Extremely Easy & Portable, But Hard To Use As a Travel Crib
August 14, 2013
I was extremely pleased with the ease of use of this item. I still cannot believe how small it folds up and how easily it folds up! This beats the ease of a pack-n-play for sure! However, each night when I it was time to put my daughter in it to sleep, the ease of use went away. What is hard to see from the picture is that there is a larger footprint than you might imagine. The bottom of the crib is a rectangle, but the surrounding support is a large oval that extends from the inner rectangle. So on all four sides, you have to stand back away from the inner rectangle, which means that if you are laying your child down to sleep in the crib, you have to reach OVER and down to place him/her in the bottom of the crib. For me, this was never a graceful move. I would tuck my feet under the outer oval so that I would not have to reach over so much, but it was still not great. I can totally imagine, though, that this would be a great play pen to take anywhere. It's light, as I mentioned before, easy to set up and take down, and it packs up pretty small and flat.
Pros:extremely easy to set up, take down, transport
Cons:wide footprint and low bottom make it hard to lay down a child to sleep
Best Uses:as a play pen...using as a crib can be challenging