BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light 2 Review

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Thanks so much to BABYBJÖRN for providing me with the Travel Crib Light 2 for my honest opinion.

Chances are, you’re one of thousands traveling this holiday season. And if you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re a parent, so you’re probably traveling with a TON of baby gear. How is it that our little ones need SO MUCH stuff to take them anywhere? Their own special food, cups, chairs, entertainment, sleeping arrangements… and all of it is HUGE. We used to be able to travel so light when it was just the two of us. Now our trunk and backseat are literally packed even just for an overnight. One of the biggest, most cumbersome, yet most important travel items for families can be the portable crib. When you’re staying in hotels and other people’s houses, it’s vital that your baby has a safe place to sleep, relax, and play in a confined space if need be, but traditional “pack and play” style beds are so heavy, hard to transport, and even harder to set up.

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The BABYBJÖRN Travel Light Crib 2 is so much different. The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s an entirely shape and structure than you’re probably used to. The Travel Light Crib looks a lot like a thin suitcase and carries with a handle on top. It’s also weighs a mere 11 lbs. Other travel cribs typically weigh anywhere from 20 to as much as 30 lbs!

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Now it’s time to open it up. This is where it gets really exciting. BABYBJÖRN has made the process of setting up this travel crib a cinch. It’s literally just one, simple movement! You really have to see it to believe it, so check out the video below. Even a grandmother can set this up in half a minute! I’ve never successfully set up one of those “pack and play” type beds on the first try, even!

And voila! Your crib is ready!

And that’s it! Your travel crib is ready to go! The mesh sides allow you to see your child easily and ensure their safety. The mattress has a built in base that keeps the crib sturdy. You can see that the bottom of the crib is slightly wider than the top, which together with the firm mattress base, ensures that the crib will not tip. (Don’t worry – the mattress is not difficult to get into the narrower top. Just place in at a slight angle while still folded, and then open it up)

You’ll notice that the mattress is very close to the floor, which at first made made me nervous that if placed on a cold floor, it’d cause the baby to get cold as well. However, unlike other travel cribs, the BABYBJÖRN mattress is much thicker. (Have you noticed how thin and hard those things are? Not comfy at all. The BABYBJÖRN mattress seems so luxurious in comparison!)

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See how thick this mattress is?! Also, all materials that come in close contact with your baby’s skin have been tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products. They are guaranteed to be harmless to children’s sensitive skin and will not trigger allergies. The organic cotton fitted sheet complies with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), internationally the most recognized standard for organic manufacturing. I’s machine washable and feels softer and softer after each wash. I wish I had these sheets on my bed!

When your done with your travel crib, it’s nearly as easy to take down as it is to set up. I do have to share though, that I left this travel crib at my grandmother’s house for Garrett, and when his father picked him up, they had a hard time taking it down. I swear I left them the instructions!! It’s easy though, I promise. Simply remove the mattress and place inside the bag then flip the crib upside down, and pull slightly on each leg to release them, then fold inward. After all four legs are folded in on the diagonal, fold the whole crib in half, and place inside the mattress (which is already in the bag.) Zip it up, and you can travel with your crib or store it easily.

Information on how to purchase the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light 2 online or to find the closest store, please visit BABYBJÖRN.com.

One lucky OLM reader will win there very own BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light 2! Click here to enter. (12/8/13-12/22/13)

About Ashley

Ashley is the newest writer for One Little Mister. She is a 25 year old preschool teacher and first time mother to son Garrett. Her interests include breastfeeding, crafting, researching child growth and development topics until all hours of the night, drinking lots of coffee, and talking about cricket on twitter.

Comments

  1. Sara Grivas says:

    I would love to win the Travel Crib Light because I have 2 new grand babies and another on the way! Talk about needed!

  2. This looks awesome, I’d love to win because we are going on vacation in March and figuring out how we are going to fit 5 adults, a 4 and 1 year old on a room is daunting enough, let alone hauling the massive Chico pnp with us!

  3. This looks fantastic! I’ve seen it on a few other blogs and love how it rests on the floor. Just seems sturdier than pack and plays, I guess.

  4. Stephanie L. says:

    This travel crib looks so much more comfortable for baby than the traditional hard, thin mattress of a travel crib.

  5. Amy Tolley says:

    this is an amazing grab n go travel crib my dahughter is getting ready to have a aby next year and this would be a great present for my grandbaby thanks for this great review

  6. The BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light 2 sounds amazing! I love that you said it was like a little suitcase and that it only weighs 11 lbs- that’s sooooo nice! Most portable cribs are almost double that. Ugh. After watching the video I am SERIOUSLY IMPRESSED at how EASY it is to open! Wow! I can’t tell you how long it has taken me to open others (it’s embarrassing really…). This would be perfect for travelling to the grandparents house (they live a few hours away) and my sister is expecting and we share everything so this would probably be going back an forth between us. =)

  7. Dani Osenbaugh says:

    I want to win because we do a lot of travelling & this would make the sleeping arrangements for baby so much easier!

