In terms of features, the Chicco Lullaby LX (*Est. $165) every imaginable feature other than a canopy, which reviewers say isn't necessary anyway. In addition, it has a toy gym that doubles as an entertainer for the bassinet and as a play mat when used with the mattress outside of the play yard. The bassinet and changing station feature extra padding for comfort, although some reviewers say you can feel the floorboards through the mattress on the bottom of the playpen, making it a bit lumpy. Music, vibration and a nightlight are all included with this model, all controlled by a handy remote control. This fancy model comes in 12 stylish designs, which reviewers say are very attractive and blend in well with most decors. If you're looking for a simple play yard without all these bells and whistles, the Graco Pack 'n Play TotBloc in Bugs Quilt (*Est. $75) offers 10 square feet of play area.
We found the best professional coverage of the Chicco Lullaby LX Play Yard on ConsumerReports.org, which rates six play yards in terms of safety, portability and ease of use. The latest edition of "Baby Bargains" also covers play yards, including a recommendation for the Chicco Lullaby. Detailed reviews are found on Babble.com and BabyGizmo.com, and a brief recommendation in a buyer's guide on TheCradle.com. Almost 280 owner-written reviews can be found on BabiesRUs.com.
The latest roundup of play yards conducted by ConsumerReports.org includes the Chicco Lullaby LX. In this review, six models are tested and rated according to portability, safety and ease of use. In addition, the bassinet feature is given a rating, if applicable.
Review: Play Yards, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. Baby Bargains
The latest edition of the popular baby gear book includes an analysis of play yards, with recommendations for various models based on their intended use and features offered. Included in the discussion is the Chicco Lullaby.
Review: Baby Bargains, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2009
Babble.com tests play yards and recommends their top picks, although they don't provide specific information about how testing was conducted. Each selection is assessed for portability, features, ease of use and setup. The Chicco Lullaby LX is included among the picks there.
Review: Babble Best: Play Yards, Nicole Feliciano, Aug. 27, 2007
The senior editors of BabyGizmo.com offer five picks for play yards, including detailed reviews and ratings for four of the selected models. The Chicco Lullably LX Play Yard earns a perfect five-star rating.
Review: Playpens and Play Yards, Editors of BabyGizmo.com
5. Babies 'R' Us
Nearly 280 owners have posted reviews for the Chicco Lullaby LX on BabiesRUs.com, where it has an average rating of four stars out of five.
Review: Playards, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com
This buyer's guide to playpens offers recommendations for the best play yards, including the Chicco Lullaby LX, although no further information is provided regarding the selection process or specific features of each model.
Review: Baby Play Yards: Product Guide and Review of Styles, Features & Safety, Editors of TheCradle.com