Summer Infant Grow with Me Playard and Changer, Swingin’ Safari Review

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The one thing many parents wish for when their children are young is an extra pair of hands. Cooking dinner, taking showers, and washing laundry can all be difficult when you’re holding a baby. The Summer Infant Grow with Me Playard and Changer, though, helps to make this easier. With two separate levels for newborns and older children, mesh sides for better breathability, an unrestricted view for parents, and extreme portability, this playard meets and exceeds

Convenient Changing Station

SUMMER-INFANT-GROW-WITH-ME-PLAYARD-AND-CHANGER-SWINGIN’-SAFARI1Summer Infant has included one of the top changers. Unlike other changer attachments that tend to tilt and cause children to roll to one side, the clips that secure this changer to the playard frame keep this one flat. The materials are easy to wipe clean. This changer is perfect for parents of all heights. Some inset changers make it difficult to change because the parents have to lean over to reach their little ones, but the Summer Infant changer rests on top of the playard. The changer flips out of the way so parents can get their little ones in and out of the bassinet or playard.

Adorable and Functional Fabric

The neutral fabrics in shades of brown and greens, with lion and monkey characters, are ideal for any nursery or living room. The playard includes a toy bar with three coordinating removable stuffed animals, and the lion and monkey stuffed toys are adorable. The mesh sleeper sides are a benefit for you and your little one; the fabric provides increased ventilation and air circulation and allows parents an unobstructed view of their baby from any angle.

Highly Portable

SUMMER-INFANT-GROW-WITH-ME-PLAYARD-AND-CHANGER-SWINGIN’-SAFARIAt only 30 pounds, this playard is easy to move. It collapses to fit into a durable travel bag for convenient carrying and compact storage. Taking the playard from room to room in each house is easy with wheels. Once you’ve found the perfect location, the wheels lock to keep the playard in place.

Attention to Detail

A parent organizer tray gives you three divided compartments, perfect for keeping diapers, wipes, cream, lotion and more within arms’ reach. A battery-operated music attachment plays four different songs, two nature sounds, and one womb sound replica to help calm or entertain little ones. There are three different volume levels, and a 20-minute shut-off timer to preserve battery life.


  • Adorable safari pattern

  • Toy bar with three removable stuffed animals
  • Full-size bassinet for babies up to 15 pounds
  • Fold-over changer for babies up to 25 pounds
  • Parent assist tray for storing diapers, wipes, extra outfits and more
  • Spacious playard for children up to 30 pounds
  • Travel bag
  • Battery-operated music feature with classic melodies, nature and womb sounds, volume variations, and 20-minute timer
  • Firm and flat playard mattress ideal for sleeping babies

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  • Changing table is the ideal height for parents, grandparents, and caretakers to comfortably change diapers
  • Detachable music attachment plays songs, nature sounds, and womb sounds to entertain baby
  • Sturdy steel and plastic frame to support sleeping infants and energetic toddlers


  • Can be difficult to close and slide into carrying bag
  • Doesn’t include detailed instructions for assembly
  • Upper weight limit of 30 pounds can be restricting for older toddlers who still need a place to play

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

Q: Can my baby sleep in the Summer Infant Playard?

A: Yes, children from newborn to up to 30 pounds can sleep in this playard. The attachable bassinet holds babies up to 15 pounds, giving them enough space on the padded mat to scoot and sleep comfortably. The playard mattress is firm yet soft enough for a sleeping child.

Q: How does the changer work?

A: The changer holds babies up to 25 pounds, giving parents an alternative to the bedroom changing table. The attachment clips to the frame to provide a secure spot for diaper changes and flips out of the way to reach the bassinet.

Q: Is this easy to move?

A:This playard fits through most doorways, and the wheels that make for a smooth transport also lock in place for stability and safety.

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Final Verdict

While other playards may have elaborate designs and attachments, the Summer Infant Playard with Changer is an excellent step up from the basic playard. Children have a safe place for naps and playtime, which also make this is ideal for traveling. Young children like structure and routine, and taking this along gives your kids a familiar piece of home whether you’re camping, visiting family or in a hotel. At home, parents have a great nursery center option for a living room or their bedroom. The changing table is level and accommodates parents of all heights,
the wheels, and design make the playard easy to move from room to room, and the roomy playard means you can be sure your little one has a safe, spacious place to play.

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