Travel Baby

The fun of traveling with a baby means cramming an unweildy portable crib into the car, battling to set it up (the process can derail even the most experienced parents), and discovering your tot isn’t keen on being relegated to “baby jail” once you reach your destination. At least that’s how it used to be, before the GoCrib came along. The GoCrib is nothing like the portable cribs you’ve wrestled with in the past. It’s fun, easy to use, and lightweight enough to be carried with one finger. The creator of this revolutionary inflatable travel crib is Scott Crumrine. He and Jenny Barchas, who submitted the product to Daily Grommet, started developing the idea for GoCrib while they were in business school. Scott was inspired by the technology behind kiteboarding and began devising ways to apply the same attributes (strong, lightweight and compact) to a portable crib. GoCrib combines high-end strut materials with PVC- and phthalate-free materials. It fits through doorways so you can easily move it from room to room. When you’re ready to travel, it folds down into the included backpack for transport. Inflation takes just a minute, and because the air mattress bottom rests on the ground, there’s no weight limit. Now consider the GoCrib from baby’s point of view: It’s like a tot-sized tent, complete with zippered door for tot-size access. It’s equally easy to set up for play on the beach as at Grandma’s for naptime, so it’s bound to end up a lot more familiar. Don’t be surprised if the big siblings want a turn in there, too. And it’s a killer gift for any new arrival!

GoCrib

Inflatable Portable Crib

Travel Baby

The fun of traveling with a baby means cramming an unweildy portable crib into the car, battling to set it up (the process can derail even the most experienced parents), and discovering your tot isn’t keen on being relegated to “baby jail” once you reach your destination. At least that’s how it used to be, before the GoCrib came along. The GoCrib is nothing like the portable cribs you’ve wrestled with in the past. It’s fun, easy to use, and lightweight enough to be carried with one finger. The creator of this revolutionary inflatable travel crib is Scott Crumrine. He and Jenny Barchas, who submitted the product to Daily Grommet, started developing the idea for GoCrib while they were in business school. Scott was inspired by the technology behind kiteboarding and began devising ways to apply the same attributes (strong, lightweight and compact) to a portable crib. GoCrib combines high-end strut materials with PVC- and phthalate-free materials. It fits through doorways so you can easily move it from room to room. When you’re ready to travel, it folds down into the included backpack for transport. Inflation takes just a minute, and because the air mattress bottom rests on the ground, there’s no weight limit. Now consider the GoCrib from baby’s point of view: It’s like a tot-sized tent, complete with zippered door for tot-size access. It’s equally easy to set up for play on the beach as at Grandma’s for naptime, so it’s bound to end up a lot more familiar. Don’t be surprised if the big siblings want a turn in there, too. And it’s a killer gift for any new arrival!

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Scott
    Scott

    I'm Scott and I'm thrilled to introduce you to GoCrib, a portable crib that lives up to its name! A portable crib should be light and compact so it’s ultra-portable, and so you can carry it hands-free. It should be safe. It should be a soft, protective area, but still strong, rigid and sturdy. It should be easy to setup, and just as easy to take down. It should also be fun and inviting for your children. After-all, it’s they who spend time in it, not you. You want the flexibility that a portable crib gives to you, so make sure you get a crib that truly is portable, the GoCrib! Please let me know what questions you have.

  • Kim Montagnese
    Kim Montagnese
    6/24/2010 12:18 PM

    I would love this more if it also had a removable zipper screen as a lid, to protect baby from flies and mosquitos while outside, or a shade lid to protect from sun.

  • Stacy
    Stacy
    6/24/2010 12:30 PM

    I agree with Kim..a removable zipper lid for bugs and shade would make all the difference. Also, in the economy we face these days the price feels quite exorbitant. Ease and portability shouldn't bust the budget.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 12:31 PM

    @Kim- Thanks for the comment! We are in the process of developing both a sunshade and a mosquito cover for the GoCrib, and both are designed to fit onto the current GoCrib. We are taking time to make sure we are using safe/durable materials and it attaches in the safest possible way, so we won't be releasing these until the beginning of next year.

