I have a hate/hate relationship with pack n plays. They hate for me to put them up and take them down and I hate it too. I also hate how I feel like an idiot trying to get the whole setup back into its original carrier. And it's heavy too.
My pack n play woes are a thing of the past now that I have found Baby Bjorn's travel crib 2 lite. I LOVE THIS THING. I will admit its price point is steep but hey, people want to buy you things when you're expecting a baby and this thing is worth it.
You can set it up and fold it up within 1-2 minutes. It's comfy and will even fit your toddler. It's so lite you can carry it with one hand. The bag it comes in is like a gym back as opposed to some weird, long bag like the pack n play and did I mention it's light? It's nearly half the weight of a standard pack n play. And you all know how crazy I am about the safety of products used for my little ones. Baby Bjorn has the highest standards in regards to the materials used to make its products.
We recently made a move to Denver and did the long 18 hour road trip, not to mention spent about a week and a half at our in-laws while our furniture was gone and this crib was a gem throughout. We splurged and stayed at the Four Seasons at Vegas (which is actually way more affordable than I would have thought for Vegas on a Labor Day weekend) and I even opted to use our Travel Crib Lite over having them put a crib in. It's that awesome. Now, I have the crib in our room to put down the little guy for naps and even bed some nights since the kiddos are now sharing a room.
Don't believe me on how easy and how fast it is to put up the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib 2 Lite? Here's a fun video showing anyone can do it!
I wanted to do a video showing me put it together but with the move, I haven't had much time for anything other than trying to stay on routine and get this house unpacked!
NOTE: Baby Bjorn provided me with the Travel Crib 2 Lite but my opinions are my own.