  8. Jim Weaver says:

    This would be awesome to have for when my grandbabies come to visit. We have 5 grandchildrens, 3 are in cribs and when they come to visit we have no place for them.

  9. Natalie S says:

    Love the easy set-up! Would love to win this to use with my little guy when we are traveling or at grandmas house.

  10. Lauren Becker says:

    that’s awesome the mattress is thick and I love that you can carry it like a suitcase when packed up. I’d love to win this for my family, as I have a niece and nephew, both very young.

  11. Marcia Goss says:

    This would be great to have for my 4 month old grandson to sleep in when he is here.

  12. Karen Lynn says:

    This would be great to have when I watch my friends baby and when her new baby comes along next year.

  13. I like how easy it is to fold and unfold and how light it is. I would love it for when we travel with my baby

  14. I would love to win this for my LO. Bjorn makes excellent quality products. I love that this folds up easily and is light to move around.

  15. This looks like a very easy to use travel system crib-which is exactly what you need when on vacation!! thanks for a great review

  16. joanna garcia says:

    i cannot believe how light it is and easy to open! this is a great buy!

  17. Melissa Stroh says:

    I would love to win this because we are always on the road visiting family!

  18. Trisha W. says:

    I’d like to win this because our Pack and Play broke.

  19. This looks so easy to use. I’d love one for our new bundle of joy who will arrive in 8 days!

  20. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like how easy and light weight. It would be great for camping in the summer.

  21. I love how light this is!! We visit our in-laws quite often and it is a 5 hour drive from home so this would be awesome for our new little one due in May!

  22. This looks amazing! With 2 small ones in the family and more on the way, and my need (medical) for all very lightweight gear, this would be the best addition ever! Thanks for hosting!

  23. Amber Mabry says:

    We travel to see family alot and this would make everything easier.

  24. I would love to win this for trips to the grandparents’ houses. It looks so much easier than those other bulky travel cribs.

  25. This crib looks like it would be so much easier to travel with~ I’d love to have one!

  26. Teresa Honores says:

    i would love to win this because it is so compact and light and easy to use and open and close! great for mommies when they are without the dads!

  27. karen medlin says:

    Love to win for our little traveler, will make traveling so much easier to nap and sleep in one travel crib. I like the thicker mattress for more comfort for the baby. I like that it is lightweight and very easy to fold and store in the back of car for trips.

  28. amy rouse says:

    very comprehensive review!

  29. Joanne Gregory says:

    This looks like a very easy crib to take travelling.

  30. This would be so great and convenient to have.

  31. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love how easy this is to use and put away. Thank you for the review

  32. Beaynbopp says:

    i would love to win because all we have is a pack n’ play which is heavy and big. We have a small car so any extra room would be nice. Plus our son never really slept in the pack n play for very long since it was not very comfortable.

  33. I love that this only weighs 11 pounds and sets up in one easy movement. What great pluses for a travel crib!

  34. Lauren E. says:

    I’d like to win to give this to my sister in law whos expecting her first baby. I know how hard it is to travel with a baby and have nowhere safe for them to sleep

  35. Catherine Alger says:

    I would like to win because it would be perfect for me grandson to sleep in when he’s at my house and they can also use it when they travel

  36. Jeanie Payne says:

    I need one because my youngest is five and a half. I got rid of the last of my baby gear last spring, only to get pregnant this fall!!

  37. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’d love to win this to have here for when my sister comes to visit with her 3 kidos (2 yo twins and 6 month old!).

  38. I would love to win this because our pack-n-plays need to be replaced. Ours have gotten lots of use and two of them had already been well loved when we got them. :)

  39. Colleen Maurina says:

    This would be perfect to have at “Nana’s” house for when my little grandchildren come and stay!

  40. Mariaelena says:

    Looks really nice and easy to set up compared to the play yard that we have.

  41. A thicker mattress than the pack n play is a biggie on my list!

  42. Never seen this before. It would be neat to win as we have one on the way in February. Our last child is 3 and she had mostly pink things so having a boy now means we need to replace more or less everything lol.

  43. Our first little one is on the way and this would be perfect to take on our next family vacation!

  44. Danielle Papsis says:

    I would love to win because it’s lightweight and so easy to setup.

