Graco Pack ‘n Play On The Go Playard, Go Green – Review




Last updated on November 26th, 2018

Graco Pack 'N Play On The Go Playard, Go Green – Review

Best-selling product

The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard is a great invention

and understandably, a best-selling baby product.

Multi-purpose item

You get so many uses

out of this multi-purpose item

You can use the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

as a baby bassinet, a nap basket, changing table, a travel crib, a toddler bed, 

and when your kid outgrows the bassinet portion,

a play pen

or just some place safe to set your baby while your hands are full.

Purchase all in one

Rather than buying all these products separately,

wouldn’t you just purchase these all in one?

Save space and money

Babies require lots of gear,

and we don't all have unlimited room or cash available.

So, the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard is definitely a valuable purchase

if you want to save space and money!

Easy set up

The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard’s set up and take down

are smooth, quick and straightforward

How to set up

To set the item up, make sure

you put all the sides up first

and then push the bottom down.

How to take down

To take the Pack ‘N Play down,

just pull the strap and fold the rails

by pushing the Graco signature buttons.

It’s that easy!

Signature button system

This signature button system

makes the folding up so much simpler

than with the cumbersome mechanisms that many other playards have.

Mattress wrap

The pad / mattress wraps around the frame and holds it together with Velcro.


The instructions are also tucked under the Pack ‘N Play pad / mattress.

Advanced folding mechanism

Due to its advanced and ingenious folding mechanism

the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard is more compact and smaller in size

when folded up than many other travel cribs / play pens.

20% smaller

It’s 20% smaller than other Graco models and in that,

it’s the smallest in the Graco portfolio.

Comfort and space for child

At the same time, it offers your child

just as much comfort and space

as the larger sized versions.



The removable, full-sized bassinet

provides the perfect spot for your baby to catch a nap,

at home or wherever you are.

The manual states that the bassinet is for babies under 15 lbs

and unable to push up on hands and knees or to roll over.

Supervision necessary

Please remember when you are using this playard for sleeping,

that you must provide the necessary supervision

for the continued safety of your child.


The bassinet can be used as a


as well.

It’s easy to clip the bassinet on the frame’s upper level.

Bed and play pen 

Once your baby passes the weight limit

and development stage for the bassinet add-on,

you can easily remove that portion.

Then you can move the pad/board to the bottom.

Please secure it to the bottom of the Pack 'n Play

by velcroing it and snapping the buttons around the legs of the playard.

This way, you can use the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

as a bed or as a play pen for your child.


The pad / board is 1’’ thick

and much more padded

than the board of previous Graco models or of other brands.

Obviously, it’s not as soft and comfortable as a full-fledged mattress

but it’s the safest thing to use with this product.

Don't use supplemental mattress

The Graco instruction manual specifically warns

not to use a separately purchased mattress.

Supplemental mattresses can cause entrapment and suffocation.

Transparent airy mesh sides

The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

has transparent airy mesh on the sides.

This provides maximum ventilation to your child

and keeps them comfortable.

The baby can look outside and see you

and you can see the baby easily too.

Toy bar

The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard comes

with a collapsible toy bar

which fits into the carrying bag.

It clips on and off very easily.

Storage pocket

Other than that, there is a handy storage pocket

on the side where you can store extra diapers, wipes, toys

or any other essentials you want to keep right at hand.

It can also hold the portable bag while the unit is in use.

No bells and whistles

Apart from these accessories,

this pack ‘n play has no bells and whistles

which makes it light weight and easy to carry

and certainly keeps the price affordable!


The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard comes in very natural, soft, gender-neutral nice colors

that go with everything and definitely won’t be an eye sore in your living room.


The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard is  portable

and extremely easy to travel with.

Carrying bag

It comes with a sturdy, convenient carrying bag that exposes a carry handle.


The wheels on one side make it very easy

to grab the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard and

pull it around the house.

Depending on the size of your doors,

it might be a little squeezy to get it through

if you want to move the the item

from one room to another.


When unfolded and set up, the item’s dimensions are:

Height: 29" / Width: 28.5" / Length: 40"
If your doors are too narrow to get the thing through,

I’d recommend you just only to pull up the central bottom strap a little,

without folding up the entire thing.

Just to make it a little smaller.

Then it will be super quick and easy to set it up again once you made it through the door.

Cozy and familiar

It’s great that you can have your baby

in their cozy and familiar area

no matter where in the house.

You can never have enough safe places

to put the baby down in the house!


You can place the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

right by your bed

and use it as a co-sleeper

Changing and napping

Or you can use it for changing and napping

during the day in your living room.

Child near you

If you’re taking a shower, cooking

or doing any other chores around the house,

you can put your child in the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

near-by and you know it’s safe there!

Use in garden

When the weather is nice and you’re having a gathering

in the garden, your baby can be part of it

if you can place your Pack ‘N Play in the shade for them!


The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard is designed

to keep up with your- and your baby’s busy on the go lifestyle.

It’s super convenient to bring on road trips. 

It’s so much better to have your own bed for your child

rather than depending on whatever the hotels have available.

In grandma & grandpa's home

It’s great for grandma and grandpa

to have the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard at home

for when their grandchild is coming over.

For occasional little visitors

For it’s extremely reasonable price,

I’d actually recommend anyone

to have a Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

just in case you get cute little visitors.

It’s always good to be prepared!

Easy to clean

The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

is easy to clean with water and soap.

NO machine washing

I’d recommend you NOT to take off the pad’s cover for machine washing.


The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard is extremely durable.

You can pass it from one kid down to another.

without any wear or damage.


The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard is a safe product.

Like all the Graco Pack N Play products, produced after January 1st, 2014,

it does not contain a flame retardant additive in any soft good material

due to a flammability regulatory exemption

Moreover, all the Graco Pack N Play products are JPMA certified

JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association)

has developed a comprehensive certification program

to help and guide parents and caregivers toward purchasing juvenile products

that are built with safety in mind.


The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard’s quality is great

Affordable price

and the price really affordable.

Suitable age

You can use the Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard

until your child reaches 35 inches in height,

weighs more than 30 lbs, or is able to climb out.

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