14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
, March 24, 2012
This review is from: Gocrib Portable Baby Travel Crib and Play Yard (Baby Product)
There are 2 BIG problems that I had with the go crib:
1) when this thing is inflated, it has a HUGE footprint. The legs and top are all inflated big tubes, and they are angled out, so they take up at least double the space that a traditional packnplay would need. We were in a hotel room that just literally didn't have the floor space that the go crib needed. Thinking back, almost any hotel room (or especially camping!) that we've done would not have been able to fit this crib. So unless you are in some swanky double room suite, I honestly don't know how anyone else has made it fit.
2) some people have suggested to rest it on a blanket or comforter for extra padding so it's off the floor (bc the bottom literally rests on the floor), however you HAVE to make sure that the entire thing including the legs are all on the same surface. The mesh side length is designed to be the same length as the legs and reach the floor, so if you have the bed part up higher than the legs, you are creating excess mesh sides are not taut anymore. Our baby girl ended up rolling into that hanging over excess, so she was off the mattress with her face in the side of it inside the mesh side. Really dangerous
Also, our gauge didn't measure the input ( not a huge deal but annoying when you just spent 250), and more importantly our mattress did not self inflate and you cannot manually inflate it. Which is why we tried resting it on a blanket underneath.
It definitely fits as a carry on (great to avoid paying a checked baggage fee), and it is lightweight. I would not say that the set up is super easy and it does take some time, but it's not the worst. With the safety issues and the size, I wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends.
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