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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 | Check Price 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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  • Ease of Use - 35% 5
  • Breathability - 25% 3
  • Sleep Surface - 20% 4
  • Quality - 15% 6
  • Eco-Health - 5% 3

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 with small mesh panels and 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, but its overall performance is disappointing in most of our tests, resulting in a bassinet we think most parents will find frustrating on a daily basis.


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Pros Budget-friendly, easy setup, lightweightBudget-friendly, super accessible and portableNatural materials available, adjustable height, easy to reach babyMesh breathability, swivel versatility, easy access to baby bedsideVery breathable, machine washable
Cons Impaired breathability, harder to move, unstable sleep surfaceNot as eco-healthy, frustrating setupExpensive, hard to moveSpot clean only, hard to move from room to roomExpensive, easy to compress mattress, MDF board
Bottom Line Limited breathability and mattress issues aren't worth the lower priceGreat portable co-sleeping bassinet with a nice priceEasy access to baby in a quality wood co-sleeper that looks greatGreat for c-section moms and parents who'd like a safer alternative to co-sleepingNice bedside cradle with machine washable mesh and mattress
Rating Categories Chicco Lullago Clear-Vue Co-Sleeper babybay Bedside... HALO Bassinest... BabyBjorn Cradle
Ease Of Use (35%)
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Specs Chicco Lullago Clear-Vue Co-Sleeper babybay Bedside... HALO Bassinest... BabyBjorn Cradle
Assembled Weight 14.4 lbs 22.1 lbs 28.6 lbs 33 lbs 12.1 lbs
Open Dimensions 27.5"H x 37.3"L x 22"W 34.8"H x 34.5"L x 20.3"W 37.1"H x 36"L x 20.7"W 36.9"H x 45.3"L (base) 33.8" (bassinet) x 21.8"W (bassinet) 26"H x 31.5"L x 18"W
Age/Height/Weight Limit 20 lbs Discontinue Use When Infant: Pushes Up On Hands And Knees 5 Months or 18 lbs Discontinue Use When Infant: Pushes Up On Hands And Knees 5 Months Discontinue Use When Infant: Pushes Up On Hands And Knees Discontinue As An Attachable Baby Bed When Infant: Rolls Over Or Pulls Up To A Kneeling, Sitting Or Standing Position 5 Months or 20 lbs Discontinue Use When Infant: Pushes Up On Hands And Knees, Pulls Up, Rolls Over, Sit Unassisted, Can Move Out Of The Security Of The Walled Sleep Area 6 Months or 18 lbs Discontinue Use When Infant: Pushes Up On Hands And Knees
Product Care Fabric: Hand Wash Frame: Wipe Clean Mattress: Wipe Clean Mattress Sheet: Machine Wash Metal Frame: Wipe Clean Lining: Machine Wash Wipe Down Sheet: Machine Wash Base and Mattress: Spot Clean Machine Wash
Bassinet Mattress Height Above Floor 16" 19.5"-25.5" Adult Mattress Height 24"-30" 3"-27" Adult Mattress Height 10"-31" 26.5"-33" 15.4"
Special Features Portable Adjustable Legs Made From Solid Wood Rotates 360 Degrees, Sidewall Lowers Springy Movement
Modes Bassinet Portable Bassinet Bedside Sleeper Bedside Sleeper Bassinet Bedside Sleeper Bassinet
Chemical Flame Retardant Free Not Specified Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portable Design Yes No No No No
Wheels No Yes No No No
Mesh Sides Partial - 2 Panels Yes - Full Wood Slats Yes - Full Yes - Full
Included Accessories Integrated Sheet Fitted Sheet None Fitted Sheet None
Available Accessories None Arm's Reach® Clear-Vue™ Au Naturel Mattress Pad, Puppy Luv Music Box, Replacement Strap and Plate Classic Mattress, Cooling Comfort Mattress, Eco-Organic Mattress, Cloud Comfort Mattress, Cooling Comfort Jersey Sheet, Snuggle Comfort Terry Sheet, Dry Comfort Mattress Protector, Classic Comfort Mattress Pad with Cotton Cover, Cooling Comfort Mattress Pad with Dry Comfort Mattress Protector, Organic Comfort Mattress Pad with Dry Comfort Mattress Protector, Cloud Comfort Mattress Pad with Dry Comfort Mattress Protector, babybay Organic Babynest, babybay Patterned Babynest, babybay Solid Colored Babynest, Bassinet Conversion Kit, Rolling Casters, Canopy Holder, Organic Canopy, Patterned Canopy, Solid Colored Canopy, Bed Frame Anchor, babycare Organizer Fitted Sheet, Mattress Pad, Mobile Sleepy Owl, Mobile Whimsical Birds, Storage Caddy, Newborn Insert Fitted Sheet, Canopy
Set Up Time 3:05 29:20 (58:34 total with redo) 39:14:00 27:10:00 7:19
Materials Polyurethane Foam Pad, Polyester Fiber Batting Strong Nylon Cloth, Cotton Polyester Blend, Nylon Woven Strapping, Polyurethane Foam Beechwood, Water-Based Finishes, CFC Polyurethane Foam Polyester Fiber, Polyester Fiber Batting, Polyurethane Foam Polyester, Cotton (website), Polyurethane (Manual)

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 (pronounced kee-ko) was started by Enrico Catelli and is now part of the Artsana Group, which is a lifestyle company. Chicco is one of the top baby related brands in Europe, and they produce all kinds of baby gear appropriate for children from womb to preschool. Their products are sold in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Performance Comparison


The comparison chart includes the overall scores for the bassinets we tested in this review including the Chicco (in blue) which did not perform as well as most of the competition.


The sections below detail the Chicco's performance during testing.

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 earned a 5 of 10 for ease of use.

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. You will likely need to get out of bed to reach 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 is long making it awkward to carry while walking. It fits in a carry bag for travel, but the bag is flimsy and doesn't close which leaves 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. All you need to do is 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. This method is not convenient, and neither the mattress cover nor the cloth sides are waterproof so messes will get everywhere.

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 3 of 10 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 their face get too close to the fabric, their ability to breath could be potentially 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 earned a 5 of 10 for the 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 which may not offer enough support for sleeping babies.

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 can potentially shift if baby managed to scoot (or is placed) into the corner of sleep 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 it.
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 it.

Quality


The Lullago earned a 6 of 10 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, but 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 earned a 3 of 10 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. This 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