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Guava Family Compact Lightweight Playard

Last updated: January 11, 2023


This playard is both lightweight and durable, with a design that surrounds your baby. You can set it up and take it down in seconds, and guides on the crib will walk you through setting it up until you get used to it. It's lightweight, but one of the best things about it is how small it is when folded down, making it easy to pack up and squeeze into your car.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Weighing only 13 pounds, this playard is highly portable and even includes a carrying case with shoulder straps.

In our analysis of 52 expert reviews, the Guava Family Compact Lightweight Playard placed 6th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

WORRY-FREE AIRPORT TRAVEL – Designed to be easy to fly with the compact, light backpack carrying case. Set up is simple in 15 seconds and only weighs 13 lbs packed. CERTIFIED SAFE & NON-TOXIC – The only playard with GreenGuard Gold non-toxic certification (low voc & no lead, phthalates, pvc, heavy metals, etc). Full-height mesh guarantees best, breathable airflow. QUIET SIDE ZIPPER DOOR – Nurse or cuddle your little one to sleep, then just zip the lockable access door. Easier on your back, and when it’s time to play & crawl, more fun! COMFORTABLE MATTRESS – Perfect for sleep and play, our updated pad’s thick, soft foam is approved for newborns & infants for overnight sleep (0-3 years old). WHAT’S INCLUDED – You get a complete travel crib with the compact backpack carrying case. Two Year Warranty and great customer service. Sheets not included. Setup Crib Length: 42”, Width: 32”, Height: 25”. Folded (in Backpack) Length: 24”, Width: 7”, Height: 11”

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

With its quick setup, small footprint, and convenient carry bag, the Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib is a must-have for globetrotting families.
You can easily set it up within 15 seconds. This ensures that you are able to fold it and set it up whenever required.
This play yard features a unique design resembling the camping tent.
First, this playard is the lightest available at only 13 pounds. Even better, it packs up quickly into a carrying case with shoulder straps. How convenient!
Setup and breakdown are stupid easy and only takes a minute or two each. There are even icons guides on the crib itself, making it easy to pack this crib away even after you inevitably misplace the manual.
15 second set up
I would say one of the biggest takeaways of the Lotus Travel Crib is the the compact size when it’s folded up. Not only does it take up a small footprint to begin with, it also offers both a shoulder strap AND a backpack strap option.

What reviewers didn't like

Mattress is thin and made of cold plastic
A bit expensive
The zipper can stick for some customers.
The Lotus isn’t known for its super comfortable mattress, but it gets the job done reasonably well.
Lots of Velcro tabs used for setup – confusing at first
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