Graco Pack N Play
- Ease of Use
- Age Range
The Graco Pack N Play is a functional crib, bassinet and play yard that takes advantage of limited space. The best feature of the Graco Pack N Play is the detachable bassinet which allows you to take your napping baby with you wherever you are. The bassinet also includes overhead detachable toys on the handlebar for play when awake.
The crib also includes a sound maker that is great for napping. Everything can be detached so that the Graco Pack N Play can become a complete toy yard. The sleeping level is adjustable with a mid-level for infants and toddler at the bottom.
The pack and play is best for…
Those looking for an affordable and functional portable crib. It is great for people who have either a large house so that your baby can be with you anywhere, or a small house lacking room for a separate nursery. This is also suitable for people who do not want a separate bassinet.
Ease of use: 4/5
The Graco Pack N Play’s only real disadvantage is that is can be difficult to set up, which can be frustrating when travelling. However, once you have assembled it a few times it becomes second nature and takes no time at all. For travelling it does fold easily with a simple one touch fold feature, with the bassinet folding with it. The fabric can be spot cleaned but is not removable or machine washable.
The portable bassinet can be taken anywhere so that your baby can be placed with you in any room for supervision or naps. The Graco Pack N Play includes a carrying bag for travelling and does fold up quickly and easily, requiring limited space. The removable bassinet is great for taking around the house so your napping baby can be with you anywhere. It also includes a carry bag for travel that can be machine washed.
The bassinet provides a comfortable space for playing and naps, and newborns will fall asleep easily. The play yard is a comfortable play area for toddlers, but becomes less comfortable for sleeping during this age. However, it does still work for naps mid-play, and with the included Play Yard mattress can provide a comfortable sleeping area while travelling.
Age range: 5/5
The Graco Pack N Play has a maximum restriction of 15 inches/15lbs for use of the bassinet, and 35 inches/40lb for the play yard. This does give plenty of room for growth, and therefore one of the best features of the Graco Pack N Play is that is can stay with your baby from infancy to toddlerhood.
The materials used in the Graco Pack N play are not certified and therefore we can not be sure that they are free of harmful chemicals. With all parts properly positioned in place, it is a strong and stable crib. Other brands do offer superior material quality but at a higher cost, but with this being such an affordable option, it is a trade off that is easy to make.
Other features and specifications
The Graco Pack N Play includes the ‘Playyard Mattress,’ a toy bar and has wheels on one side for easy manoeuvrability.
The Graco Pack N Play can be difficult to set up and does take longer than others. It can therefore be frustrating when travelling. The fabric can be spot cleaned but is not removable or machine washable.
This is a very affordable option that is great for travel. It can be a bit fussier to set up than others but is reliable and quick to fold when packing. It is a popular choice and for good reason.