfect for traveling and my baby sleeps better in this than his bassinest! Oct 18, 2017

  • My kids love this playard. Easy to set up and pack away (with some practice). My 2 yr old slept comfortably in it when we were in a house with no crib. Get the bassinet accessory too!! Oct 09, 2017

    • Kara B.
    • United States of America

    I enjoyed the zip access that allowed the crib to become a "play tent", but I don't feel that this is worth the steep price tag. A far more inexpensive pack-n-play does the job just as well. Oct 08, 2017

  • Super lightweight, easy to set up and great carrying case backpack. I love that you can zip down the side and lay next to them if needed. Oct 05, 2017

  • We splurged and bought this for a trip to Costa Rica. It is much lighter and compact than your regular pack n play, was so easy to assemble and take down, and the mattress is so soft and plush. Sep 21, 2017

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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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