Rated 3 out of 5 by Proud First Dad Great Product, but Napper/Changer is poor design
Like others we got this as a gift. We researched it, previewed it in store, then registered for it. LO came early, so we haven't used the play pen, but set up was easy enough for all parts and features of it, but my gripe about this is:
1- napper/changer is very low. Even when sitting down it can be a backache (other reviewers have mentioned this.)
What hasn't been mentioned is this:
2- The changer/napper is NOT easily cleaned. I know it's supposed to be wipe-able. But accidents happen... and when they do, if you don't get to it quickly enough, the "accident" will dry and stain. Hand washing it does nothing to urine and desitin stains. Maybe my fault, but when you're dealing with a crying baby (especially as a new parent), cleaning a surface, may not be high on the list or, NOT feasible to do while juggling the needs of a crying baby. Also, it is NOT meant to be dissembled for any reasons- like cleaning or traveling.
Other than this there are other great features: relatively easy set up, sizing is ideal for first bed to be set up in parents' room, and all seemed very safe (despite all the manufacturer's warnings.)
Thanks for reading. Hope it helped.
June 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DebbieJ Good downstairs changing area, but too short
I received this as a gift from my baby registry and it is very useful. We use it downstairs for changing and napping since the nursery is upstairs. This was very helpful during the first few weeks after delivery.
I love that everything I need is in one place, and it is easy to switch from napper to changer. It was pretty easy to set up. I know it will change with my growing baby.
The main downside I notice is that the changing table is a few inches shorter than I would like, so it is uncomfortable to lean over and change diapers.
I would also like to be able to wash the napper side more easily. He spits up in it pretty often but it doesn't remove easily for cleaning.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NurseErin Easy to set up and looks great!
We are expecting our first baby in late July and since I am a "type A" person, I asked my husband to go ahead and build our Pack 'n Play now. Last night, he set it up and we couldn't be more pleased with the features. There are plenty of snaps and velcro to keep the floor in place. The napper/changer is a wonderful feature too - I love that with just one hand I can flip it to change the diaper or lay our newborn down for a nap. I can't wait to bring him home and start using this! Another great feature, in my opinion, is that once he's a little older, this will be perfect for traveling with! Whether we are staying with family or in a hotel, this will serve as our crib and it's so portable. I have a feeling we will be using this for years to come and for any other little ones we might have.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bunny excellent pack n play
We bought this pack n play to replace a babytrend one that we baught when our first child was born and i am so glad i switched to graco .firstly i could never set the bt up easily it always took forever the graco is so easy it takes seconds to get the sides locked in place, secondly the graco goes down so easily to no more getting my husband to push the buttons for me just lift, squeeze and drop love it. Thirdly the napper/changing station love the fact that when my little man was 1-3 months old he could sleep in the napper and it helped with his acid reflux because of the slight raised back. Most babys could probably use it longer but my boy is 3 months and just about to start wearing 6-9 month cloths heis very long. One last thing we are a military family and this pack n play has already been taken accross 7 states 6 hotels and been used non stop for 6 weeks now (were moving) with no issues absolutely love it and will recommend graco as a first choice to everyone i know who is expecting.
July 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TanNorske All You Need For a Newborn! (and beyond?)
We looked at all the different variations. This one was perfect for us immediately is still 6 months later. We have a small house so space is very important. The level changing area wiped clean easily while the hanging stuffed stars provide a distraction. Flip the changing area and the napper side was just inclined enough to keep our newborn's congestion under control. The flip can be done easily with one hand after some practice. Now, 6 months old my son lays in the elevated bed portion as he's out grown the napper/changer. Its soft but stable enough to help him learn to sit up. We could not he happier so far and look forward to see how it suits him in his further stages of development.
June 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jordi3p Perfect for a new baby
This is the perfect item for a newborn. I keep our pack and play in our room close to the bed at night. Gives me a piece of mind knowing my baby is close by. Love this item and the pattern is beautiful!
June 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by lhoopie Not very portable
Nice play yard, but as far as portability goes I don't see how you can get all pieces in the travel bag. So you end up with the main playard in the bag and the napper/changer and toy bar in another bag- unless we are really missing something.
I also was hoping we could use the napper/changer without the bassinet part set up as we prob won't use this in bassinet mode. For my one month old son we currently use this playard to keep our curious 70 lb dog away from the baby when he's in his bouncer (the playard acting like a little cage with the bouncer safely in the bottom in the "toddler" setting- which my best friend came up with the idea to keep her 50 lb pup and 18 mo twins away from her newborn!) at home and the grandparent's houses.
Of course as a toddler playard this will get plenty of use but we aren't there yet! I also wish we registered for a model with vibration as my son really loves that- which is why we mainly use his bouncer inside the toddler playard right now.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maple Great product
I bought this for our incoming baby, and it's easy to assemble. I like the design of curvy frame, and I think this make it sturdy.
June 28, 2016