  • JB
    JB
    12/6/2010 10:46 AM

    @Scott Crumrine: Any idea when the sunshade will be released? Considering GoCrib for beach trip mid-February 2011. Projected cost of sunshade?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/8/2010 1:53 AM

    @JB: The GoCrib sunshade will not be available until late spring.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 12:39 PM

    @Stacy- Thank you for your comment as well! Regarding the sunshade, please see my comment above. Regarding pricing, we acknowledge that GoCrib is higher priced than a standard play yard and understand that some might not want to spend this for a portable crib. However, we are competitively priced with the more portable crib options out there and more than $40 less than the most expensive one. Also, it was very important to us from the beginning to introduce a safe and ultra-portable crib of the highest quality, design, functionality, and versatility, and as a result, our costs are also higher.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/24/2010 12:48 PM

    Today in the news comes another recall on over 2 million drop-sided cribs. Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen is recommending that you use this type of crib until repairs are made. My heart goes out to the families involved in the incidents that led to this recall.

    @Stacy - Cost is always a concern, we all need to spend our money wisely! Because of its convenience and portability, I can see this opening up a whole new level of mobility for Moms which is a wonderful benefit. Because it is such high quality, it is likely to hold its value. When it's outgrown you will probably still be able to sell it for a very good price to another new Mom or to a resale store.

    If you are expecting or know someone who is, make sure to forward this to them. It would make a fantastic group shower gift!

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    6/24/2010 12:49 PM

    We see the high value in this crib due to it's unique design, how easy it is to set up (!), safety features, portability and the way that it grows with your child. Plus, it is a gorgeous design. This is an ideal gift and would make the perfect group gift for an expecting mom. Thanks Scott and Jenny.

  • Breen
    Breen
    6/24/2010 1:14 PM

    Hi Scott -

    This looks ingenious, I wish it was around when my little ones were little!

    I also think this would be a great shower gift and I actually have one to attend soon. My question is, do you anticipate that the in process sunshade and mosquito netting will be compatible with a GoCrib purchased now? If so, I can get the GoCrib for the shower and know that my friend will be able to buy the netting & shade once they are released. If not, I would definitely wait to purchase one until the accessories are available. Thanks in advance for your response!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 1:19 PM

    Hi Breen- Thanks for your thoughts. We hear that comment a lot. It's great to hear that those who have already struggled with their other travel cribs truly see the value of this! The Sunshade & Mosquito net accessories will fit the existing GoCrib. This was one of our main design criteria, so not to worry!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    6/24/2010 1:45 PM

    Love the concept and really convenient especially travel.

    The bottom, it this an area that inflates for comfort. What exactly would the child be lying on?

  • Bambi
    Bambi
    6/24/2010 1:45 PM

    Well When I saw the product on Daily Grommet I loved it. Thought, boy that would work so well for our camping and beach trips. With 5 girlfriends pregnant maybe even a baby shower gift. I was so sad to see the price though. I know it's made to withstand anything, but in this economy that's just too high for this kind of luxury item, no matter how practical it might be. Great idea though

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 1:58 PM

    Hi Barbara- The GoCrib comes with a "self-inflating" mattress. It is the same type as a Thermarest camping mattress (inflatable pad with a foam core and nozzle on the corner). This mattress is just under 1" thick when inflated (federal regulations limit portable crib and play yard mattresses to a 1" maximum thickness to prevent suffocation if an infant is placed on its stomach). This folds flat like a board-game board and fits into a pocket in the back of the backpack. Thanks!

  • Angela
    Angela
    6/24/2010 2:08 PM

    My daughter is 15 months old. She is walking and very active. Would this product still be appropriate for her as a bed/crib when traveling?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 2:25 PM

    Hi Angie- Great question. The short answer is yes, absolutely. But, here are some things to think about. You want to make sure that your daughter is comfortable when sleeping, and therefore the length of the product relative to her height is important. The product has a mattress that is 27" wide and 39" long, which is one of the standard porta-crib/play yard sizes. It is also is 25" deep, the same depth as most standard play yards. Most likely your daughter will fit very comfortably.

    The second item to consider is whether or not you are using it to contain your child when they are awake. Most likely you will be fine here too. However generally at about 18mo to 2 yrs, many toddlers become adventurous and start climbing. Once she starts to do so, you should be very sure to never leave her unattended when the GoCrib is in an area in which hazards exist if she were to climb out (stairs, fireplace, etc.). This is true for all cribs, portable cribs, and play yards.

    The great thing about the GoCrib, however, is because it has a side door, it's still a very fun place for your daughter to use, even if she has outgrown it as a "containment" area. It's a play area. It's stuffed animal/toy storage. It's a fort. As a result, the useful life of the GoCrib is much longer than traditional, portable crib/play yards.

    Hope that helps!

