Recently I reviewed the Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib. I also had the opportunity to test the company’s brand-new Lotus Bassinet, which is still only available on Guava Family’s website. Like the Lotus Crib, the Lotus Bassinet is beautiful, lightweight, safe, and extremely portable. It is also very expensive, costing about $200.
While I don’t think the Lotus Bassinet has enough unique features that make it worth paying more for it than other bassinets, one thing to note is that for about $100, you can purchase a conversion kit that will turn it into the Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib. That means you get a bassinet and a travel crib/pack ‘n play for about $300. So if you’re in the market for both, it may be worth the splurge.
Here’s what the Lotus Bassinet has to offer:
- It’s easy to set up and put away: Trust me—if I can do it quickly, anyone can! To set up the Lotus Bassinet, simply unfold the legs, remove it from the carry bag, open it up, clip on the rocker bases, unfold the mattress, and place the mattress inside the bassinet. It took me less than 30 seconds! Removing the rocker bases, folding the bassinet and mattress back up, and placing them back in the bag are just as quick and easy.
- It’s very safe: The Lotus Bassinet has breathable mesh sides that allow for full airflow and an unobstructed view of the child. The mesh sides go all the way down to the mattress to create a safe and breathable sleep environment. The bassinet is also free of toxic chemicals such as PVC, lead, phalates, and flame retardants.
- It’s rockable: The Lotus Bassinet has a rocking base that creates a gentle, soothing rocking motion for your baby. You can easily rock the bassinet with one hand without getting out of bed.
- It’s extremely portable: At only 13 pounds, the Lotus Bassinet is much lighter than other bassinets. Its carry bag also converts easily into a backpack (Guava Family is the only company in the world that makes cribs that pack into a backpack), and it fits within the carry-on allowance of all U.S. airlines. That makes it really easy to bring the bassinet to Grandma’s house or on vacation.
- It’s easy to clean: You can simply unzip the cover and throw it in the washing machine, making it easy to remove spit-up, drool, and germs from your baby’s sleep environment.
- It’s beautiful: The Lotus bassinet has a sleek, modern, gray-and-white design that will fit in with any decor.
The Lotus Bassinet’s mattress is 20 inches wide and 28 inches long and sits 10 inches deep. It has a weight limit of 18 pounds. You can purchase the fitted sheet here for about $20.
My only gripe about the Lotus Bassinet (other than the hefty price tag)? I wish it had a removable canopy or shade to shield baby from sunlight. For the price, I feel the bassinet should definitely have this feature.