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Chicco Lullago Review

Limited breathability and mattress issues aren't worth the lower price
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Price:   $100 List | $100 at Amazon
Pros:  Budget-friendly, easy setup, lightweight
Cons:  Impaired breathability, harder to move, unstable sleep surface
Manufacturer:   Chicco
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Jan 20, 2019
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RANKED
#11 of 13
  • Ease of Use - 35% 5
  • Breathability - 25% 3
  • Sleep Surface - 20% 4
  • Quality - 15% 6
  • Eco-Health - 5% 3
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The Skinny

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.

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Our Analysis and Test Results

The overall quality of the Chicco is below average compared to the competition with parts and construction that doesn't feel as durable or look as sleek.
The overall quality of the Chicco is below average compared to the competition with parts and construction that doesn't feel as durable or look as sleek.

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.

Performance Comparison


The side rails on the Chicco have a lock/release button to initiate the folding/setup process.
The side rails on the Chicco have a lock/release button to initiate the folding/setup process.

Ease of Use


The Lullago provides average ease of use functionality. It is an uncomplicated bassinet with very few exciting features.

The leg shape of the Chicco prevents it from being placed too close to the parent's bed.
The leg shape of the Chicco prevents it from being placed too close to the parent's bed.

Accessibility


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.

The Chicco may be designed for travel  but the bag doesn't close leaving it open for items to fall out unexpectedly.
The Chicco may be designed for travel, but the bag doesn't close leaving it open for items to fall out unexpectedly.

Portability/Mobility


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.

Cleaning


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 Chicco only has mesh panels near where baby's head would be. However  should the baby shift or be placed in the bed away from the panels breathability could be impacted.
The Chicco only has mesh panels near where baby's head would be. However, should the baby shift or be placed in the bed away from the panels breathability could be impacted.

Breathability


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 Chicco sleep surface has a visible seam/indent you can feel.
The Chicco sleep surface has a visible seam/indent you can feel.

Sleep Surface


The Lullago has an average sleeping surface.

The Chicco mattress pad is one inch thick which is the maximum allowed by the guidelines.
The Chicco mattress pad is one inch thick which is the maximum allowed by the guidelines.

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.

The Chicco mattress has a lot more space between the pad and the side wall than we'd like when we press on the side  something baby may do.
The Chicco mattress has a lot more space between the pad and the side wall than we'd like when we press on the side, something baby may do.

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 Chicco folds and fits in its travel bag easily but the bag doesn't close which is odd and means parts could fall out without you noticing.
The Chicco folds and fits in its travel bag easily but the bag doesn't close which is odd and means parts could fall out without you noticing.

Quality


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.

Eco-Health


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.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz