So far, most travel cribs you see in the market are more or less the same size with probably 1 or 2 inches difference, most certainly, they are rectangular in shape.
The Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome will change all presumptions you had about travel cribs. This one here is mini, round and shaped like a sphere. Just like its name, it's a dome!
Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome
31.4 x 22 x 5.4 inches
Maximum Weight Limit
Price & Availability
Honestly, this could very well be the cutest travel crib you will ever come across - it certainly is for us! But there's more to that for the Baby Dome.
Mini Travel Crib
For one, this is a mini travel crib. With a unique space-saving design, it is actually about 20% smaller than your traditional travel cribs. Incidentally, it is very lightweight - less than 15 pounds.
Even though it is small, it is big enough to keep your little one comfortable. Really, do not get fooled by its size.
Parents have commended how even their 2-year old is able to sit next to their sleeping 2-month old inside so there really isn't much to be worried about in terms of the Baby Dome's spaciousness.
And just because it is smaller doesn't mean you'll get much shorter usage from it.
Sure, it may not have the Lotus/Babybjorn 3-year usage span, but it doesn't mean that the Fisher-Price Baby Dome will only last, say the first two months only.
In fact, the Baby Dome is able to house your baby until s/he has reached 20 pounds (or 9kg) and depending on your baby's growth, that usually means 6-8 months. Yup, just like travel cribs with bassinet like this and this here, but without the bulkiness.
Do keep in mind that you should only use with a child who is unable to push up on his hands and knees, sit up unassisted or grasp the side and pull upward.
Indoor & Outdoor Use
This is another aspect that makes the Baby Dome so unique - it can be used both indoors and outdoors!
Thanks to a solid base, the Baby Dome will sit sturdy at any ground without wobbling or tipping over.
Don't worry, there is a soft padding provided to keep your little one comfortable and away from the solid base.
Likewise, the UPF20 canopy keeps your baby shielded from harmful rays and the surrounding netting keeps all bugs out.
It is, dare we say, the only travel crib in the market to date that can be used outdoors. This is why it is such a hugely popular choice amongst parents who like to go outdoors because they can continue to go picnic or camping even with a newborn in tow.
We've told you - the Baby Dome is unlike any other travel cribs!
Sensory & Fine Motor Skills Development
What we also like about the Fisher-Price Baby Dome is that it allows development to come into play as early as the first few months which, really, is the most crucial period for a baby's development.
The colourful linkable toys that hang overhead will grab your baby's attention and even though s/he may not be able to grasp them yet, it encourages eye tracking and this, is development in the sensory department.
Move the toys within baby's reach and it encourages their fine motor skills as the little hands grasp at them.
By exploring all the fun textures the toys have, it helps strengthen their dexterity too. You can also remove the toys and place them within baby's reach for tummy time play.
It's never too early to start on baby's development - the Baby Dome helps with just that.
Portability & Maintenance
In terms of setting up the Baby Dome, it is a no brainer. It arrives in a frustration-free, easy-to-open packaging (that's 100% recyclable), as follows:
Open it up and you will see a fold-up Baby Dome. Simply unfold it and the crib will pop into shape - just that easy.
Once folded, there are handles at the top for you to carry along and while we wouldn't say it is the most compact, its lightweight nature makes it easy to port around.
Maintenance-wise, there's not much that needs to be done.
The mattress sheet is machine washable while the rest of the crib, including the sleeping pad is wipeable with just a piece of damp cloth.
Colour Options & Design Varieties
Last but not least, we like the variety that the On-The-Go Baby Dome offers.
Aside from this "Pixel Forest" colour and design option (the model being discussed thus far), there area a whopping 6 other selections available for you to choose as well.
Amongst them, these are the most popular ones:
Do note that there are slight price differences for different designs, although they are not substantial.
Not everyone prefers the standard-sized travel crib - it can be a tad too big for their purpose so the Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome is really a one-of-a-kind product that caters to specific needs of parents..
Your new tiny human will feel right at home wherever you go in this cozy and portable play space. It is hands down the best travel cot for newborn in our opinion. Definitely the best mini travel crib the market has to offer!