If you're just looking for a basic travel crib that does not cost a lot, you will love the Cosco Funsport Play Yard Travel Crib.
This travel crib is all about keeping it simple, which is why it is so popular with parents.
Cosco Funsport Play Yard
40 x 30 x 28 inches
Maximum Weight Limit
Price & Availability
Sturdy & Lightweight
We will have to say we're pleasantly surprised at how sturdy the Cosco Funsport is made despite it feeling relatively lightweight on the hand.
You see, we have tested out quite a number of cheaper travel cribs in the market and one common issue that we find among them is that they tend to be a tad flimsy when set up. Which is a definite no-no, given how this is where your little one will be napping or playing in.
So imagine our delight when after setting up the Cosco Funsport, we gave it a little shake and it stays in place, not budging even just one bit!
It does not feel flimsy like it could collapse any time soon so this certainly earns a plus point from us editors here at Mommy Tea Room.
Aside from the material used, the reason why the Cosco Funsport is so durable is because it is built with low centre of gravity.
The legs are very stable and low to the ground so you do not have to worry about it tipping over or rocking when all your child's weight is put to one side. It's all about keeping the crib simple and safe, and that's what we like about it.
Assembly & Portability
In terms of setup, it is a breeze. Comes with mesh screens and a solid bottom, the Cosco Funsport unfolds easily once you remove it from the carry bag. Open the base and prop up the sides - it wouldn't take you more than one minute.
When you're done, fold it back down using the quick squeeze latch. Yep, just like its pricier competitors, this one here comes with such latch too for easy manoeuvrability.
However, we do have to let you know that you may still find it a little tricky to fold, and that is because it has a rather hard and uneven bottom.
Which is also why if you intend to let your little one nap in it, it's best that you get a separate crib mattress for his maximum comfort.
Nevertheless, just like Baby Trend's Nursery Center, this one here has two wheels on its base as well so you can easily move it around the house when you or your child wants a change of scenery.
What's even better, it that the Cosco Funsport Play Yard also comes with a carry bag so that you can pack it inside when you're heading out.
This is definitely something we didn't expect something at this a price point to have.
Overall, we would say this playard is best if your primary use is to have a safe place for your little one to play or take a quick nap near you when you're attending to some quick house works.
It may not be the best travel bed for baby mainly because the 'mattress' that comes with it is not very cushioned. If you intend to use it for overnight sleeps, we recommend buying a separate mattress pad for it, something like this would be a perfect fit.
Heck, we'd suggest you to still get the mattress even if you're just going to use it as a play pen because that will increase your baby's comfort infinitely.
Fuss-free with no gimmicky add-ons or whatnots, the Cosco Funsport Play Yard Travel Crib is one of the best travel playard that is cheap, reliable and lightweight play yard for parents who just want a playpen without the fuss. ,
It may not have as many add-ons as other competitors but what it has, it does best. And for a price like that to have a carry bag included, that's value for money.
Many parents choose this to store permanently at their grandparents' place because it is just so compact and convenient, which is why some also regard it as the 'best portable crib for grandma's house'.