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Chicco Lullago Review

Price:   $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
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Manufacturer:   Chicco

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 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

Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz

Last Updated:
Thursday
November 2, 2017

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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 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 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.

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