  • JC
    JC
    6/24/2010 6:14 PM

    seems the video link is down

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/24/2010 6:34 PM

    @JC - I am able to view the video. If you are still unable to access it could you (or anyone having video issues) please post what browser you are using and what error message or problem you are experiencing.

    Thank you for your help!

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    6/24/2010 9:44 PM

    Scott, first of all this is a BRILLIANT product. Great idea. Great design. Great implementation. Certainly far, far superior to the cribs we used with our three. (Our oldest is 21, youngest 15, so we're talking a long time ago.) I noted the comments on the price so I did a quick Google search on high-qualith portable cribs and discovered they run $279, a bit higher than your product. I can understand that this is a lot of money, but I can see that it's worth it. If someone can afford to give it as a gift -- maybe in conjunction with a few other gift-givers, with everyone chipping in -- I could see this as being the "gift of the day" at a shower.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 11:48 PM

    Hi DJP - Thank you for the comment. We spent a significant amount of time observing and iterating, so it is always an honor to hear such wonderful feedback. Regarding gifting, we have many orders that are for groups that have combined together to give this as a shower gift...it is a great way go!

  • Guest
    Guest
    6/26/2010 10:42 AM

    I would love to get one of these for all my friends who are expecting but.... way too pricey!! How many people out there can really afford that price. WOW!

  • Julie
    Julie – Grommet Team
    6/26/2010 1:49 PM

    Thanks for your feedback!

  • angie
    angie
    8/28/2010 9:09 PM

    i think the idea of the GoCrib is great, but for me it just wont work, because my son has life threatning reflux, which is really common, and has to be at an angle, and i see no way to put this crib at a 30 degree angle without tilting the entire crib, if im going to pay upwards of 200 dollars for a product i think it should be able to accomadate something that small,dont you?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/29/2010 11:19 AM

    @angie - You would definitely not want to buy a crib that doesn't work for your child!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    2/11/2011 10:11 AM

    Just wondering how easily a puncture can be repaired if by chance this happens.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/11/2011 12:27 PM

    @Rebecca: It is made from Anti-Puncture materials - but I do have a message out to Scott and will report back. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    2/11/2011 6:57 PM

    @Rebecca: The GoCrib is incredibly puncture resistant and very tough. We have designed it using a two-walled construction. The air bladder on the inside is made of a very durable, high-end material that in and of itself is puncture resistant (we use a material that is 3-times thicker than that used in kiteboarding kites). This bladder is then encased inside of an outer sleeve of a very tough dacron material that is also very puncture resistant. Given this, it is very unlikely that a puncture will occur.

    However, if it does, here are two thoughts:

    1) The GoCrib is designed so that each side is a separate air chamber. Therefore, if for some reason one side did get a puncture and softened or deflated, the GoCrib would remain standing because of the other 3 sides holding it up.

    2) The GoCrib comes with a very generous warranty. If a puncture did occur, we would ship out another product to our customer with a return UPS label, and once the customer receives this, they can place the defective GoCrib into the same box and use the prepaid label to ship it back to us.

    I hope that answers your question!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    2/14/2011 3:53 PM

    @Scott Crumrine:

    Yes, Scott, this is very helpful. I had seen one of these with my daughter. She was very impressed and stated that she was "holding out for one". We were registering for baby items at babies r us, they do not carry them. I live in a different city, so had to internet shop. getting ready to order one now!!! This is my first grand :)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/14/2011 4:27 PM

    @Rebecca : Congratulations Rebecca, that is very, very exciting! This would have been on my list of must-haves as well.

  • Chloe
    Chloe
    3/31/2011 3:06 PM

    I'm am so close to buying one! I was curious whether the crib can be staked to the ground while outdoors? I did see that the supports are connected to the mesh with straps - are there grommet holes in the straps to put a stake through? How easy is it to tip over, especially with active infants/toddlers inside pushing on it?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/31/2011 4:08 PM

    @Chloe: I just spoke with Scott and he says:

    "There are no grommet holes in the webbing straps that connect the mesh with the supports. However, they aren't necessary. The GoCrib is incredibly stable by design. The legs all angle out at about 15-degrees to great a very stable structure that cannot be tipped over from the inside.

    Now, having said that, if a customer wanted to use the stakes to push into the ground so that the hook on the stake head hooked over the webbing straps, that is probably very doable."

    I say get it. I know I wish that I had had it!

