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Great, large sized playpen with canopy
on August 10, 2012
I ordered this play yard for my special needs son who had pretty much outgrown his regular playpen. I wanted something that would fold down for travel but that was bigger in size for sleeping. I had ordered a Peapod Plus, but it was too confining, and the fabric was very "noisy" whenever he moved at night.
I was a little surprised when I picked it up from the post office, that the box was so small. But when I opened it up, it was great! Very easy to set up, and once I figured it out, it's very easy to collapse again. It packs into this tiny bag (smaller and lighter than a playpen because there's no bulky wheels). Even the canopy fits into a tiny pocket for storage.
I like that I can attach the canopy if he decides to be a climber. And if I used it outside, it would provide sun shade and bug protection.
Right now, it's set up in the living room and I put my son in there when I'm cooking at the stove, so that he has a safe place to play. He likes it!
The bottom is padded nicely, that he'll be comfy once we actually use it as a bed. And the sides are higher than I was expecting.
I don't think I'd use the zip open front door often, as it looks like it could be damaged if baby wasn't careful climbing in or out, especially if they were wearing shoes.
Although it was more expensive than a regular play pen, I believe that it will serve our needs perfectly, for a long time, and then we can pass it on for someone else to enjoy. It is very unique. I've never seen another one like it. I would certainly recommend it for families with twins, to save having to carry 2 playpens around. I would say that you could get at least 18 months-2 years out of it with two babies in there.