Nuna Sena Aire Review

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Like all things Nuna, the Sena Aire is gorgeous… but its usability is limited and it's more expensive than other, better travel cribs. As one of the smaller travel cribs out there, the Sena Aire gets outgrown quickly. It's also heavy and bulky when folded, making it suboptimal for travel. On the plus side, it comes with a bassinet and organic fitted sheet, and it is easy to assemble.

Things We Love

  • Looks Great: Like all things Nuna, the Sena Aire looks great. We like it best in Night and Suited, but it looks nice in all of the available color options.
  • Easy to Assemble and Disassemble… Except on Carpet: Push down to expand the Sena Aire. Pull up to collapse it. It’s that easy. However, on certain surfaces, like chunky rugs or carpets, too much friction between the Sena Aire’s legs and the carpet can make this theoretically simple opening and closing mechanism quite difficult.
  • Organic Fitted Sheet Included: The GOTS organic fitted sheet is included with the price of the Nuna Sena Aire.
  • Integrated Bassinet: The Sena Aire has a wonderful bassinet for newborns and small infants. It’s on the bigger side for bassinets, the same size as the crib itself, and will work well for pre-mobile babies.

Things We Don't Love As Much

  • Very Heavy: Weighing in at 22 pounds, the Sena Aire is nine pounds heavier than the Guava Family Lotus and the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light, which makes a difference if you’re planning to carry this longer distances for travel.
  • Bulky When Folded: The Sena Aire folds to a bulky 31.5 by 13 by 11 inch package. It is one of the larger folded cribs out there, and similar in folded size to the 4Moms Breeze.
  • Too Small: Measuring 41.3 by 29.5 by 30.7 inches, the Sena Aire is one of the smaller travel cribs of the bunch and will be outgrown the most quickly.
  • So/So Mattress: The Sena Aire isn’t known for its super comfortable mattress, but it gets the job done reasonably well.
  • Add On Change Table: A nice-looking change table is sold separately and can be added to the Sena Aire for $59.95. (This add on makes the Nuna Sena Aire $60 more expensive than the comparable 4Moms Breeze Plus.)

Buy It

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Note: Nuna also sells the Sena Aire Mini, an even smaller version of the already too small Sena Aire, for $199.95. It weighs 18 pounds, measures 34.6 by 24.8 inches by 26.4 inches, and features an integrated bassinet, an included organic fitted sheet, and simple setup and breakdown. Although it looks good, there are other things on the market that are significantly more practical for the job (while also looking good too).

GO BACK TO ALSO MOM'S OVERVIEW OF THE BEST TRAVEL CRIBS.
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