Baby Trend has released many versions of its nursery centers but when it comes to their bestselling and most popular one, it has to be this Nursery Center, a long-standing Amazon's Choice throughout the years.
Understandably so, as it has everything you need for a travel crib with bassinet, and it is the brand's most affordable option out of all.
Baby Trend Nursery Center
40 x 31.5 x 28 inches
Maximum Weight Limit
Bassinet: 30 pounds
Playard: As long as baby is comfortable
Price & Availability
Smart Design with Unique Add-Ons
This travel crib features a removable full bassinet, a mobile with three adorable plush toys and a diaper stacker for baby's essentials.
The full bassinet will cater to those first 6 months after which you can remove it and use the crib as a sleeping bed or playard for your little one. Many have no problem using it as a full time crib for toddlers as it comes with a firm, padded mattress that toddlers can nap on.
The mobile will keep your baby entertained while the diaper stacker will keep all your essentials nearby handy so that you don't have to frantically run around for just that one diaper cream.
None of these top-rated travel cribs here has these features, so they definitely set the Baby Trend apart. The closest to it would be the Micralite, but that does not have the above-mentioned add-ons.
And this one here comes with a travel tote bag.
Assembly & Portability
To set up, the Baby Trend Nursery Center has a one-hand locking mechanism that allows you to easily open (or close) the portable playard.
Besides the time-saving convenience, it also eliminates one of the very main reason parents often choose to forego a travel crib with bassinet - the cumbersome that is having to separately carry the bassinet.
You see, most travel cots with bassinet require you to remove the bassinet component first before you can pack the crib frame into the carry bag. And most bags, they are not able to fit the removed bassinet which means you will then have to carry it separately.
Not with the Baby Trend Nursery Center. It eliminates this extra cumbersome step by having a foldable bassinet design that does not require you to detach the bassinet at all - simply fold it in with your playard and put it into the carrying bag that comes with it.
Everything is packed compactly in one portable package without any attachment parts so it is easy to carry around wherever you go!
The portability does not stop there - this travel crib has two large wheels on one side as well so you can actually wheel it around the house, room to room with better mobility.
Don't worry, they come with brakes as well for better manoeuvrability and stability.
Multiple Options & Varieties
Another thing that we like about the Baby Trend Nursery Center is the many colour and design options that it is available in.
Aside from the model discussed in this review, some other popular options include:
There are many more so to be able to have that many choices is something that has been well-received by parents, both in the past and in present days.
Remember we mention in the beginning of this article that there are actually many versions released by Baby Trend? And we don't mean just the colour options.
For a slightly bigger budget, you get the options of these sophisticated multi-purposeful travel cribs:
Not only do they come with the above mentioned full-on bassinet, it also includes the brand's ever-famous Rock a Bye Bassinet, a 2nd bassinet that is completely removable to a stand alone rocker and is equipped with a removable canopy and two plush toys.
On top of that, a bunch of other accessories such as a flip-able changing pad and electronic music center with vibration are also part of the package so you literally have everything you need in just one item.
If you don't mind shelling out a bit more, we definitely recommend going for either one of these upgraded versions because boy, do they make life on the go so much easier.
And oh, they even come in a twin version as well. Definitely worth checking out if you're having double bundles of joy!
For the best playpen bassinet combo, the Baby Trend Nursery Center is one excellent option.
Not only because its bassinet is super sturdy and comfortable, it also comes with a toy bar to amuse your little one as well as an accessories pocket to keep your essentials handy.
If you are looking for a travel crib that comes with a bassinet, give the Baby Trend Nursery Center a go. It is very easy to use and is reasonably priced. There is a reason why it is the best pack and play for travel/ America's best-selling playard.