Last updated on November 26th, 2018
Graco Pack 'N Play On The Go Playard, Go Green – Review
The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard is a great invention
and understandably, a best-selling baby product.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
and the price really affordable.
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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