  45. Holy moly! Look how small that folds up! We have a playyard but my husband and I felt like dummies the first time we were setting it up because the directions were terrible. And it is definitely not this compact and travel friendly when it folds up. I’d love to have one!

  46. Samantha G says:

    Love how small it folds and at only 11 lbs that would be amazing for when I have to carry my baby and her crib.

  47. I’d like to win because we go back and forth to my parents house a lot and this would be easy to take with us.

  48. We travel a lot and with 3 kids 3 and under this would come in very handy.

  49. Jessica Herrera says:

    Baby #1 on the way and we are in dire need of a playard!

  50. Christine L. says:

    I have a new niece on the way and this would just be perfect!

  51. What an awesome product! Would love to try one of these out :)

  52. Alayna Gonzalez says:

    I work with my sister in law cleaning newly built houses after the construction has finished. When my son was a baby I would take him with me. Now I have another newborn and this would be fantastic to lay her down in while we work. We also go out of state to visit my sister in law fairly often, and it was always awkward finding a good place to lay my son down when he was a baby. A travel crib is just the thing we need!

  53. Taylor Julian says:

    This crib is awesome! Not only does it have a gorgeous modern design, it looks much more comfortable than traditional pack n plays. I’m all about comfort when it comes to my babies :) I would love to win your giveaway because I have a 19 month old and I’m due any day now with my second, and this would DEFINITELY be useful.

  54. i love its simplicity and the fact that the materials comply with such strict regulations is a huge selling point! this would be so handy with 2 under 2 and traveling a lot!

  55. We travel a lot with two little kiddies and this would be perfecT

  56. kelly grundhofer says:

    With 6 kiddos, the younger 3 being 3years and under this would well used. Thx

  57. christine cunningham says:

    would love to have this at my home for when grandbabies come to visit so their moms have less to lug around!

  58. Eileen Richter says:

    Looks sleek and modern, easy to assemble and take down, lightweight. Those are all the things we would be looking for in a travel crib. Ours is so old, at least 16 years old. It has seen better days.

  59. I love that it only weighs 12 lbs.

  60. I love how thick the mattress is,it would so comfortable for my baby to sleep in.
    the fact that I can take it anywhere makes it perfect for me since I visit my parents often and this travel crib
    Would be the perfect fit for me.

  61. Jennifer C says:

    This is fantastic! I’d live to win for my sil who is having her first child in May!

  62. I would love to win this for my sister who is pregnant with her first child!

  63. I like that it so light and has mesh sides.

  64. I will be fostering a 3 month old baby boy for the next year. My son is 7 and I have given away all of his baby things so I am starting from scratch. I like that this is easily portable, we are a very on the go family

  65. I would love to win this because we are a military family who travels a lot. Whenever my husband goes away for long periods of time, I go back to our hometown and stay with my family. This would be so much easier to lug around. Thank you so much!

  66. Emilie Proctor says:

    I would like to win because I am 33 weeks pregnant and I do not have a bed for the baby yet. It’s tough to buy baby stuff while buying presents for my 2 other kids!

  67. I have read great reviews for this and would love to win it.

  68. mercedes hanks says:

    this looks fantastic. I would love to win because we are constantly going to visit grand parents and the little kiddo could use somewhere comfy to sleep.

  69. I love how easy it is to take down. Would love to win this for my little one when we go to grandmas house.

  70. This is perfect for my daughter. She was born with Spina Bifida and she’s pregnant with her first child. So, a simple, lightweight, and easy to manage travel crib is tantamount.

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  71. We have been looking for a good travel crib since our little one is too big for just a small co sleeper. :( RIP those days! :(

  72. courtney b says:

    i love this for my newborn son, hes not crawling yet but he loves to roll everything and he needs some kind of space like this…

  73. I would love this because it is so compact. we have very little space, especially traveling with 4 kids, the more compact the better!

  74. I would love to win this as I am expecting a baby in June. I gave away all of my baby stuff 3 years ago and am starting from scratch. This would be a huge help!

  75. I like that this crib is light and easy to set up and take down. My favorite thing about it is that they don’t treat it with toxic flame retardants like most other travel cribs.

  76. Love that it’s light and easy to set up, perfect for out-of-town visits to the grandparents!

  77. molli vandehey says:

    we are pregnant with kid #4 (as in, due yesterday!!!) and we dont yet have a crib, as we plan to cosleep and money is tight. we have a stroller with bassinet that we can use to put baby down but it would put my mind at ease to have this in the interim if baby needs their own space faster than anticipated!

  78. Kimmie Kim says:

    It’s easily portable and easy to set up.

  79. Thomas Murphy says:

    Sounds like a awesome crib! I would love to win so I could give it to my sister who just had a baby.

