Lotus Travel Crib by Guava Family Review
Made of 100% non-toxic materials for safety
Folds up so tight it can be taken anywhere
The travel bag has straps and can be worn like a backpack
Certified Greenguard Gold for environmental safety
The side can open for easier access to your child
The mesh sides are breathable and allow parents to see their children
Sheets do not come with the crib and must be purchased separately
The mattress sits directly on the floor
How it works
The makers at Guava Family have created a crib that many parents are crazy about. The crib is not made to be set in one place like an average crib, but instead, this crib is a portable travel crib that you can fold up and take with you anywhere. The crib is made of safe materials and comes with a mattress and is easy to transport by car, train, or airplane.
The crib boasts mesh sides so that Mom and Dad can see their baby while they are in the crib, and the feature that has most parents going wild is that one of the sides unzips so that parents can have easier access to their baby in the crib, and parents can even crawl into the crib to be with their baby if their baby is getting fussy, needs to nurse, or wants to be played with.
With so many parents singing the praises of the travel crib and so many parents happy with what the crib can do for them, the Lotus Travel Crib by Guava Family is a must-have for the parent who wants to make nap time and sleep time comfortable and safe for their child.
The bottom of the crib is lined with a mattress that comes with the crib that is about one inch thick that is plush enough to make your baby comfortable. There is one side of the crib that can unzip from the outside. The entire side will unzip and fold down and that allows for your baby to crawl into and out of the crib so that they can turn their crib from a place where they are sleeping to a place where they can play and move around. The crib is made of 100% non-toxic materials and when it folds up, it’s dimensions are 24” x 7” x 11” making it easy to transport from one place to another.
The sides of the crib are also made of mesh, so not only can Mom and Dad see their child at all times, the child will never have to worry about there being a lack of airflow into the crib space. Many babies will push their faces against the mesh as they are crawling around the crib, but the mesh is tough and can withstand the child’s weight, so parents don’t have to worry about the crib tipping over or their child falling through the mesh if it is weak. The crib is completely safe and parents can rest assured that their child will be okay while using the crib.
Another safety issue that parents should be aware of is keeping the crib completely free of any toys, pillows, or baby blankets when it comes to your baby napping. To prevent SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, parents should not put anything in the crib that could block airflow or potentially suffocate the child. When sleep time comes for your baby, the only thing that should be in the crib is your baby. This way, you can ensure that all the air is flowing through the mesh without obstruction.
Certified Environmentally Safe
Unfolding the Crib
The mattress is specifically designed for this type of crib so that the side can be unzipped and the mattress will not hinder the unzipping and will create an opening in the side that is not obstructed or made more hazardous by a thicker mattress. What should also be kept in mind is that the dimensions of the crib are unique to the Lotus Travel Crib and are not the same as other average cribs. As a result, any mattress that is purchased for the crib other than the one that comes with it already will not fit properly and may cause a safety hazard for your baby. Do not add anything to the mattress.
The mattress has two sides, one side of the mattress is extremely hard and flat, and that is the side that goes down on the floor. The other side of the mattress is thicker and more soft and plush, and that is the side that goes up for your baby to sleep on and play on. It should also be noted that the mattress basically sits on the ground with nothing underneath it. Many parents have said this is their least favorite part of the crib in that there is no separation between floor and mattress.
For places where there is plush carpeting, this has not bothered parents, but when staying at a hotel or staying in a place that has hardwood flooring, many parents were afraid of their being discomfort because there is nothing soft underneath the mattress. Other parents also didn’t like the idea of dust and drafts being able to run over the floor and into the crib because the crib is so low to the ground, but the design allows for the sides to be unzipped, your baby to crawl out on an even surface, and parents to be able to lie in the crib with their baby through the side opening.
The bag has straps on it so that you can wear the folded up crib like a backpack so that you can have two free hands to hold your baby, hold a diaper bag, push a stroller, or work your way through the airport with ease. Because the bag and crib fold up so tight and so light, the bag fits in dimensions of an airplane carry-on bag and you can take the crib on an airplane with you as it will fit into an overhead compartment. The crib folds up so small that it also fits underneath a stroller in the storage area.
The crib can be brought to a friend’s house, family’s house, or to the park or beach depending on where your day and travels take you. You never have to be without a play area or sleep area for your baby as the Lotus Travel Crib is able to go anywhere you go.