Graco Travel Lite Crib Review: A Durable & Portable Bassinet

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We like

Compact size perfect for traveling or small rooms 

Easy to fold up 

Lightweight 

Has wheels on one side, making it easy to move from room to room 

Can be used from newborn to 18 months 

JPMA certified 

Affordable 

Easy to maintain 

We don’t like

Not many sheet choices for the mattress pad 

How it works

For the parents who want to keep their little ones closer for longer, the Graco Travel Lite Crib is a perfect option for doing just that, with its adjustable removable bassinet, versatility, wheels for easy moving, durable fabric and easy to clean material. This crib is convenient for the on-the-go parent or the parent who needs to save some space and it is JPMA certified so you can feel at ease knowing your most precious cargo is safe!

Age/Weight Range

Age/Weight Range

This product is used best for children 12 months or under but could be used for children up to 15-18 months who are not yet able to climb out of the play yard area. In order to ensure safety and reduce the risk of falls, the bassinet is intended only for use by babies 20 lbs. or under who are unable to push up on their hands and knees. The play yard area is intended only for use by a child 35” or under who is unable to climb out.
Design

Design

Signature Graco push-button fold which makes tearing down the play yard a quick, easy, hassle-free breeze that anyone can do!
A space-saving crib is an absolute must for a new parent all the new baby stuff can take up so much space which is what makes this feature amazing. The unique design of this crib makes it 20% smaller than a traditional play yard making this crib easy to fit anywhere.
Lightweight, portable crib perfect for the on the go parent. The crib is less than 20 lbs. making it stress-free to pick up and go anywhere, anytime!
Height adjustable bassinet is a unique feature that makes it possible for you to adjust as your baby grows so regardless of step your brand new little one is at, they will be able to sleep comfortably and safe.
Removable infant bassinet perfect for your new arrival to sleep in and still be close to you no matter where you are. So comfortable it can be used as an alternative to a traditional bassinet
Bassinet canopy to shield your baby from bright light to ensure they will stay as comfortable as possible and enjoy uninterrupted sleep. It also includes cute, soft toys to soothe and add extra play and visual stimulation for baby.
Comfortable, quilted mattress pad creates a safe and enjoyable place for your child to sleep anywhere.
Airy mesh ventilation on all four sides to ensure maximum airflow to keep your little one cool and comfortable while they sleep.
Carrying bag is included for even more convenience allowing for no-hassle traveling and storage! Once it is folded just put it in the bag and take it along anywhere or store it out of sight out of mind until the next time.
Comfort

Comfort

A comfortable baby is a sound asleep baby which is so important for a new parent. The removable bassinet this crib comes with is comfortable enough to be used as an alternative to a traditional bassinet. The canopy cover with adorable plush toys is perfect to increase the comfort level of your baby by blocking out any lights that might disturb them and providing something to interesting look at and be enchanted by as they fall asleep. The mattress pad included for when your baby is too big for the bassinet is also super comfortable for naps or regular sleeping and can be used as much or as little as you need. The crib also has airy mesh walls on all four sides allowing for air to easily flow through the crib and keep your little one's temperature just right for a comfortable, good night's sleep.
Safety

Safety

Of course, the number one priority for parents is making sure their child is safe, but you can feel at ease when using this crib that is JPMA certified. Most traditional cribs have rigid sides, but the lite crib has flexible sides which are specifically designed to prevent suffocation. In order to best protect your child, you should also never use any add-ons that are not provided by the manufacturer. It comes with wheel locks so you can always be sure the baby is where they should be.

Graco puts so much research into building you the safest, longest-lasting products with the most bang for your buck! Your little one can sleep or play so easily in this crib without you having to worry if something will happen to them. Graco also provides an instruction manual which includes the weight and height restrictions in order to educate you on how to protect your child while using this product. This product will leave you with a mind that is at ease knowing your baby is comfortable and safe all the time.
Ease of Use/ Durability

Ease of Use/ Durability

One of the reasons Graco is one of America’s best-selling brands for play yards is because of how long-lasting and easy to use their products are. With features like heavy-duty, easy to clean fabrics, wheels on one side, and the push-button fold, it is no wonder this small, portable crib is a staple for so many parents. The entire crib can be cleaned using mild soap and water and a cloth and the mattress can simply be washed. The ability to pack up and go in a moment's notice is invaluable for anyone, but especially for a busy, overwhelmed parent, and the convenience of the carrying bag is undeniable. A simple, common sense design that doesn’t take much to understand can be so helpful to a parent trying so hard to figure everything else out. This crib is without a doubt super easy to use and enjoy. Plus, the quality of this crib is undeniable since it is all you’ll need until your little one is 18 months. A comfortable, safe environment for your baby to sleep in arms reach all the time, no matter where you are!
Sizing

