The 4moms Breeze earned a higher score overall than four competing products in this review.
4moms was launched in 2005 by Henry Thorne and Rob Daley, a roboticist, and businessman looking for a new business venture. After researching various industries, the friends settled on the juvenile product industry as a good opportunity. Established under the parent company Thorley Industries the 4moms moniker comes from the first focus group for the company that helped provide insight that led to the development of the first product, an infant tub. Today, 4moms is a quickly growing company offering a variety of baby gear with a unique edge.
This comparison chart includes the overall scores for each travel crib we tested in this review including the 4moms option (in blue).
The sections below include details on how the 4moms performed in relation to the other products we tested.
The 4moms is very easy to set up and the included bassinet only adds a small amount of time.
Ease of Use
The Breeze earned an 8 of 10 for ease of use. This is the second easiest option to set up and take down in the review. It took us just over 8 minutes to set up the Breeze and just over 9 minutes with the bassinet. After multiple tests, we whittled that down to an average time of 2:22 minutes.
This crib is easy to set up with one button (above left) and snapping the bassinet in place over the top rails if you plan to use it (above right).
The hardest part of setting up the 4moms is attaching the mattress and pulling the mattress Velcro through the holes in the bottom to secure the mattress to the crib.
Affixing the mattress to the bottom is the hardest part as the Velcro tabs want to attach to the wrong place when you slide them through the bottom.
The 4moms is the largest folded package made harder to manage with the addition of the bassinet that doesn't fit in the carry bag.
The Breeze earned a 2 of 10 for portability. This travel crib is the second heaviest one in the group with a folded carrying case weight of 22 lbs and 12 oz, if you add the bassinet, the weight becomes 23.9 lbs. This weight is heavier than many parents want to carry for very long and could make traveling with the Breeze difficult. It is the largest folded option measuring 12.1"H x 30.7"L x 12.2"W in the travel bag. Fitting the crib in the carry bag is hard, and there are no directions. The bassinet doesn't fit at all, so you'll end up with two things to carry instead of one which decrease transportability. The carry bag handles are long so you could sling it over your shoulder, but the weight will prohibit most parents from doing so.
The 4moms mattress is somewhat disappointing compared to the similarly priced competition that has thicker more supportive materials.
The Breeze earned a 5 of 10 for comfort. The Breeze has a standard one-inch mattress. It is polyurethane foam it is on the firm side and stiff compared to the competition. However, it doesn't compress as easily as some others, and it was more comfortable as a result. It is one of the easiest to get baby in and out of without discomfort to caregivers.
Even at a quick glance, you can see the quality in the design and materials of the 4moms compared to the competition, and it earned one of the top scores for quality in this review.
The Breeze earned a 9 of 10 for quality. The 4moms shines in the quality department with durable material and a sturdy frame. The mesh is very tight but scratchy, and the frame doesn't shake or move no matter where you push unlike most of the competition we tested. We didn't experience any issues related to quality, but at least one Amazon reviewer remarked that the bassinet began to sag after a few months of use.
The Breeze earned a 1 of 10 for eco-health. 4moms doesn't make any claims offering information on what their materials include, besides meeting both the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requirements. However, this has nothing to do with flame retardants which are not legally required and have been proven harmful to baby's health. The Center For Environmental Health (CEH) maintains a list of major brand manufacturers and their use of flame retardants. 4moms is not on this list.