Graco Travel Lite Crib with Stages – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Graco Travel Lite Crib with StagesPrice Range:  $85 to $100
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Smaller footprint
    • Inexpensive bassinet alternative
    • Easy to move around
  • Cons:
    • Baby outgrows around 6 months
    • Thin mattress
    • No access to storage space

Most Helpful Reviews on the Graco Travel Lite Crib with Stages

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 3/21/2013 – I received this play yard for my first baby shower and it has now served us through two babies. It is a pretty useful item, but I believe there are better ones out there. Each of our babies were in this crib for the first 5 months, at which time they outgrew it length-wise. I think most babies could fit for a couple of months longer, ours are just tall. The bassinet part of it is useful, but the lower, play yard part is not. By the time babies are sitting up and ready for a play yard, they are too big for this product. We never used the canopy, it didn’t provide any shade in our bright bedroom. It’s very thin and covers a very small area. The mattress is not washable…. It is easy to get this play yard though the doors without breaking it down, but the wheels are small, the whole thing is boxy and it is not easy to push it around the house…. There is a storage issue here as well…. In this product, that space on the bottom is not accessible and is therefore wasted in my opinion. This is another area where I feel a bassinet is superior to this product…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 12/30/2012 – … I love that it has two levels for when baby is tiny and then it can be lowered to a regular pack and play level, but it is compact enough to not take over our bedroom. We can keep baby close without having a bulky cradle/pack and play taking up all the room. It doesn’t have all the ‘bells and whistles’ that regular PNP’s do but I love it for that reason. Sometimes, less is more and this proves it! I definitely recommend this for new moms during night feedings!  (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 4/5/2013 – I purchased this item following the birth of my youngest grandson. It’s the perfect combination of bassinet, crib and playpen! It is easy to assemble and moves easily from room to room. The stages are great, no bending low to get a tiny baby in and out and no worrying that he’ll roll off the couch or bed…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 3/11/2013 – After reading lots of positive reviews and seeing that it was recommended in Baby Bargains, I purchased this to use as a bassinet for our baby (it is smaller than a regular pack n plan and would fit in our bedroom). While the crib frame seems sturdy, the fabric is cheap, and the “mattress” that you can move up into bassinet position looks very rickety and uncomfortable. I don’t know what it’s made of but I would not be surprised if there is cardboard and staples under there…certainly not something that can be washed. The metal rods that hold up the mattress also aren’t very reassuring. I just didn’t feel comfortable having my baby sleep in the bassinet part…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 3/20/2012 – Great Bassinet BUT sheets are hard to find. I bought Carter’s changing pad covers to use as sheets. They fit well and are really soft. This pack-n-play is much smaller than average sized ones, which is perfect for our small apartment. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)

Gear in Action

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What the Makers Say

  • One-of-a-kind, height-adjustable bassinet grows with your baby
    Versatile crib easily converts to a portable playard
    Weighs less than 20 pounds, so it’s ready to go anywhere
    20% smaller than our traditional playards for easy in-room fit
    Compact fold, so you’re ready to go anywhere
    Signature Graco® push-button fold makes closing your playard quick and hassle-free
    Removable infant bassinet is perfect for sleeping
    Quilted mattress pad creates a comfortable sleep space
    Canopy with soft toys to soothe baby
    Airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation
    Convenient carrying bag for no-fuss travel and storage
    (read more at GracoBaby.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion, search the Con­sumer Prod­ucts Safety Division’s web­site here.

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