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Many nice features but some major flaws
on February 5, 2013
We have used this play pen daily for seven months. We bought this play pen because we wanted all the features. We own the pinwheel pattern and it is bright and lively. It is easy to wheel around the room and elevate one side if needed (baby with reflux or illness). We really liked the clip on compartment. It is the perfect size for a box of wipes and several diapers. We used the changer daily for months - I do recommend always having a blanket or washable changing pad because the fabric on the changer can't really go in the washer. The changer is deep enough that as long as you do not leave the baby unattended, it is fine for babies that can't roll. We stopped using the changer when my baby was around 5 months. We found the toys often get in the way when taking the baby in and out of the pen. On another note, baby really liked the toys. The bassinet feature is okay. When the baby kicked the whole pen shook. This was a problem because the shaking made it hard for the baby to nap. I'm not sure it would be any better with other play pens though. It is much studier with the pad lowered. My biggest complaint with this play pen is the low quality mattress pad. The boards can be felt through the mattress padding easily and because it is designed to fold up, the boards don't even lay completely flat - maybe a slight buckle. It is even worse when we use a fitted sheet, but there is no way I would put my little mess maker in the pen without a washable sheet. I totally understand putting baby to sleep on firm surfaces, but this mattress could use a little more padding. I have felt other play pens and the mattress pads were much better. I was at a baby store last week and every play pen mattress I felt had a thicker mattress pad. I am considering getting dense foam or thick quilted sheet to put over the current pad, although that would make it harder to transport. This is a nice play pen, but if you want to use it for baby to sleep in look for something with a better mattress pad.