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BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2

*Est. $250
Reviewed
April 2013
by ConsumerSearch
BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2

Best Travel Crib

Pros
  • Very light
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Easy to transport
Cons
  • Tall crib walls
  • Too large to carry on plane
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Bottom Line

The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 is perfect choice for parents who travel. At just 11 pounds it's very light, and easy to set up and take down, according to professional and customer reviewers. Whether traveling by car or plane, this crib is easy to transport in an included carrying case that handles like a regular piece of luggage. It's pricier than some portable cribs, but reviewers say it's worth it.

Safety

Crib is difficult to knock over. The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 is designed to be sturdy. The wide base makes it difficult for a toddler to knock it over. The mattress sits directly on the crib's floor with no metal bars underneath that could hurt the child's back or gaps that can pose a safety risk. The sides are mesh, with no railings.

The textiles closest to the child are tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products. They are guaranteed harmless to children's sensitive skin and will not trigger allergies, according to BabyBjorn's website.

Ease Of Use

One simple movement. The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 is simple to set up and take down. At 11 pounds, the travel crib is light and the handle on the case makes it effortless to carry. It fits nicely into its included carrying case and reviewers say it's easy to repack, unlike some travel cribs. Parents praise the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 as being lighter, easier to set up, more comfortable and portable than the bulky play yards they used previously. The travel crib's fabric and mattress cover are machine washable.

Some customer reviewers complain that the crib's tall walls make it difficult to place the baby gently down to sleep. Reaching into the crib to pick up a child can be a challenge as well, especially for shorter parents, who complain of back pain from the awkward reach.

Lifestyle Features

Kids fall right to sleep. Children adjust quickly to sleeping in the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2, say parents.. The crib's inward sloping sides create a snug and cozy feeling, while its mattress is soft and comfortable. The crib takes up minimal space in a room. It can accommodate children from newborn to age 3.

Customers give mixed reviews on traveling by plane with the BabyBjorn Travel Crib. Many airlines' regulations prohibit carrying the crib onboard because of its carrying case's size. One reviewer says they were allowed to check the crib at the gate, which worked out well because they set up the crib in the airport so the baby could play while they waited to board the plane.

Some reviewers say they are able to pack the crib into a large suitcase, while others say the crib will not fit into their largest piece of luggage. However, the crib can be checked as baggage in its included carry case Parents rave about how easy it is to tuck the crib into a car trunk to take along on road trips.

The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 has a two-year warranty.

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BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light 2, Silver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

 (285 reviews)
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Our Sources

1. Bestcovery.com

Review Credibility: Very Good The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 is earns a Bestcovery Best Pick citation, coming in second out of five cribs with a score of 4.75 out of 5 points. Puryear says it's very lightweight and a snap to set up. The only thing that keeps the "amazing portable crib for older babies" from being the No. 1 choice is its lack of options for newborns.

Review: Best Portable Crib, Natasha Puryear, March 21, 2012

2. TravelSavvyMom.com

Review Credibility: Very Good This review of the Bjorn Baby Travel Crib Light appears to be written about the earlier version of the crib, as it refers to it as being just under 15 pounds. A newer version of the crib -- the Travel Crib Light 2 -- is 11 pounds. The short reviews says the crib is easy to assemble and has a large base in which a child can stretch out.

Review: Best Portable Cribs for Travel, Kayt Sukel, Jan. 13, 2011

3. WonderBaby.org

Review Credibility: Very Good WonderBaby.org calls the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light "by far the best travel crib on the market." Bobnar is a veteran traveler who laments the poor quality of hotel cribs and uncomfortable travel cribs. She says the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light is incredibly easy to set up, light, compact and comfortable, the review says. Other travel cribs have a hard bar under the mattress that makes the crib uncomfortable, she writes. There are no cons noted.

Review: Choosing the Best Portable Crib for Your Baby, Amber Bobnar, Not dated

4. TravelsWithBaby.com

Review Credibility: Very Good TravelsWithBaby.com lists the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light among its "travel-worthy" travel cribs, bed, co-sleepers, trundles and portable bed rails. The website by award-winning writer Shelly Rivoli does not explain how it came up with the list. The crib weighs 11 pounds, sets up in a minute or less, has eco-certified fabrics that are machine washable, according to the review.

Review: http://www.travelswithbaby.com/gear/travel_beds.htm, Shelly Rivoli, Not dated

5. Amazon.com

Review Credibility: Very Good The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 receives an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5, based on more than 120 customer reviews. Reviewers say the crib can't be beat for use at home and for car travel, as it can be set up and disassembled in about 30 seconds. Reviews say the material of the crib is soft and cottony and stays like new after daily use.

Review: BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2013

6. Diapers.com

Review Credibility: Very Good The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light receives an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 based on a handful of reviews. Consumer reviewers say the crib is much lighter and smaller than other travel cribs. The reviewers say they have no problem checking it as luggage when traveling in the U.S.

Review: BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light, Contributors to Diapers.com, As of April 2013

7. About.com

Review Credibility: Good Susan Adcox recommends the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light as one of 10 baby crib choices for new grandparents. The list, however, also includes play yards and bassinets. The review of the BabyBjorn is short and notes the crib is very light, sets up in one easy movement and comes with its own travel case. The article's recommendations are based on published reviews and word-of mouth, not actual experience, the author says.

Review: Equipment for New Grandparents - Baby Crib Choices , Susan Adcox, Not dated

8. Babble.com

Review Credibility: Good The BabyBjorn Travel Crib is included in a list of 10 best portable cribs, which includes travel beds, play yards and travel or portable cribs. Stanley notes the BabyBjorn Travel Crib weighs only 11 pounds and assembles in seconds. The review is very brief and the author does not state what criteria was used to choose the 10 cribs.

Review: 10 Best Portable Cribs, Liz Stanley , Sept. 27, 2011

9. TheBump.com

Review Credibility: Good TheBump.com features the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light in a listing of its top 10 picks for portable cribs and play yards. The short review says the crib weighs only 11 pounds, sets up in one easy step and comes with a case that makes it easy to transport. The review features mainly play yards and does not specify how it chooses its top picks.

Review: Portable Cribs and Playards You'll Love, Editors of TheBump.com, Oct. 23, 2012

10. MommiesWithStyle.com

Review Credibility: Good The BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light is one of three travel beds listed in this article. The reviewer points out that it is lighter than a traditional pack and play. The crib sets up in about 30 seconds and is easy to take down she says. There are no cons noted.

Review: Best Travel Beds for Babies, Kate Bayless, Oct. 14, 2011

11. Woman's Day

Review Credibility: Fair The reviewer expresses frustration with a play yard she bought, then declares she wishes she had bought the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light, which her friend "uses and adores." She says the Travel Crib Light folds up like a small suitcase and weighs a third of what her crib weighs, as well as folding up small. She notes it does not have an infant level, but says that features has limited usefulness.

Review: The Best Travel Crib for Babies, Kim Fusaro , March 6, 2012

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