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Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

LOVE: 156 NEUTRAL: 32
REGRET: 5 WANT: 283

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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: 156 NEUTRAL: 32
REGRET: 5 WANT: 283
  • Best ravel crib and bassinet. Super easy to set up and take down and light weight so it makes it easy to move from room to room. Jun 02, 2018

    • Kelli B.
    • Highlands Ranch, Colorado

    We love to travel and used this multiple times with our oldest. Light-weight, easy to set up, and our toddler slept very well in it. The Velcro tabs are kind of a pain, but otherwise, we are happy! Jun 01, 2018

    • Andee C.
    • Detroit Area, Michigan

    This is amazing for plane travel and baby loves sleeping in it! May 31, 2018

  • It's easy to set up - but a pain in the a$$ to take down. Really wish I had gone with a more basic less expensive option as I didn't find much use for a travel crib in the first few months May 02, 2018

  • Easy to set up and compact for travel! Apr 13, 2018

  • I love the zip on the side so baby can crawl in. I don't love the legs that stick out diagonally! I keep stubbing my foot on them and the footprint is way larger than it needs to be. Doesn't tip over! Apr 12, 2018

    • Amy S.
    • Richmond, Minnesota

    Just got this and my 20 month old loves it!!! So far just been playing in it as a tent, but the mattress is so much nicer than our old Graco. I think she will sleep great in this! Apr 05, 2018

  • I had higher hopes for this but still like it. Pops up in a second but the mattress takes some work to attach. Not the sturdiest. Can see easily thru mesh. Would be great for outdoors. Too pricey. Mar 17, 2018

  • Best travel crib. Light. Comes with travel bag. Folds small into carry on size for portability. A snap to put together or take apart. Fully mesh sides for safety. High weight limit. Mar 10, 2018

  • The front mesh panel was a life saver! I co-sleeped with my daughter when putting her to bed or when I had to nurse, and it was easy to close the crib up so she would sleep until the next feeding! Feb 28, 2018

  • So much comfier and classier than pack and plays. Love that they sleep on the floor so weight isn't an issue and better than the Baby Bjorn because of the zip access. Sleep, play, beach (with cover). Feb 27, 2018

  • We just pulled the trigger on this and absolutely love it! Love the side zip so we can lay beside her if she’s having trouble going to sleep. Feb 20, 2018

    • Megan B.
    • Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Wish we would’ve registered for this one! Now we have two because my son out grew the Graco travel lite crib at 8 months. This is so light & easy to setup & take down! Plus the pad is really cushy! Feb 17, 2018

    • Rupal T.
    • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Just bought this and love it. I plan to take it on our upcoming cruise! Feb 12, 2018

  • We love and kids love. The zipper is fun. Also used the bassinet level and loved that. Dislike how the mattress attaches. The size and weight are major selling points. Feb 05, 2018

  • Started with a 4Moms Breeze, we were unhappy with the weight. The Lotus is perfect! I can carry it on my back, it’s easy to set up after you get the hang of it, & my son loves it. Feb 04, 2018

  • This is a great travel crib/playyard for actual travel. I also have the bassinet attachment which was great when babies were small. Jan 23, 2018

  • 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

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  • Best ravel crib and bassinet. Super easy to set up and take down and light weight so it makes it easy to move from room to room. Jun 02, 2018

    • Kelli B.
    • Highlands Ranch, Colorado

    We love to travel and used this multiple times with our oldest. Light-weight, easy to set up, and our toddler slept very well in it. The Velcro tabs are kind of a pain, but otherwise, we are happy! Jun 01, 2018

    • Andee C.
    • Detroit Area, Michigan

    This is amazing for plane travel and baby loves sleeping in it! May 31, 2018

  • It's easy to set up - but a pain in the a$$ to take down. Really wish I had gone with a more basic less expensive option as I didn't find much use for a travel crib in the first few months May 02, 2018

  • Easy to set up and compact for travel! Apr 13, 2018

  • I love the zip on the side so baby can crawl in. I don't love the legs that stick out diagonally! I keep stubbing my foot on them and the footprint is way larger than it needs to be. Doesn't tip over! Apr 12, 2018

    • Amy S.
    • Richmond, Minnesota

    Just got this and my 20 month old loves it!!! So far just been playing in it as a tent, but the mattress is so much nicer than our old Graco. I think she will sleep great in this! Apr 05, 2018

  • I had higher hopes for this but still like it. Pops up in a second but the mattress takes some work to attach. Not the sturdiest. Can see easily thru mesh. Would be great for outdoors. Too pricey. Mar 17, 2018

  • Best travel crib. Light. Comes with travel bag. Folds small into carry on size for portability. A snap to put together or take apart. Fully mesh sides for safety. High weight limit. Mar 10, 2018

  • The front mesh panel was a life saver! I co-sleeped with my daughter when putting her to bed or when I had to nurse, and it was easy to close the crib up so she would sleep until the next feeding! Feb 28, 2018

  • So much comfier and classier than pack and plays. Love that they sleep on the floor so weight isn't an issue and better than the Baby Bjorn because of the zip access. Sleep, play, beach (with cover). Feb 27, 2018

  • We just pulled the trigger on this and absolutely love it! Love the side zip so we can lay beside her if she’s having trouble going to sleep. Feb 20, 2018

    • Megan B.
    • Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Wish we would’ve registered for this one! Now we have two because my son out grew the Graco travel lite crib at 8 months. This is so light & easy to setup & take down! Plus the pad is really cushy! Feb 17, 2018

    • Rupal T.
    • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Just bought this and love it. I plan to take it on our upcoming cruise! Feb 12, 2018

  • We love and kids love. The zipper is fun. Also used the bassinet level and loved that. Dislike how the mattress attaches. The size and weight are major selling points. Feb 05, 2018

  • Started with a 4Moms Breeze, we were unhappy with the weight. The Lotus is perfect! I can carry it on my back, it’s easy to set up after you get the hang of it, & my son loves it. Feb 04, 2018

  • This is a great travel crib/playyard for actual travel. I also have the bassinet attachment which was great when babies were small. Jan 23, 2018

  • 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

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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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