  80. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I love how compact it gets and will be great for traveling with the baby.

  81. So easy! And looks like it takes up little space when packed up!

  82. I would like to win this for my daughter. Looks very easy to use.

  83. I’d love to win because we’ve been traveling more now that we have a baby (backwards, I know).

  84. Kelli Anderson says:

    This would be a great gift for an expecting friend!

  85. Anne Perry says:

    I would love to win this to take on our trip!!

  86. Samantha Kalmar says:

    This would be wonderful with all the relatives we will be seeing with the little one

  87. I would love this crib because of the easy set up!

  88. Gina Blomgren says:

    I love this. I have had my eye on this for so long. Thanks for the review, very helpful.

  89. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I would love to win this for my 19 year old niece that has absolutely no baby stuff!!

  90. Pauline Milner says:

    I really like that this product only weighs 11 pounds. This would be a perfect gift for our Daughter who just had a new baby a week ago. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  91. Wow, it looks really easy to use and transport. I’d love to have this for traveling!

  92. Seems like a wonderful way to avoid carrying bulky things when traveling so baby can sleep comfortably. This would be an amazing thing to have since we travel a lot.

  93. We travel to see family alot and this would make everything easier.

  94. I love this! It would be perfect for traveling.

  95. I love how easy it is -would be great for when we babysit the grandchild

  96. rachel dams says:

    this is great! I would love to win because my baby needs a comfy place to sleep so MAMa can get some sleep! lol!

  97. I would love to win this for my friend who is expecting!

  98. Easy set up is great! I need it for my son when he goes to his grandmothers!

  99. I’d love to win this b/c it would be so easy to take to Grandma’s!

  100. Kristi Bonus says:

    I want to win this for my nephew! My sister and her husband love going outdoors, she seems to be under the impression that all these things go away after your first child!

  101. Darlene Owen says:

    I love how easy this crib is to put up and take down, this would be great for my son as his wife is expecting a baby in June.

  102. I love how compact it gets and this is perfect for when my nephew comes over

  103. Claira Pam says:

    This is great!! Love how convenient it is!

  104. I would love to win this product because of how light it is!

  105. I would like this for when I have little ones visiting.

  106. I am due with baby #2 in March, and we love to go camping in the summer, so this would be a great item to have on hand and take with us!

  107. What a great way to travel with a little one. This would be great for our one-month old..

  108. Danielle Jones says:

    I’d love to win this because i’m the babysitter in the family. this would be great to have at my house for the new babies in our family.

  109. Danalee Davis says:

    I like it that the mattress is a little thicker. Some of the travel matresses are so thin they look uncomfortable for baby. I would love to win this for my son. Thank you for the chance.

  110. I have a little one due any day, our pack-and-play from our first was purchased used and is showing some wear-and-tear…I’d love to win

  111. abedabun dawn says:

    This is a great item! I need this! I keep my 5 1/2 month old grand daughter during the week while my daughter in law and son work. It would be so so nice to have this to put her in to play.

  112. Samantha L says:

    I love how portable this is! Great baby shower gift :)

  113. christine jessamine says:

    I would love to win because we travel alot, this would be perfect for our baby

  114. Maggie king says:

    I would love to win this for my little one! He doesn’t like napping in his playpen so I would let him nap in this. Plus, I could easily carry it when we travel to relatives.

  115. This would be wonderful for traveling! I don’t have a travel crib yet and I really like the compact size of this one.

  116. It is great thing to have, when traveling or visiting our family

  117. Yolanda Flores says:

    My daughter is about to have her first baby; she has to travel to 3 different places with her baby; this would be convenient and awesome to win!

  118. I love that it is only 11lbs! We don’t have a travel pack since our last two wore our original out – but I hate the thought of replacing it with another 35 lb. pack n play.

  119. I like that it is portable and has a thicker mattress than most.

  120. Vanessa Richard says:

    i would love to win this because i need a good sturdy to go crib for my boys

  121. Shanda Enriquez says:

    I want to win this so I can give it to my little sister who is having her first baby!

  122. savannah logan says:

    i would love to win this so that i could keep my daughter in my room without moving her whole crib in there.

  123. Looks super comfy!

  124. Melissa bahr says:

    I’d love this for home and travel!

  125. I would love to win because it would be soo helpful while I’m trying to make dinner and when we are visiting some of our relatives who hoard delicate knick-knacks.

  126. Tanya Holland says:

    This would be such a great gift for my niece who’s due in April. She would absolutely love something like this.

