Here are a few tips to quickly pack up the Lotus Crib:
#1 - Star-to-Star & Moon-to-Moon
The top rail of the Crib nests in a certain way, so we have two stars and two moons printed on inside of the top rail. When folding the crib, make sure you fold the top rail with the star to the star and the moon to the moon.
When you do this, it will nest back into place, and will fit easily into the mattress and the bag. If you are not folding star to star and moon to moon, the frame will not fold as small as possible, and will be hard to fit into the bag.
#2 - Buckle the Strap
It's easy to forget to buckle the strap that goes over the top rails of the Crib once you've folded it moon-to-moon / star-to-star. Buckling this strap just makes it easy to flip the Crib upside down and place smoothly into the backpack while keeping the rails tensioned.
#3 - Mattress First, Then Crib
The easiest way to pack away the Crib is to first slide the mattress into the bag. The bag will hold the mattress sides vertical, and with the mattress flaps open, it will create a slot that the Crib will easily slide down into, once it is folded.