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Chicco Lullago ReviewPrice: $100.00 List | $99.99 at Amazon
Pros: Budget-friendly, easy setup, lightweight
Cons: Impaired breathability, harder to move, unstable sleep surface
Bottom line: Limited breathability and mattress issues aren't worth the lower price
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 was 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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Our Analysis and Hands-on Test Results
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.
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.
Ease of Use
The Lullago earned a 5 of 10 for ease of use.
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.
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.
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 Lullago earned a 3 of 10 for breathability. The sides of the bassinet are primarily fabric with only small mesh panels where 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 Lullago earned a 5 of 10 for the sleeping surface.
The mattress is one inch thick and has average compression which may not offer enough support for sleeping babies.
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 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.
The Lullago earned a 2 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). The Chicco Lullago is JPMA certified.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz
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