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    4/8/2011 1:27 PM

    I'm thinking about buying one of these for a trip during the first week of May. Will the sunshade be available before then?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/8/2011 1:37 PM

    @Shannon: Great question! I have zipped Scott a note and will let you know.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    4/8/2011 1:42 PM

    @Shannon: Unfortunately it won't be ready until late June.

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    9/10/2012 8:42 PM

    The last comment that I saw on this product was in 2011. Where are we with the mosquito net/sunshade? We are considering purchasing one, but did not see that the model offered now had these options, either as a part of the item or as an attachment.

    Thanks!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/12/2012 11:59 PM

    @Sandra Armstrong: Thank you for your interest. We're looking into their availability; stay tuned.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

GoCrib

Inflatable Portable Crib

Travel Baby

The fun of traveling with a baby means cramming an unweildy portable crib into the car, battling to set it up (the process can derail even the most experienced parents), and discovering your tot isn’t keen on being relegated to “baby jail” once you reach your destination. At least that’s how it used to be, before the GoCrib came along. The GoCrib is nothing like the portable cribs you’ve wrestled with in the past. It’s fun, easy to use, and lightweight enough to be carried with one finger.

The creator of this
revolutionary inflatable travel crib is Scott Crumrine. He and Jenny Barchas, who submitted the product to Daily Grommet, started developing the idea for GoCrib while they were in business school. Scott was inspired by the technology behind kiteboarding and began devising ways to apply the same attributes (strong, lightweight and compact) to a portable crib. GoCrib combines high-end strut materials with PVC- and phthalate-free materials. It fits through doorways so you can easily move it from room to room. When you’re ready to travel, it folds down into the included backpack for transport. Inflation takes just a minute, and because the air mattress bottom rests on the ground, there’s no weight limit.

Now consider the GoCrib from baby’s point of view: It’s like a tot-sized tent, complete with zippered door for tot-size access. It’s equally easy to set up for play on the beach as at Grandma’s for naptime, so it’s bound to end up a lot more familiar. Don’t be surprised if the big siblings want a turn in there, too. And it’s a killer gift for any new arrival!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Scott
    Scott

    I'm Scott and I'm thrilled to introduce you to GoCrib, a portable crib that lives up to its name! A portable crib should be light and compact so it’s ultra-portable, and so you can carry it hands-free. It should be safe. It should be a soft, protective area, but still strong, rigid and sturdy. It should be easy to setup, and just as easy to take down. It should also be fun and inviting for your children. After-all, it’s they who spend time in it, not you. You want the flexibility that a portable crib gives to you, so make sure you get a crib that truly is portable, the GoCrib! Please let me know what questions you have.

  • Kim Montagnese
    Kim Montagnese
    6/24/2010 12:18 PM

    I would love this more if it also had a removable zipper screen as a lid, to protect baby from flies and mosquitos while outside, or a shade lid to protect from sun.

  • Stacy
    Stacy
    6/24/2010 12:30 PM

    I agree with Kim..a removable zipper lid for bugs and shade would make all the difference. Also, in the economy we face these days the price feels quite exorbitant. Ease and portability shouldn't bust the budget.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 12:31 PM

    @Kim- Thanks for the comment! We are in the process of developing both a sunshade and a mosquito cover for the GoCrib, and both are designed to fit onto the current GoCrib. We are taking time to make sure we are using safe/durable materials and it attaches in the safest possible way, so we won't be releasing these until the beginning of next year.

  • JB
    JB
    12/6/2010 10:46 AM

    @Scott Crumrine: Any idea when the sunshade will be released? Considering GoCrib for beach trip mid-February 2011. Projected cost of sunshade?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/8/2010 1:53 AM

    @JB: The GoCrib sunshade will not be available until late spring.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 12:39 PM

    @Stacy- Thank you for your comment as well! Regarding the sunshade, please see my comment above. Regarding pricing, we acknowledge that GoCrib is higher priced than a standard play yard and understand that some might not want to spend this for a portable crib. However, we are competitively priced with the more portable crib options out there and more than $40 less than the most expensive one. Also, it was very important to us from the beginning to introduce a safe and ultra-portable crib of the highest quality, design, functionality, and versatility, and as a result, our costs are also higher.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/24/2010 12:48 PM

    Today in the news comes another recall on over 2 million drop-sided cribs. Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen is recommending that you use this type of crib until repairs are made. My heart goes out to the families involved in the incidents that led to this recall.

