Travel Lite Crib with Stages Review

My son in the Graco Travel Lite Crib with Stages



One of the things I love the most about having a baby is co-sleeping. It was great for us for the very first weeks of my son’s life, a life saver during the night specially while breastfeeding and during the day at nap times.  I love cuddling with my baby and just feeling him close to me. Best feeling ever!

During the first months I was able to co-sleep without any problems but as my baby grew older we had to move him into his bassinet.  He wanted more space in the bed and we were getting no sleep from getting constant kicks and punches at night. Oh well,  we have a little kicker!

I was o.k. having him sleep in the bassinet since it was just by my side of the bed and I was able to reach/see him easily.  We continued using it until he turned 4 months and he was above the weight/height limit for it. The bassinet was for babies less than 14lbs and my son was 15lbs then.  I didn’t want him to sleep alone in his room at 4 months and I was having a hard time finding a bassinet that was small enough to fit by my bed and that was made for heavier babies.

I ordered the Graco Travel Lite Crib online and loved the fact that it had stages depending on the babies weight.  Once I received it I was happy to see how easy it was to put it together  and that it was the perfect size to fit beside my bed.

Metal bars that can be adjusted in the hanging bassinet for Stage 1 and 2


Stage 1 is for babies up to 15lbs and Stage 2 is for up to 20lbs, then you can just remove the hanging bassinet and you are left with the crib that looks just like a playpen.   Right now we are still in Stage 2 but I have a feeling we will be removing the bassinet part soon so he can use it in the lowest setting.  In the lowest setting it is recommended for use up to 30lbs. The crib also comes with a very neat travel bag, I was impressed it doesn’t take a lot of space once you fold it up and I can see myself traveling with it if needed.


View from the top


Something else I really like about it is the fact that it is super breathable. The sides are all soft to the touch mesh so it is a lot safer for him as the airflow is a lot better than with other bassinets. So far we are loving it and I am thankful that I get to keep my baby in our room with us for a little longer.


Happy Baby, Happy Mom


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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

19 responses to “Travel Lite Crib with Stages Review”

  1. Thank you this add was very helpful. I have a really small house as we live in military quarters and want to keep the baby out of my daughters room as long as posable and yes am having a hard time finding a bassinet with higher weight limits. My two and a half year old is still under 30 pounds, so I do believe peanut will have a long ride in this travel lite:)

  2. perfect for travelling

  3. This looks like just the perfect size for traveling. Comfortable and safe, too!

  4. what a marvellous system. It’s fantastic that it is adjustable according to weight, I’ve used ones that sagged in the middle when baby was a bit bigger. I also think that a whole lot of thought went into this design, love the mesh sides too good airflow there. Ideal for the home or for travelling I’d say. 🙂

  5. what an easy way to pack and go and sill have everything to make baby happy

  6. what a great travel crib

  7. My sister and I are going in on one of these for the baby shower we are attending on Sunday, hope they like it

  8. This looks like such a cosy travel crib

  9. My friend is due soon and is looking around at all the different baby gear she will need. This looks like a good sturdy travel playpen.

  10. I love this no matter where you go baby feels at home

  11. Thank you for your review of this Graco crib. I am interested in buying the crib, but am wondering, is the airy mesh on all four sides, or just the two long sides? It almost looks like the warning labels make it thicker and less breathable on that side. I’d really appreciate your thoughts about this. Thanks.

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  13. My daughter uses a crib like this for traveling

  14. I am a soon to be mom, from North Vancouver, and plan to use this as the bassinet in our bedroom from birth. I have two questions, what do you think about the mattress and where did you find sheets that fit? Thanks in advance….

  15. What a beautiful travel crib

  16. My friend could use something like this for travelling

  17. I love that this bed has multiple uses which helps parents save money and this crib is really adorable from the colors to the design

  18. I love this Travel Lite Crib. It is ideal for baby and alters to accommodate his/her growth spurts and your own needs. I like the breathable mesh and the whole crib looks so comfortable.
    I kept our babies beside our bed for at least a year. I also liked to have him near me, especially since the youngest suffered from croup and, even with a vapourizor going, it was a more anxious time for me.

  19. This is my second comment. This is such a special crib that I think it deserves another comment. I have never actually seen another one like it that ‘grows’ with your baby. I love the fact that you can fold it up and take it with you, if necessary. My eldest grandchild traveled with her parents and they took her play pen. She was a year old and fussed most of the night. This crib would have solved that problem. We all survived but they were all tired the next day.

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