There are so many options available when it comes to portable playards for your children. Some have extras that make them worth more than their competitors. Here is a list of ten of the most popular brands and styles available today and some information about why they may be right for you. Look for the things that are important to you and make your pick based on you and your children’sneeds.
1. Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard
The Lotus can be set up in as little as 15 seconds into a backpack and can be used as a carry-on. Even when the side is zipped up the mesh allows you to see your child inside. There is a door built into the side so they can get in and out when you want them to be able to.
2. Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard Totbloc
This playard is made from fabric, nylon, and steel. There is an extra-large area that your child can play in. It can be set up in as little as a minute and weighs less than 25 pounds. A convenient carrying bag is included for easy transport and storage. All sides are made of a mesh that allows for maximum ventilation. There is a hiddenelatch that makes tearing down and moving it much easier.
3. Ingenuity Smart and Ridgdale Simple Playard
The machine-washable fabric can be zipped off and cleaned. An elevated changing table will flip out of the way when you are not using it. When tearing it down, you leave the bassinet inside, saving some time. This product also includes a travel bag for easy transportation.
4. Primo Play Yard, Cabana
The Primo Play Yard, Cabana is large enough for two children to fit and is durable enough to be used inside or out. The polyester fabric is sun-proof and the padded floor mat is waterproof. It has six mesh side panels that allow for maximum visibility and ventilation.
5. Delta Children 36″ x 36″ Play Yard
This play yard is recommended only for children who are unable to climb out of it. The frame has exposed metal edges and only weighs 28 pounds. There is some assembly required after purchase. There is an included mattress as well as a carrying bag for storage and travel.
6. Delta Children 36″ x 36″ Playard
This playard is built for children too small to climb out. It includes a mattress and a carrying bag to make things easier on you as well as folds to compact dimensions. It weighs about 28 pounds and requires some assembly after purchase.
7. Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard
This product is an inclined sleeper, diaper changing station, and a play yard all in one. The sleeper is removable and parts that can be thrown in the washing machine. It is comfortable and padded with no loose pieces and is easy to fold up.
8. BABYBJORN Travel Crib
The BABYBJORN Travel Crib weighs only 13 pounds and is ready to be taken along with you, wherever you go. It is relatively simple to set up and folds up with no extra loose parts. A soft comfy mattress and breathable sides both make for an enjoyable place to sleep for a child.
9. Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer
This is the first Pack n’ Play that includes a reversible napper and a changing station all build in one. A secure attachment makes it easy and safe to switch between the playard, napper bassinet, and changing table. It is built to transition with your child as they get older.
10. Evenflo Portable Babysuite Deluxe Playard
There is a changer included with this product as well that rotates to the side when it is not being used. None of the hinges will lock, making it easier to set up and tear down. Two pockets are included to hold baby necessities nearby. It also includes a travel bag making it very easy to transport.
So many options are available today when it comes to portable playards for your children. A variety of brands and styles make choosing a little hard. The Fisher-Price Ultra-Light Day and Night Play Yard is a great option with many extras that can save you from having to buy more things. It is made to be a sleeper, a play area, and a diaper changing station all in one. Take a look at one for yourself and look to see if these are things you could use in a portable playard.