  127. I would love to win for someone I know in need.

  128. I’d love to win because we will soon be doing lots of traveling and this would be perfect for my 3 month old!

  129. I am a mother of one who could use this and also sister is due beginning of January we could both use this at gramnys house!!*

  130. Kera Adams says:

    A lot of our family live out of state so we travel a lot to see them, this would be perfect.

  131. I would like to win because this would be just perfect for when we have babies. Since our family lives in different states and some even out of the country, this would be ideal for visiting relatives.

  132. Belinda Swim says:

    I would like to win this because this would be awesome to have for when my nieces and nephews from home come to visit.

  133. Just found out that my daughter is pregnant. This would be a great product for when they travel to come and visit.

  134. I have 2 new Grand babies on the way, I could really use this!!!

  135. I would love to have this travel crib for my son. It is a lot lighter and seems a lot easier than a packnplay.

  136. This would be perfect for my babies.

  137. I need something that packs easier and takes up less of the pressure space than our current pack and play does!

  138. easy to use and light enough we can take it to grandmas … she lives up two flights of stairs and its hard enough to get my pregnant self up the stairs much less all the baby equipment

  139. Christina Swenson says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter. It is so stylish!

  140. This is amazing I would love to have this at my house for our new grand son that will be a month old on Christmas day. Right now I dont have a place for him to sleep they have to bring everything I need it really is a big job for them. I bet they would really be excited I had this for him. Thank you so much for this giveaway and good luck everyone

  141. We’re expecting baby #2 and would love to win this lightweight travel crib for our baby, thank you for the chance.

  142. I’d love to win this! It looks so easy!

  143. I would love to win this travel crib to keep at grandmas house so my baby has a perfect place to sleep when we visit!

  144. I would love to win this because I will be a first time mommy and I think that for the my Holiday trives that I need to bring a hole lot of stuff and If I have BabybJorn travel Crib Light 2 that we would have so much room in the car if I had this and not all of the other travel along stuff. I JUST LOVE HOW FAST IT IS TO PUT UP AND TAKE DOWN!!!

  145. Stefanie K. says:

    I would love to win because we have a baby on the way and our pack n play recently broke and we can not afford another one right now.

  146. Nicole Sender says:

    I think this is a great way to accommodate a baby when you travel.

  147. joanne gentry says:

    I love everything about the Babyjorn travel crib~I love how it folds and unfolds, I love how safe and comfortable it is for baby and I love the convenience it would bring for traveling or even emergency situations. I would love to win this for my granddaughter.

  148. Sarah Hayes says:

    these are the best travel cribs! Id love to have one bc they are so portable and easy to use.

  149. eric rivera says:

    we have one on the way and this would be great since we travel alot so this would be exciting to win

  150. I would love to win this my son is 5mos and could really use this we do not have one yet and this would come in handy and save us alot of money !! lol thanks for the chance to win

  151. I’d like to win because the travel crib looks amazing and I’m expecting next month.

  152. I love how easy it is to set up!

  153. I’d like to win because my great nephew needs a place to sleep at his grandma’s house and this would be easy for her to set up and store at her house :)

  154. I would like to win because my son just found out he is a daddy and needs EVERYTHING! I’d love to help any way I can! Thanks for this chance :)

  155. This would be perfect for my nephew

  156. I would love to win this for my son & daughter in law when they go camping it will be perfect for my grandson

  157. Karen Rennirt says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter who is due in March.

  158. I like the lightweight design and the plush mattress!

  159. I want to have this, because I have a family in mind that really needs it. I plan on passing it along this Christmas Season… they have *no* idea I am even thinking about them in this way.

  160. I would like to win this for my daughter who is having her first child next spring. BabyBjorn has always had a good reputation for quality products, and a travel bed like this would be nice to have on hand.

  161. Teresa Thompson says:

    My son and his family are marine’s and travel a lot. I would like to win for them.

  162. samantha penrod says:

    it would be so much easier than hauling around everything else

  163. @frugaliscious says:

    i would love to win this so i can gift it to my sister (who happened to be my best friend too) she is having a baby boy on April 2014 and this will be perfect for them coz they travel a lot. it will also be great coz she can bring it every time she visits me.

  164. jess fritzges says:

    I love the mattress. It is so sad to put a baby down on the hard mattresses of other travel cribs. I would love to have this for my son for going to Nana’s house.

  165. Melinda Stephens says:

    I’d love to win this because it looks a lot better than our Pack n Play. I really like that the mattress is thicker.

  166. kelley roach says:

    I’d love to win this because i’m the babysitter in the family. this would be great to have at my house for the new babies in our family.

  167. I would love to win one for your new grandson when he comes to visit!

  168. I love that it’s so easy to fold up!

  169. I would like to win because this looks very nice!

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