We’ve been amazed time and time again about how incredible our Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib is, but the fact that you can put it in the washer just blows my mind.  There have been several instances when we planned on washing the crib, but for whatever the reason it never ended up happening.  For example, we’ve taken our travel crib to the beach on a few occasions and planned to wash it afterwards, but the sand just shakes right off so we figured there was no need to just yet.  Well the other morning around 2 a.m. we woke up to poor Carter throwing up.  With it being so early in the morning, we did the minimal amount of clean up necessary and just rinsed the sheet and cleaned off the sleeping pad then put Carter in bed with us for the rest of the night.

The next morning when I was making our bed, I realized that the travel crib smelled like throw up.  Carter had stood up and wiped his dirty hands and face all over the fabric around the frame of the crib so now I had to wash it.  Without even looking at any directions, almost as if it was second nature, I removed the sleeping pad and started unzipping the fabric from the crib—it’s that easy!

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After unzipping it, I unclipped the removable piece from each leg.


It was so crazy to see the fabric crib separated from the frame and even more crazy to me was how easy it was!


I then just threw it in the washing machine, hung it to air dry, and voila!  I had a new, fresh smelling travel crib!


I never thought I’d be able to say that I have a machine washable travel crib because I didn’t think they existed, but they do!  It makes so much sense to have a child’s bed, and a place where bodily fluid accidents of all sorts can happen, be machine washable to help return it to a clean place for baby.  This isn’t just a place for Carter though, I joined him in the crib for a few hours during airport layovers on this last trip from South Africa to Chile!

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