Before I had my daughter, I could not decide whether or not to purchase a Pack ‘n Play, but I did spend a lot of time looking at them. They seemed like a great product to own and I pondered it for a while. I finally decided that, instead of purchasing a bassinet for my baby, I would just get the Pack ‘n Play because it could be used as a bassinet and then later on used as a play pen.
I purchased my Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard at my local Wal-Mart store—a black one that had pink polka dots because I thought it was really cute. The model was called Katherine. It came with the bassinet with it and also had a toy bar included, which my daughter absolutely still loves.
When I got the product home and took it out of the box, I found that it was not a hard product to assemble and I actually wound up assembling it myself because I was impatient and couldn’t wait. The bassinet attachment is easy to use and attach and the toy bar was also easy to clip on to the sides of the Pack ‘n Play. You could tell that this product was made well and was sturdy. I also really liked the material used because it was girly and pretty.
When my daughter was born, I used the bassinet to put her down for naps and kept the entire Pack ‘n Play in my living room. We only used the bassinet until she was a few months old, however, because she started to crawl early and I didn’t want her to fall out or get hurt. I would sometimes still use the bassinet as a changing area when she needed a diaper change and it worked well for that.
As she got a bit older, I took the bassinet part out and allowed her to take naps in the actual Pack and Play. It is cushioned well, so she was comfortable and I didn’t ever have to worry about her getting out. She spends hours playing in her Pack ‘n Play and takes her toys in there with her. She asks to go in quite frequently. It’s a great place for her to be when I have stuff to do around the house because I know I do not have to worry about her getting hurt.
This product is easy to fold up and is great to take with you anywhere you go, because it is so versatile. It also comes with a carrying bag which makes it even more convenient.
I would highly recommend every mom purchasing a Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard for their baby because it is well worth the money. You will use it for years and see that it actually pays for itself. It is a great alternative to a bassinet and is a safe place for your baby to be while you get housework done!