Sizing

The actual dimensions of this crib are 23.2 x 33.5 x 32.2 inches. This crib is 20% smaller than Graco’s traditional play yards so it really takes up a small space in any home, condo, townhouse, or apartment, and it fits easily into smaller spaces like hotel rooms when you are traveling. Babies can take up so much room with everything they need it is amazing to have an option that provides parents with the ability to save room and use something for so many stages as opposed to purchasing a new product at every stage of life.
Portability

Portability

The push-button fold makes it a breeze to close the playard and with the included carrying bag all you must do is close it, put it in the bag, and you are ready to travel or store it away until you need it next time. With the wheels included it also makes it incredibly easy to move the playard from one area to another with little to no hassle. Since this crib is also under 20lbs it is easy to pick it up and put it in the car for traveling or store it away in a closet or even under a bed with virtually no stress.
Versatility

Versatility

The Graco travel lite crib is so versatile you won’t need another product until your baby fully outgrows this one. There is an adjustable bassinet with a canopy and soft toys that allows for your newborn baby to sleep comfortably until they are a maximum of 20lbs. Once your baby is too heavy for the bassinet, they can still sleep on the comfy mattress pad until they are 35” tall or can climb out, but the versatility doesn’t stop there! The mattress pad can be removed to allow for extra room in the play yard so your little one can play the day away while you get some work done! This crib can also be used as an alternative to traditional bassinets or cribs or it can be used as a travel option since it is so lightweight and compact. It has a unique space-saving design which allows it to fit easily in a hotel room or the guest room at grandma’s house while traveling. It is less than 20lbs which makes it easy to be moved or packed up and put in the trunk or the closet. It also has wheels so you can quickly and easily move it from one room to another, you can even move it while the baby is sleeping so they are never out of your eyesight. One of the best features of this lite crib may just be how versatile it really is! There are so many great ways to use this crib.
Price Range

Price Range

The good news is that the Graco travel lite crib won’t break the bank. This incredible crib which has so much versatility and so many amazing features, like a removable bassinet, carrying bag, canopy, toys and a mattress pad is really cost effective for a new parent. The cost is fairly standard, but the positive reviews are plenty. Ensuring your child is safe and comfortable is priceless, but luckily with this product, you can rest easy knowing all your child's sleeping needs are being met with this wonderful crib. This crib is not just a smart purchase it’s a smart and valuable investment for you and your child's life.

Bottom Line

Every parent wants their child to be comfortable and safe, no matter what they must sacrifice to make that possible, be it price or convenience. With the Graco travel lite crib, you don’t have to make any sacrifices to have everything you want and need for your little one. This crib is so versatile for use from newborn until 18 months you will definitely get your money's worth out of it. It is made with heavy-duty fabric making it durable enough you won’t even have to think about purchasing another product until your child completely outgrows this one. Every surface on the crib is made with easy to clean material so you can clean up any mess, big or small, with soap and water. With so many incredible and unique features, like being 20% smaller than traditional play yards, weighing less than 20lbs, and having an adjustable bassinet with a canopy you really can’t go wrong with this crib. Not only is it a space-safer in any home or apartment but it is so easy to use with the signature Graco push-button fold and the super convenient carrying bag you can take this crib absolutely anywhere without having to be stressed about set up or clean up. With the wheels, you can also move it from room to room in a heartbeat even if the baby is already sleeping in the crib making it so easy to keep baby right next to you all the time no matter where you are. It is made with an easy to use the design that doesn’t take a lot of instruction to figure out and it is also JPMA certified so you can finally rest easy knowing your most precious cargo is safe, comfortable, and close to you.
The bottom line is that this crib is an absolute must for any parent. Versatile, safe, easy to use, durable, and a great space and time saver. It is important to make the most out of every moment with your little one, you shouldn’t have to worry about where they will sleep, will they be comfortable, will they be safe. This crib has so many incredible features to put your mind at ease, you and baby really will rest easy.
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