    @Stacy - Cost is always a concern, we all need to spend our money wisely! Because of its convenience and portability, I can see this opening up a whole new level of mobility for Moms which is a wonderful benefit. Because it is such high quality, it is likely to hold its value. When it's outgrown you will probably still be able to sell it for a very good price to another new Mom or to a resale store.

    If you are expecting or know someone who is, make sure to forward this to them. It would make a fantastic group shower gift!

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    6/24/2010 12:49 PM

    We see the high value in this crib due to it's unique design, how easy it is to set up (!), safety features, portability and the way that it grows with your child. Plus, it is a gorgeous design. This is an ideal gift and would make the perfect group gift for an expecting mom. Thanks Scott and Jenny.

  • Breen
    Breen
    6/24/2010 1:14 PM

    Hi Scott -

    This looks ingenious, I wish it was around when my little ones were little!

    I also think this would be a great shower gift and I actually have one to attend soon. My question is, do you anticipate that the in process sunshade and mosquito netting will be compatible with a GoCrib purchased now? If so, I can get the GoCrib for the shower and know that my friend will be able to buy the netting & shade once they are released. If not, I would definitely wait to purchase one until the accessories are available. Thanks in advance for your response!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 1:19 PM

    Hi Breen- Thanks for your thoughts. We hear that comment a lot. It's great to hear that those who have already struggled with their other travel cribs truly see the value of this! The Sunshade & Mosquito net accessories will fit the existing GoCrib. This was one of our main design criteria, so not to worry!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    6/24/2010 1:45 PM

    Love the concept and really convenient especially travel.

    The bottom, it this an area that inflates for comfort. What exactly would the child be lying on?

  • Bambi
    Bambi
    6/24/2010 1:45 PM

    Well When I saw the product on Daily Grommet I loved it. Thought, boy that would work so well for our camping and beach trips. With 5 girlfriends pregnant maybe even a baby shower gift. I was so sad to see the price though. I know it's made to withstand anything, but in this economy that's just too high for this kind of luxury item, no matter how practical it might be. Great idea though

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 1:58 PM

    Hi Barbara- The GoCrib comes with a "self-inflating" mattress. It is the same type as a Thermarest camping mattress (inflatable pad with a foam core and nozzle on the corner). This mattress is just under 1" thick when inflated (federal regulations limit portable crib and play yard mattresses to a 1" maximum thickness to prevent suffocation if an infant is placed on its stomach). This folds flat like a board-game board and fits into a pocket in the back of the backpack. Thanks!

  • Angela
    Angela
    6/24/2010 2:08 PM

    My daughter is 15 months old. She is walking and very active. Would this product still be appropriate for her as a bed/crib when traveling?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 2:25 PM

    Hi Angie- Great question. The short answer is yes, absolutely. But, here are some things to think about. You want to make sure that your daughter is comfortable when sleeping, and therefore the length of the product relative to her height is important. The product has a mattress that is 27" wide and 39" long, which is one of the standard porta-crib/play yard sizes. It is also is 25" deep, the same depth as most standard play yards. Most likely your daughter will fit very comfortably.

    The second item to consider is whether or not you are using it to contain your child when they are awake. Most likely you will be fine here too. However generally at about 18mo to 2 yrs, many toddlers become adventurous and start climbing. Once she starts to do so, you should be very sure to never leave her unattended when the GoCrib is in an area in which hazards exist if she were to climb out (stairs, fireplace, etc.). This is true for all cribs, portable cribs, and play yards.

    The great thing about the GoCrib, however, is because it has a side door, it's still a very fun place for your daughter to use, even if she has outgrown it as a "containment" area. It's a play area. It's stuffed animal/toy storage. It's a fort. As a result, the useful life of the GoCrib is much longer than traditional, portable crib/play yards.

    Hope that helps!

  • JC
    JC
    6/24/2010 6:14 PM

    seems the video link is down

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/24/2010 6:34 PM

    @JC - I am able to view the video. If you are still unable to access it could you (or anyone having video issues) please post what browser you are using and what error message or problem you are experiencing.

    Thank you for your help!

