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Portable Cribs

 

The Top 6 Portable Cribs/Play Yards

Portable cribs come in handy for having baby sleep in different locations or for taking on the go. They can come with infant nappers, changing stations, and converts into a play yard. They are nice to have as a second bed or just for play in a different room than the standard crib.

 Here is a list of the top six portable cribs:

Graco Pack N Play On The Go Playard

Graco Pack 'n Play On The Go Playard, Little Hoot

Why We Love It: The Graco Pack N Play On The Go Playard features a durable frame and the signature Graco push button fold which allows for you to break it down quickly. Its folding feet and wheels allow for a 20% more compact fold than the average playard. It has a removable full-size bassinet and a toy bar with 3 soft toys to keep your baby busy and happy

Safety Features:

  • Airy mesh on all sides

Additional Features: Roomy space to rest, Comes with a convenient carrying bag

Price Range: $

Based on real reviews, here are some of the said pros and cons

Pros: Sturdy, Easy to Assemble/Disassemble, Lightweight

Cons: Width, Short Walls on Bassinet  

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Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

Why We Love It: The Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard is one of a kind. The Guava Family is the only company that makes cribs that pack into backpacks. The backpack is lightweight and super convenient for busy parents that are on the move. Set up time at 15 seconds, the Lotus Travel Crib can be used for your baby to catch some zzz’s or as a play area. Either way this portable crib has 5 mesh sides allowing for airflow and visibility. It also features a side door that can be zipped down for play time. The crib cover is removable and machine washable

Safety Features:

  • No Phthalates, No Lead, No PBE or PBDE Flame Retardants

  • Full-side breathable mesh

  • GreenGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED

Additional Features: The Lotus Crib comes with the crib, mattress, and bag with convertible backpack straps

Price Range: $$$

Based on real reviews, here are some of the said pros and cons

Pros: Zippered Side Opening, Lightweight, Sturdy

Cons: Thin Mattress, Angle of Legs

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BABYBIJORN Travel Crib Light

BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light, Silver

Why We Love It: The BABYBIJORN Travel Crib Light is a great option for a lightweight portable crib. It sets up in one simple movement and has four mesh sides for breath-ability and visibility. It comes with an insulated mattress and also a waterproof, breathable mattress cover that is machine washable. The BABYBIJORN Travel Crib Light has a built-in base plate that keeps the crib standing firmly on the floor making it a safe environment for your baby

Safety Features:

  • Intended for babies and children aged 0-3 years

  • Fabrics used are tested and approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100

Additional Features: Hook-and-loop attachments allow the mattress to stay in place, Soft, organic fitted sheet (sold separately)

Price Range: $$$

Based on real reviews, here are some of the said pros and cons

Pros: Comfortable Mattress, Light weight, Good Quality

Cons: Angle of Legs, Distance to Mattress Pad

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Cosco Funsport Play Yard

Cosco Funsport Play Yard, Elephant Squares

Why We Love It: The Cosco Funsport Play Yard is an inexpensive option for a portable crib. It features a no-nonsense design that sets up in just seconds. It has a compact fold and comes with a carry bag so that it is easy to bring along. It features four mesh sides for breath-ability and visibility. It also comes with a padded mattress and wheels on one end make it easy to move around

Safety Features:

  • 4 mesh sides

Price Range: $

Based on real reviews, here are some of the said pros and cons

Pros: Nice Design, Price, Sturdy

Cons: Fabric Quality, Thin Mattress Pad/Doesn’t Lay Flat

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Fisher Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard

Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard

Why We Love It: The Fisher Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard has your small child’s comfort in mind with its removable inclined sleeper. The inclined sleeper features a supportive seat back, cushioned head support, and a three-point restraint to keep your baby safe and comfortable at the same time. Remove the sleeper and you have a place for your child to play, relax, or sleep. It comes with a padded platform that is positioned firmly on the floor and fits any standard size crib sheet. It features a storage pocket that holds the portable changing station diaper clutch which can be taken on the go

Safety Features:

  • 4 Mesh Sides

  • Inclined sleeper intended for infants who are unable to roll or pull up on sides

Additional Features: Includes travel changing clutch and easy-clean vinyl changing pad with wipes compartment, Pad and head support on incline sleeper are machine-washable

Price Range: $

Based on real reviews, here are some of the said pros and cons

Pros: Sturdy, Lightweight, Compact

Cons: Uncomfortable Mattress Pad, Distance to Mattress Pad

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Chicco Lullaby Baby

Chicco Lullaby Baby, Papyrus

Why We Love It: The Chicco Lullaby Baby Play Yard is very versatile providing a variety of sleeping and relaxing configurations. Newborns can snuggle in the angled infant napper, infants up to 15 lbs can relax in the raised bassinet, and there is a spacious playard for older babies and toddlers. It also comes with an over-sized changing table, a parent organizer, zip off mattress pad, wheels on one side, and a convenient carrying bag to take it on the go.

Safety Features:

  • Infant sleeper weight limit:15 Lbs

  • Changer weight limit: 25 lbs

  • Play yard weight limit: 30 lbs

  • 4 mesh sides

Additional Features: Quilted mattress, Removable floor boards make it easy to machine wash the zip-off mattress pad, Detachable changer snaps on/off easily, Includes mobile

Price Range: $$

Based on real reviews, here are some of the said pros and cons

Pros: Multiple functions, Good Quality

Cons: Heavy, Difficult to Assemble

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