Pack 'n Plays

Best Pack and Play

A baby needs somewhere to play and rest, a place that is safe, secure, and comfortable – a place that gives the caretaker freedom to undertake on other matters knowing that the baby is safe. The playard should also be easy to carry around the house or when travelling.
Therefore, you should invest in a good pack and play that will provide you with all these features and others, such as somewhere to place the baby during changing or where your baby can sleep.
To aid you in making the right choice, below are some of the best pack and play options that will provide you with the convenience you need.

Our top pick for the Best Pack and Play is the Chicco Lullaby Baby                   

Of all the Pack and Plays that we reviewed, our top pick is the Chicco Lullaby Baby. We liked the ease of the setup and cleaning                   

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer, Go Green


The main feature of this pack and play is the reversible napper and changer that come in one package. With a simple push and lift, you can convert a cozy napper into an easy to wipe changer. The napper is appropriate for a newborn, and it can be removed when the baby grows. This means that the playard can be used when the child is a newborn up to a toddler.
The napper and bassinet are removable to create a playard for children with a height of less than 35 inches and who cannot climb out.
Other than Go Green, other colors include Forecaster, Nyssa, Roman and Soho Square. It goes for about $100.00.

Pros

  • The napper has a soft fabric that cuddles the baby while the changer has mess resistant materials and can be wiped clean without any trouble.
  • It can transition from being used for a newborn to an infant and then a toddler.
  • It is easy and hassle free to close to a compact portable size.
  • The sides have an airy mesh for ventilation.
  • For toddlers of up to 35 inches tall, this pack and play can be converted into a playard by removing the bassinet and napper.

Cons

  • The napper and bassinet are for small babies of not more than 15 lbs.
  • Napper can only be used for babies below three months.
  • The changer and napper can only be wiped and not washed.

Summary

Reversible napper and changer are an additional perk to the usefulness of this product. This makes it worth the price. It can be transitioned as the child grows and therefore, there is no need to purchase a different item each time a child gets to a particular stage of their development.

4Moms 2015 Breeze Playard, Grey


4Moms Breeze consists of a playard and a removable bassinet. It is easy to open and close by pushing down the central hub to open or by pulling up to close. It provides ample space for a child to play and the bassinet is convenient for a child to nap or for changing. The playard is available in blue and grey colors and costs around $300.00.

Pros

  • It has a sturdy and durable frame and the playard is suitable for a child of up to 30 lbs.
  • The play area is large enough.
  • Easy to assemble and dismantle with a one-step process.

Cons

  • It is expensive while also considering that the bassinet and playard sheets are sold separately.
  • Bassinet is only suitable for infants who are below 18 lbs.
  • It is heavy to carry making it inconveniencing if you want to travel. The bassinet does not fit into the travel bag.

Summary

This pack and play is sturdy and easy to set up. However, it is heavy to carry and expensive. It would be a good buy if you need somewhere stable for your child to play and for an infant to rest, but not for travelling. The additional cost of the sheets is also a drawback.

Chicco Lullaby Baby, Rainfall


Chicco Lullaby Baby is a four-in-one playard that combines an infant bassinet, portable playard, playmat, and a changing station. This makes it suitable for use at any time, whether playing or napping. The changing station is elevated for easy use. It is easy to maneuver due to the wheels and its thickly padded mattresses are washable.

Pros

  • Playard and bassinet set up in under 30 seconds
  • Easy to maneuver, making it easy to keep the baby nearby.
  • EZ Care Zip and Wash mattress pad for easy and convenient cleaning
  • Infant napper is easy to set up and folds compactly for storage
  • Large changing table snaps on/off easily for use with children up to 25 pound
  • All accessories fit comfortably in provided carry bag for travel

Cons

  • It may be difficult to fold up for some people.
  • It is not easy to move the baby in and out when the arches are up.

Summary

Chicco Lullaby Baby is a multipurpose pack and play that can be used a playard, bassinet, playmat, and changing station. It is easy to maneuver in the house and to transport when travelling. The money spent is worth it considering the many benefits it provides.

Conclusion

The best product is the Chicco Lullaby Baby, Rainfall. Given its price, it has more benefits to the user and can be used as a playard, play mat, changing station, and a bassinet. It is also sturdy, easy to maneuver, and to transport for travelling.
The second place is taken by the Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer, Go Green. Despite its lower price, this pack and play has a napper that also serves as a changer, and it can be used from a newborn up to a toddler.
The last position is taken by 4Moms 2015 Breeze Playard, Grey. It is expensive, yet it only provides a bassinet and a playard. It is heavy and therefore not easy to transport.

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