136 of 146 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2012
We bought this to corral our daughter who is just about 6 months old. We used to let her sleep on a bed, but after she started rolling so much that wasn't a safe idea anymore, so we started putting her on the floor...but then she would roll into stuff. In this Pack 'N Play, she can roll to her heart's content, and I don't have to worry about her falling or getting stuck anywhere strange; worst case scenario, she ends up cuddled up to some mesh. That's great.
The first thing I noticed about this Pack 'N Play is that it is extremely easy to set up. It only took a couple minutes. And, it's obviously made to be popped up and put away and popped up and put away, so you don't have to be all that committed when you set it up. Unlike a crib that requires special tools and someone to hold the pieces in place while you fasten them, this Pack 'N Play could probably be set up one-handed. It is also easy to move around once you have it set up, because there are wheels on one side, so you can just lift the other side and roll the playard.
The second thing I noticed is that it had a strong chemical odor. We've had it set up for several days now, and it is already much better.
I wondered whether the bassinet version would be too high up for my daughter--would it only be for brand new babies? Nope! It's just right for her, so that was good.
We bought a mattress to go inside; the green pad on this is eh, well, it works, but it isn't something I'd want to hang out on for very long. It was kind of tough to know which mattress would fit, because Amazon seems to have a lot of options available, and some of them have descriptions that are not really clear. We bought Dream On Me 3" Foam Graco Pack 'n Play Mattress and it fits perfectly. The sheet that we bought was Carters Easy Fit Jersey Portable Crib Fitted Sheet. So, if you're confused by Amazon's suggestions, and by various product descriptions and reviews, you can go with those and I think you'll be quite happy with them.
If you're considering this Pack 'N Play, I highly recommend it. We are very happy with it.
234 of 262 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2007
Three pack and plays from different companies. This one is by FAR the better one. Bonus: It cost the least. Pros: easy to setup, easy to pack up, very sturdy, fairly light and seemingly the most comfortable. Cons: I haven't found one in 21 months despite my daughters hard work to find a flaw.
42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2012
This is such a great Pack N Play. It is easy to put together, and to take apart, as well as to travel with. I love the Zooland design, it goes well with our safari nursery theme. The Elephants mobile on the top is adorable, and we love the gender neutral colors. The price is amazing, and we got it even cheaper at Burlington Coat Factory, for 59.99. I would recomend this for anyone, and it is great as a bassinet for a newborn. [...]
128 of 154 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2010
This item is easy to assemble/disassemble, useful from infancy to about 2 years old, has nice neutral tones for your decor, and it even fits through most doorways fully assembled. Our two year old grandson now sleeps in a spare toddler bed because he's too full of spit and fire for this anymore, but it was a godsend when he was younger.
I would have given it 5 stars if there were some way to fold down a side. Maybe I'm old school, but back in the day, playpens had that option - and really, this is just a smaller version of those. The floor is just set so low, and grandma's back isn't what it used to be...so putting a sleeping child into it can be an awkward experience.
Otherwise, with our second grandchild due this summer and another due this winter, we will be getting plenty of "play" out of this product, and happily so.
***UPDATE 8/21/11: Still very happy with this product, and as a comment pointed out, the drop down option isn't even a possibility anymore no matter how my back might prefer it, so I've amended my rating to 5 stars.
38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2010
I just purchased the Graco Pack n Play w/Bassinet yesterday based on the reviews here and I must say that I am quite pleased with the product. It appears to be sturdy, it is a nice size and was an absolute breeze to set up (super-duper easy). I did notice like a few other reviewers that the bassinet board is somewhat hard (i added an extra thick blanket to make it a bit more plush) and I noticed that the bassinet board does concave slightly in the middle so I'm sure that buyers will need to adhere to weight restrictions of 15lbs (the playard itself has a weight limit of 35lbs). This is also extremely easy to fold up and is quite compact which will make it useful when traveling. Can easily fit into a standard size trunk or in the back seat of a small car.
Very nice AND useful product! Way to go, Graco!
105 of 132 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2010
We aren't positive if we want our baby to sleep with us for the first little while, which is why we got this pack n play with the built in bassinet. We don't need a full changing table or any of the other bells and whistles the more expensive pack n plays come with, so this was just what we needed. It's small enough to fit through our doors and easy to move around as it has two wheels on one side of the unit. It was super easy to set up. I am 9 months pregnant and I assembled it all by myself. It is great, and I'm so happy with our purchase. The price is sweet too! This will get plenty of use after our baby is big enough to play IN it too!
