The Chicco Lullago is a simple bassinet with a minimalistic design and lighter weight. This product has removable fabric that requires hand washing and hangs to dry, and it's mattress and cover aren't waterproof, making clean up a hassle. We don't care for the fabric surround because it only has small mesh panels. We feel it could be harder for baby to breathe if their face ends up against the fabric instead of the mesh. This bassinet may look intriguing, and the lower list price will attract some families. However, its overall performance is disappointing in most of our tests, resulting in a bassinet that we think most parents will find frustrating to use.
Chicco Lullago Review
Pros: Budget-friendly, easy setup, lightweight
Cons: Impaired breathability, harder to move, unstable sleep surface
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Our Analysis and Test Results
Chicco is a company started by Enrico Catelli and is now part of the Artsana Group. Chicco is one of the top baby-related brands in Europe, and they produce all kinds of baby gear appropriate for children from the womb up until preschool. They sell products in more than 120 countries worldwide.
Ease of Use
The Lullago provides average ease of use functionality. It is an uncomplicated bassinet with very few exciting features.
This bassinet is a little larger than similarly shaped options, and the mattress rests a little lower. It is far enough away from the height of a bed that you will most likely need to get up to retrieve your baby or to place them safely back inside.
While it is lighter (14.4 lbs) and smaller than much of the competition, it still isn't the easiest to move from room to room. This product lacks wheels, and its long shape makes it awkward to carry while walking. It fits in a carry bag for travel, but the bag is flimsy and doesn't have any closure, leaving the legs free to fall out.
Ease of Setup
It takes about 3 minutes to set this bassinet up, and the process is intuitive enough to manage without the manual. It only requires you to insert the legs into the slots on the frame and put the mattress inside.
The fabric on the Chicco is removable for hand washing and line drying. While we appreciate having the ability to wash the entire thing in one go, hand washing is not convenient, and neither the mattress cover nor the cloth sides are waterproof, so messes have the potential to spread.
The Lullago earned a low score for breathability. The sides of the bassinet are primarily fabric with only small mesh panels where the baby's head should go. Unfortunately, should baby shift or if their face gets too close to the fabric, their ability to breathe could be impaired.
The Lullago has an average sleeping surface.
The mattress is one inch thick and has average compression. It offers enough support for sleeping babies, but it may not be the most comfortable.
While it fits relatively well in the frame of the bassinet, the mattress can potentially shift if baby managed to scoot (or is placed) into the corner of the sleeping area.
The Lullago is slightly below average for quality. There are no glaring mistakes or poor craftsmanship in this product. However, the materials don't appear very durable, and the stability of the frame is less than ideal. The fabric is soft, but thin and moves easily instead of remaining taut. This bassinet has solid connections, and it looks clean and simple. However, the back and forth movement in the legs and the tipping of the bassinet with pressure on the top rail could potentially improve with better materials or higher quality design.
The Lullago doesn't offer the best design for eco-health. While some brands are moving to increased transparency concerning materials and construction, Chicco does not offer any information on this bassinet. Given the lack of bragging and details related to being free of flame retardants, we assume, there is a possibility that some chemical is being used with this product (though we are unable to confirm this). It does use polyurethane foam in the mattress, and it doesn't have third-party certifications, nor does it use organic materials. These factors, combined with chemical use potential, resulted in the lower eco-health score. The Chicco Lullago is JPMA certified.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz