When you’re on the go, it’s important for your baby to keep the same sleeping routine and schedule; visiting relatives or hotel stays, though, can be challenging for parents whose children appreciate consistency and routine. With the Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard, your baby will get used to this comfortable spot, and you’ll all sleep better knowing that with Graco, safety comes first.
While this piece isn’t quite a full nursery center replacement, it does provide parents with all the basic needs in a portable, all-in-one playard, perfect for living rooms, parent bedrooms or with grandparents and caregivers. The included napper/changer, bassinet and toy bar are thoughtful, practical attachments.
Excellent for Sleeping
This Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard has many options that grow with your child. Newborns can sleep in both the napper and bassinet until they weigh 15 pounds. The napper is ideal for newborns and babies who can’t yet roll over. The bassinet is also designed for children up to 15 pounds but provides them with more room for rolling and scooting. Once your child has outgrown both of those options, they lightly padded playard mattress is an idea spot for naps.
This innovative design cuts down on excess pieces and parts. The napper/changer attaches directly to the playard frame to provide stability for growing babies; the napper supports kids up to 15 pounds, and the changer can support babies up to 25 pounds. With a quick-release button, this was made to give parents an easy, one-handed switch between sides with a smooth push and lift motion.
Neutral Colors and Cleanable Fabrics
The warm brown and white design is attractive without being over-the-top. Spring green pops of color provide a nice accent. The fabrics are all easy to spot clean with soap and water, and the changing table wipes clean. The napper features a cozy, plush fabric liner and padding, so baby feels cuddled and protected. The playard was made with mesh sides, allowing for high airflow and ventilation for baby, and an unrestricted view for parents. This fabric is also meant to be spot-cleaned. The fabrics aren’t machine-washable.
Like other Graco playards, this Graco Pack ‘n Play features its signature push-button fold. With a simple movement, the playard unlocks from its assembled position and the frame collapses compactly to fit in the included carrying case The attachments must be removed and do not fit in the carrying case, but they are light pieces that are easy to carry. Within the house, moving the playard can be slightly more challenging. It doesn’t fit through all doorways, and may be tight passing through others, but the trade-off of a roomy playard is worth it for many parents.
- Innovative reversible napper and changer
- Easy to switch between napper and changer
- Wipe-clean fabrics
- Adorable, removable toy bar
- Bassinet option included
- Napper and bassinet for babies weighing less than 15 pounds
- Single button to push and close playard
- Carrying bag
- Minimal assembly
- Sturdy metal tubing
- Wipe-clean fabrics on the changing table
- Playard is spacious, durable, and will last until a child is 35 inches tall
- One-handed flip from napper to changer, which is secured to the frame
- Neutral colors mean this Pack ‘n Play matches most decor
- Like other Graco Pack ‘n Play playards, this collapses quickly and comes with a carrying bag
- Changing table is relatively low, which might make it difficult to reach.for diaper changes
- Moving from room to room is not easy due to the weight and design of this Pack ‘N Play
- Complicated, hard to follow assembly instructions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)
Q: How hard is it to switch the napper and changer?
A: With a push button release, this was designed to be accomplished quickly, with one hand.
Q: Is this easy to collapse?
A:Using Graco’s standard one-button system, this playard collapses easily and comes with a carrying case to make travel and transport a breeze.
Q: When can my child begin using this?
A:The napper and bassinet were both designed for children up to 15 pounds; the napper is ideal for children who can’t roll over while the bassinet is deeper and provides more space for scooting and rolling. You can begin using this from the very beginning.
As far as playards go, this is an ideal option for someone looking for a safe place for their child to sleep and play. It meets and exceeds the expectations for the playard with a secure, sturdy locking frame that can support even the most rambunctious toddler. Despite the easy-collapse mechanism, it is a tough piece that, when locked, won’t budge. The napper/changer and bassinet options are wonderful bonuses, filling a definite void and adding convenience for parents and grandparents looking for a flexible piece that can be used in place of a crib and changing table.