**update 8 months later**
Our baby slept in this bassinet for the first 4 months of her life. She loved it and so did we. It was great having her so close by and the bassinet isn't so huge that it takes up a ton of room. Also easy to set up and put away. Love this product and will be using it again with our next one!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2015
VERSION PURCHASED: Graco Pack n Play On the Go Travel Playard (Little Hoot)
This is a GREAT Pack N Play! I purchased this as a Baby Shower Gift for my sister as she plans to be on the go a bit after the baby comes, and I wanted a "crib" that could move around with her. I have experience with older Pack N Plays, and was anxious about the Bassinet feature but MAN, I am so happy with it!
I received the package today in the original Graco Product Box (no extra shipping box if purchased from Amazon LLC), opened up the box, pulled out the nicely folded up pack n play, unfolded the mat, set that aside, then set up the pack n play within 1 minute, I am NOT exaggerating... I followed the instructions (listed on the back of the mat) and had it up and ready to go within a minute.
GRACO Product Packaging (What it is shipped in)
2' 4" (H) x 10.5" (L) x 10.5" (W)
Pack n Play Itself
Pack N Play 'Interior Space' is 2' (H) x 3' 2" (L) x 2' 3" (W)
Pack N Play Bassinet sits 9.5" inches below the top of the Pack N Play and has the same Width and Length as above.
*Note that this leaves about 1' 2" of space under the bassinet for LIGHT storage (the mat is being used in the bassinet,
so no solid bottom... be careful not to rip the fabric...
The colors are EXACTLY what you see in the picture. Not too bright, natural colors with that touch of teal blue in the owls as well as the mat and stars. The natural colors make sure that this is a gender nutruel item, and that it doesn't clash with it's surroundings. The owls are SUPER cute as well!
You can buy standard play yard FITTED sheets (I purchased mine from Target via Circo brand, I personally like the Chevron Grey & White 2-Pack listed at $10 http://www.target.com/p/circo-pack-n-play-play-yard-fitted-sheet-set/-/A-15035976 ). The mat itself is somewhat water proof, and I personally would recommend always using a sheet to prevent the baby from 'sticking' to the mat, hehehe.
SIDE NOTE: If your bed is high enough (My guest bedroom bed sits about 2' 3" in height) this can kind of be used as a co-sleeper unit. The side does NOT go down, but the Pack n Play is slightly shorter than the bed and would allow me to roll to the side of the bed, pick up the baby from the bassinet (scoop down a tad) and then easily put the baby back. Also gives a great view of the sleeping baby while you are in bed yourself. So it is a nice option!
Again, super happy with this product and may purchase one for myself! A friend is buying one after seeing it today! I have included photos to show the simple and easy to follow instructions, what it actually looks like (including with a sheet on the mat), the product/shipping package, and how it would sit next to the bed as a 'co-sleeper' unit.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2012
Chemical odor won't go away and mattress lumpy. Returned. Not good for baby. Tried to air out. Didn't help. Too bad.
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2012
We bought this to take on a trip with us to Cancun for our almost-2-year-old.
He is big for his age (98th percentile) but he fits in it fine.
Obviously, we did not bring the bassinet part with us and I'm not even sure if it's possible to pack that stuff inside itself either. You'd probably have to carry around those other parts separately. In any case it'd add another 3-5 lbs to the thing.
There was no problem checking this with our luggage at the airport and although it's heavier than I'd like it to be it was no problem to carry it with us.
It worked great for us in Mexico and I have no complaints.
I do wish that we'd bought a sheet for it beforehand though because he just ended up sleeping with his face directly on the nylon-ish fabric. He didn't seem to mind though he did leave a few drool spots that are probably permanent stains.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2013
We bought this while out of town when the hotel pack n plays were too disgusting to use. I was excited to have a small, simple pack n play to keep for travel. Unfortunately, the mattress reeked like cheap plastic and after 2 days of being set up, it still smelled. My son smelled like the plastic when I pulled him out of there. In addition, the mattress did not seem comfortable - it didn't lay flat and seemed to tilt and shift depending on where he was lying even though the Velcro tabs were in place. For one or both of these reasons he barely slept for 2 nights (he's usually a great sleeper). We returned it.