An Expert Guide to the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light

Published on 07/12/2022 · 6 min readThe BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light is one of the most popular cribs on the market! Baby & Toddler Expert Gregg Mason deep dives into what makes it so worthy of the hype.
Gregg Mason, Baby Expert
By Baby Expert Gregg Mason

Photo courtesy of BabyBjörn

Expecting parents and caregivers are easily overwhelmed with the litany of new products marketed as must-haves for a baby. But, how much do families need to prepare for every circumstance? And what are the essential baby products that simplify life, work in a range of circumstances, and add value around the house and on the go?

One of the absolute staples is a travel crib. It ensures you're prepared for your next trip and creates a safe space for a baby around the house. A new parent and baby’s most valuable resource is sleep! It’s paramount, and a travel crib is the ideal tool when on the road or even taking a nap at home.

A purpose-built travel crib frees up mom and dad to complete household chores, take that important phone call, use the bathroom, and more. A quality one should be safe, light, packable, washable, easy to use, and durable enough for long-term use as a baby grows.

The BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light checks every box.

Why BabyBjörn?

BabyBjörn is a Swedish family-run company that makes premium, infant, and toddler gear. Perhaps best known for its baby carriers, the company first produced baby bouncers in the early sixties. Besides carriers, bouncers, and cribs, the company’s modern product lineup includes a range of kitchen and bath essentials as well.

Each product is designed with a thoughtful purpose, functionality, and longevity in mind. Classic designs and premium quality ensure they withstand frequent use—so much so that BabyBjörn items are often handed down and used by multiple children in succession. This makes them a sustainable and practical product for growing families or even resale down the road.

Why a Travel Crib?

My wife and I immediately realized that the BabyBjörn travel crib was a key piece of gear in our early years of parenthood. Our firstborn often preferred it to her standard crib for sleep, and it allowed us to camp as a family of three. It’s ultra-portable and sets up quickly inside our large family tent. See-through, breathable mesh on the crib sides provide a line of sight for parents, and its design allows for easy access when nursing and changing.

Over the years, this travel crib worked around the house and helped us remain mobile. Remote work is part of our lifestyle, and the crib’s easy transportability made it a useful confined play space as our daughter became more mobile.

How to Use the BabyBjörn Travel Crib

Assembly

To set it up, first unzip the travel crib from the included compact storage and travel carry bag, and lift the frame away from you. All four legs pop out automatically. Once placed on a flat floor at home, in a hotel room, or even in a tent, ensure the legs are securely in place by listening for the click when set at a slight angle.

Next, remove the mattress from the carry bag and place it inside the crib. There are tabs on each of its corners that loop through the frame to connect and secure the plush mattress in place. The crib has no loose parts, making it a safe and cozy place for a baby to sleep or play.

Disassembly

Takedown is easy—everything fits right back into the provided bag! Simply reverse the steps for storage or transport.

Why the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Might be Right for You

At only ​​19” x 23.5” x 5.5”, the bag is slender and doesn’t take up a lot of space. It weighs only 13lbs and has a robust carrying strap on the exterior for easy hauling. There’s no reason not to include the travel crib with your overnight gear or as a backup sleep or play space for your baby.

There is no upper weight limit for the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light and it’s suitable for newborns. Toddlers up to three years old (or until they are large enough to crawl out) can enjoy the space for naps or play.

One of the primary attractions of this crib is its versatility. With a strong painted steel crib frame and a supportive and 100% poly-ether foam mattress, parents appreciate its high quality from day one. This appreciation only continues as parents use the travel crib as a playpen when sleep schedules and priorities shift.

The assembled crib measures 32” x 44” x 24”, leaving ample space for a baby to play in, yet remaining compact enough to move around a room, even when assembled. Set up the crib in the kitchen while preparing dinner, outdoors while gardening, or even in a playroom to socialize a baby with bigger kids during playtime.

Photo courtesy of BabyBjörn

Life with an infant or toddler is a messy business, so machine-washable components are a tremendous advantage. The mesh lining of the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light unzips and completely detaches from the frame on laundry day or for spot cleaning. Simply wash using a mild, environmentally certified detergent respecting dosage instructions. Do not tumble dry the mesh lining to avoid degrading the quality of the fabric.

The water-resistant mattress cover is also removable for cleaning. Accidents happen and having a liquid-resistant surface that’s also modular for cleaning is a definite bonus. Not only do longevity and cleanliness top the list of the crib’s benefits, but safety and comfort do as well.

A fitted sheet, available for purchase separately or as a bundle, fits perfectly around the mattress and adds additional washing flexibility. It’s easy to put on, and elastic edges keep it in place. BabyBjörn uses premium organic cotton that is soft and free of unnatural ingredients. Pick up a couple of extra sheets to cycle through washings and to have on hand for the next trip.

Since fabric choice is an integral part of the BabyBjörn brand, its eco-conscious fabrics are developed in-house. All materials used to make the Travel Crib Light that come into contact with the child’s skin meet the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class 1 requirement for baby products. OEKO-TEX is an independent testing and certification system for textiles and accessories. Meeting and exceeding these guidelines ensures the materials are comfortable for a baby’s sensitive skin and safe to use. Aside from material safety, the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light also complies with the EN 716 safety standard for folding cribs and national fire safety requirements.

Available in a range of subtle and modern colors, the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light fits easily into any home. Its compact size and weight make it perfect for life on the go. But practicality is only part of the story. The premium, comfortable and safe materials make it an ideal piece of baby gear for years of growth, from infant to toddler. Parents of babies attest that anything you can do to encourage more sleep while also being hands-free is a huge win for the first years of life with a baby. If you have any unanswered questions about this product, or any others, feel free to reach out to a Baby & Toddler Expert here on Curated and we would be more than happy to assist you! Sweet dreams!

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