No idea what to give for that upcoming baby shower? Give the gift of peace of mind with a baby playard!
There is one gift that you can give that will surely be a hit with both the soon-to-be mom and her precious little one: A baby playpen!
While a baby playpen is certainly a great gift, there are so many options available that trying to choose one can be a bit dizzying. We’ve scoured the market and spoken to several parents who shared their insights. Without further ado, here are our top recommendations.
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This baby play yard features a removable, full-sized bassinet, which is the perfect spot for a newborn to slumber. A changing station (complete with a changing pad) makes diaper changes super convenient. A detachable mobile of plush blue stars will keep baby entertained.
As the baby grows, the bassinet can be removed and it can be used as a toddler playpen. The mesh sides and stable bottom create a safe space for toddlers to enjoy exploring and playing with their toys.
Folding this play yard is a breeze, thanks to the signature Graco push-button fold. Once folded, the entire play pen folds up to create an easy-to-carry package. Rolling wheels (which can be locked) make moving the play yard a cinch. All fabric is waterproof and easy to wipe down, so cleaning this play yard is also a breeze!
This is a great choice for a toddler play yard! It’s freestanding and portable, making it easy to use anywhere. It offers 14 square feet of space for a toddler or older baby to play and it stands 26 inches tall, so there’s no need for you to worry about a little one climbing out.
The lightweight metal frame is exceptionally durable and can be assembled and disassembled in a matter of seconds – which any mom will love. The mesh sides allow for easy visibility and create great airflow, ensuring the safety and comfort of the baby or toddler.
The floor is made of water-resistant canvas, so cleaning is a breeze. This play yard also comes complete with a travel bag, so it’s super easy to tow.
This is another play yard from Graco, but it’s a little simpler than the previously mentioned model. While it doesn’t feature a bassinet or a changing station, this toddler playpen does offer plenty of space for babies and toddlers to nap and play.
The frame is highly durable and the sturdy bottom creates a secure space for little ones. The mesh sides allow for easy visibility and create great airflow. It’s also equipped with feet and wheels that automatically fold, allowing for a more compact fold, which makes transport and storage easier. The signature Graco push-button fold allows this toddler playpen to be fold in a matter of seconds!
This is the ultimate baby playard! It comes complete with a portable infant bouncer that can be used in the play yard or can be removed so that baby has a comfortable spot to sit or sleep anywhere! The seat features a canopy, a three-point harness, and is lined with plush fabrics for superior comfort and safety. It also offers two vibration settings to soothe baby.
Other deluxe features include several different types of music and nature sounds, a “look light” that mom can use to check on her baby without disturbing him or her, and a an extended-use changing station, which can be safely hold children up to 30 pounds.
The infant bassinet can be used for naptime or overnight sleeping for babies. The bassinet can be removed, creating a play space for infants and toddlers, and a comfortable sleeping spot for toddlers.
Of course, it also features the signature Graco push-button fold, which makes closing this baby and toddler play yard a cinch!
Graco is so good at making baby play yards, it’s no surprise that we have included yet another one on our list. This one boasts a removable care station that can be taken off and used anywhere mom wants to. The napper and changer station is reversible; one side serves as a safe space for newborns to sleep and the other can be used to change diapers.
Other notable features include convenient diaper storage, a mobile, and of course, a secure space for babies and toddlers to play. The mesh sides allow for easy visibility an great airflow, and the tall sides will keep the little one contained and safe.
And of course, this baby playpen is outfitted with Graco’s push-button fold for fast and easy folding. It folds into a compact size and the wheels allow for easy transportation.
With this baby playpen, mom will have a convenient space for changing and napping. The newborn napper station is a soft and secure spot for the little one to sleep. Flip the napper over and it converts into a changing station, which wipes down easily and makes diaper changes super convenient.
This item truly grows with the baby and can be used from the newborn days right up through the toddler years, providing a safe and secure space for little ones to play and sleep. Mom will love the convenient storage pockets and the push-button fold for quick and easy storage.
This toddler play yard is lightweight and can fold down and be set up in a matter of seconds, making it great to use virtually anywhere! And it also comes with a carry case, which makes traveling with it that much easier!