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    6/24/2010 9:44 PM

    Scott, first of all this is a BRILLIANT product. Great idea. Great design. Great implementation. Certainly far, far superior to the cribs we used with our three. (Our oldest is 21, youngest 15, so we're talking a long time ago.) I noted the comments on the price so I did a quick Google search on high-qualith portable cribs and discovered they run $279, a bit higher than your product. I can understand that this is a lot of money, but I can see that it's worth it. If someone can afford to give it as a gift -- maybe in conjunction with a few other gift-givers, with everyone chipping in -- I could see this as being the "gift of the day" at a shower.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    6/24/2010 11:48 PM

    Hi DJP - Thank you for the comment. We spent a significant amount of time observing and iterating, so it is always an honor to hear such wonderful feedback. Regarding gifting, we have many orders that are for groups that have combined together to give this as a shower gift...it is a great way go!

  • Guest
    Guest
    6/26/2010 10:42 AM

    I would love to get one of these for all my friends who are expecting but.... way too pricey!! How many people out there can really afford that price. WOW!

  • Julie
    Julie – Grommet Team
    6/26/2010 1:49 PM

    Thanks for your feedback!

  • angie
    angie
    8/28/2010 9:09 PM

    i think the idea of the GoCrib is great, but for me it just wont work, because my son has life threatning reflux, which is really common, and has to be at an angle, and i see no way to put this crib at a 30 degree angle without tilting the entire crib, if im going to pay upwards of 200 dollars for a product i think it should be able to accomadate something that small,dont you?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/29/2010 11:19 AM

    @angie - You would definitely not want to buy a crib that doesn't work for your child!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    2/11/2011 10:11 AM

    Just wondering how easily a puncture can be repaired if by chance this happens.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/11/2011 12:27 PM

    @Rebecca: It is made from Anti-Puncture materials - but I do have a message out to Scott and will report back. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    2/11/2011 6:57 PM

    @Rebecca: The GoCrib is incredibly puncture resistant and very tough. We have designed it using a two-walled construction. The air bladder on the inside is made of a very durable, high-end material that in and of itself is puncture resistant (we use a material that is 3-times thicker than that used in kiteboarding kites). This bladder is then encased inside of an outer sleeve of a very tough dacron material that is also very puncture resistant. Given this, it is very unlikely that a puncture will occur.

    However, if it does, here are two thoughts:

    1) The GoCrib is designed so that each side is a separate air chamber. Therefore, if for some reason one side did get a puncture and softened or deflated, the GoCrib would remain standing because of the other 3 sides holding it up.

    2) The GoCrib comes with a very generous warranty. If a puncture did occur, we would ship out another product to our customer with a return UPS label, and once the customer receives this, they can place the defective GoCrib into the same box and use the prepaid label to ship it back to us.

    I hope that answers your question!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    2/14/2011 3:53 PM

    @Scott Crumrine:

    Yes, Scott, this is very helpful. I had seen one of these with my daughter. She was very impressed and stated that she was "holding out for one". We were registering for baby items at babies r us, they do not carry them. I live in a different city, so had to internet shop. getting ready to order one now!!! This is my first grand :)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/14/2011 4:27 PM

    @Rebecca : Congratulations Rebecca, that is very, very exciting! This would have been on my list of must-haves as well.

  • Chloe
    Chloe
    3/31/2011 3:06 PM

    I'm am so close to buying one! I was curious whether the crib can be staked to the ground while outdoors? I did see that the supports are connected to the mesh with straps - are there grommet holes in the straps to put a stake through? How easy is it to tip over, especially with active infants/toddlers inside pushing on it?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/31/2011 4:08 PM

    @Chloe: I just spoke with Scott and he says:

    "There are no grommet holes in the webbing straps that connect the mesh with the supports. However, they aren't necessary. The GoCrib is incredibly stable by design. The legs all angle out at about 15-degrees to great a very stable structure that cannot be tipped over from the inside.

    Now, having said that, if a customer wanted to use the stakes to push into the ground so that the hook on the stake head hooked over the webbing straps, that is probably very doable."

    I say get it. I know I wish that I had had it!

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    4/8/2011 1:27 PM

    I'm thinking about buying one of these for a trip during the first week of May. Will the sunshade be available before then?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/8/2011 1:37 PM

    @Shannon: Great question! I have zipped Scott a note and will let you know.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    4/8/2011 1:42 PM

    @Shannon: Unfortunately it won't be ready until late June.

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    9/10/2012 8:42 PM

    The last comment that I saw on this product was in 2011. Where are we with the mosquito net/sunshade? We are considering purchasing one, but did not see that the model offered now had these options, either as a part of the item or as an attachment.

    Thanks!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/12/2012 11:59 PM

    @Sandra Armstrong: Thank you for your interest. We're looking into their availability; stay tuned.

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