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Are you the parent of a baby who is approaching 4 months of age? Are you thinking about what safety measures you should be taking when putting your baby down? Well, I have a couple of ideas for you to consider. They have been tried and true and as a mother/grandmother and nurse, I highly recommend you take a look at these best playpens for babies! You will never regret it!
Baby’s safety is always first
When our babies are newly born to about 3 months of age, they do not move around much. Before you know it, your little guy or gal slowly but surely begins to move around more and more. By about 4 months, you move him to the crib from the bassinet.
Ok, but what about the rest of the day? How in the world can you get anything done while the baby is awake? How do you keep him safe and out of trouble? A playpen is the answer!
The number one thing that is most important is that your baby is safe! Little ones are quick and accidents happen even faster!
Obviously, life doesn’t stop after having a baby and household chores still need to be done. Using a playpen is not a cruel thing to do, it is the safe thing to do. Place the baby in the playpen with a few favorite and safe toys and you know he is safe and sound. It just makes life so much easier for you and safest for baby. We cannot always sit and watch the baby all the time every day.
The Joovy2 Playard is the playpen of my first choice. I personally purchased this about a year and a half ago as I watch my grandson on a regular basis. I love this playpen!
So, here are some details about this Joovy 2 (the 2 means squared) playard. First of all I want to say that it is very roomy. It is about 50% larger than other playpens and has over 10 square feet of play space! If you have twins or another little one, there will be more than enough room for both of them.
This playpen has mesh on all 4 sides so you can see your baby from any angle and your baby can see you.
It is 35 inches tall, so this will accommodate your little one for a long time.
The pad for the bottom comes with a nice fitted sheet. It is 100% cotton so it will feel nice for your baby.
There are 2 wheels on this playpen. You can lift one side and wheel it around to where you want it.
There is a travel bag that comes with it so you can fold it up and take it wherever you go.
The Joovy 2 Playard has a 2-year warranty which is more than most other brands offer!
I highly recommend this playpen for you and your baby and invite you to check it out here and get one for yourself!
Get yours here!
The Extra Large Playpen for Toddlers is my second choice for one of the best playpens available. This one is very roomy too!
The size of this playard is 59″x71″x27″ so you can see just how much room there is for your baby to safely play.
This also is made of mesh sides and has a waterproof bottom made of fabric so you can wash it. Take this playpen anywhere – grandma’s house, parks, outside on the patio or deck or just use it at home.
This playpen does not fold up, you have to assemble it. You need to make sure you follow directions carefully so it is put together correctly for sturdiness.
There is no padding for the bottom of this playpen so if you want it to be cushioned, you have to buy a pad for the bottom. This makes the playpen set a little more pricey than the rest.
The other drawback is that it is not a fold-up and carry. You have to assemble and disassemble each time you want to use it, unless you are setting it up for use at home.
Playmat for the extra-large playpen
I recommend the Baby Care Play Mat to go with the extra-large playpen. If you have hardwood floors, you are going to want to have some cushion for your baby in case she stumbles while trying to stand up. I have pictured it below.
The size of the mat is 72.8 x 0.4 x 49.2 inches and will fit in this playpen.
It is important to say that this mat is hygienic and hypoallergenic and is non-toxic. This mat can be used not only for baby but for you or anyone else in the family for let’s say, floor exercising, stretching, etc.
Also, be sure to check my home page on the right sidebar for an Amazon Baby Registry. The Extra-Large Playpen and the Baby Care Play Mat would be a great gift idea for someone to get you and your baby.
Other ideas for play yard
In my other post titled “Baby Play Yard (Should You Use One)?”, I have another option, a gated area for baby to play. Click here to read about it and check this play yard out!
There is no better way to keep your little one safe than the use of a playpen. It has been a great asset for me at my house and I know it will be for you too! Getting one of these playpens is an investment you will never regret. It will allow you to have some of your own time to get things done without having to worry about what your baby is getting into!
Questions or comments?
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Always yours in searching for the best for our babes!