As Ella started getting a bit older, it became necessary to give away many of the items I’ve held on to, such as infant swings, bottles, her crib – just about every bit of baby gear that she’d outgrown. We have a small house, so keeping all of these unnecessary items was more than I could handle.
I gave away Ella’s play yard. Honestly, I never thought it would be something we’d use past two-years-old, but I quickly regretted that decision once I’d lost my job and the holidays were getting closer. The play yard that we had was full-sized, unpredictable in it’s folding capabilities and seemed more of a hassle than a help, which is why I wasn’t terribly sad to see it go. I was so thankful when the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 arrived at our house!
I realized that as a stay-at-home-mom, albeit temporarily, it made things like cleaning house and showering much easier because I could put Ella in the BabyBjorn for a little while to keep her safe or out of the way.
Here’s a confession: I wanted to, and was asked to, have my thoughts on the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 during the holidays, but I thought that was too short of a time. This thing is so lightweight and easy to fold and carry that I thought for sure it would have broken by now. At the very least, we’d have stopped using it. Yet when we travel, we take it everywhere because of its convenient size and Ella actually loves playing in it. She will actually ask to be put in it. That’s a product endorsement if I’ve ever seen one!
The price of the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2 is around $212; while this may seem a bit steep for a play yard, it’s far easier to clean and to carry and that definitely makes the price worth it. In fact, I’m certain that if you plan on having more than one child, you can reuse it, which means it will pay for itself. Here’s another fact to ponder: the play yard we purchased when Ella was born lasted only 6 months. We actually had to buy a second one and, between the two, we spent far more than what the BabyBjorn costs.
Don’t believe how easy the set up is? Take a look at the video below! You can also see how small the footprint is, both out of the bag and in. Literally, it’s like carrying a large briefcase; it’s only 11 pounds! (I tried to do the cool looking flip out thing that the dad in the video did – make sure you have it aimed the right way because I flipped it into my face. It was hilarious!)