Best Playard 2018: Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib

In terms of versatility, portability and assembly, the Lotus can't be beat.
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Updated April 9, 2021
Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib
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When it comes to playards, they need to be easy to transport and set up for parents—without sacrificing comfort and coziness for you kids. The Lotus travel crib from Guava Family nails it on both accounts, with thoughtfully designed features that make it a winner in our book yet again.

What we love

  • At just 13 pounds, the Lotus is essentially the same weight as an average 3-month-old baby. It also fits through doorways when opened and into a backpack when folded, making transporting it anywhere (room to room, home to home, even country to country) a breeze
  • Playards are much lower to the ground than a standard crib, which can wreak havoc on your lower back trying to lift and lower baby into it. The Lotus solves that problem with a side access panel, perfect for soothing, snuggling, even playtime
  • The set up is one of the simplest we’ve seen: Take it out, unfold the mattress and pull out the legs (done!)
  • With eco-friendly, non-toxic, and low VOC materials, the Lotus is the only playard to earn GreenGuard Gold certification


When they say “everywhere,” they mean it: This is a crib that will travel easily and efficiently with you, no matter the destination.

Buy it: $200,


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