Rated 4 out of 5 by Rekita Overall happy with purchase!
We purchased this playard for our first baby originally because I wanted to have a changing pad available on the first floor of or house in order not to have to keep going upstairs very time my son needed a diaper change. The price compared to other playards was great especially comparing the features. I love that it saves space by having a napper and changing pad in one. I wish it had a little bit more storage on the side, but you can buy hangin storage and add it on for a low cost now. Putting together the playard is pretty simple, but make sure you read the instructions in the booklet as you go because some parts are not quite as obvious as others. The only other improvement I would make to this is that the napper/ changing pad gets caught in the mattress a little bit as you reverse them since they are so close to it. Maybe raising the mapper a little bit from the top of the playard would do the trick! Overall, I would definitely recommend buying this if you're looking for something simple, practical and affordable!
August 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NannyMom Multipurpose product
We used this product with our first child who is now 5.5 months old. We used the napper as a "bassinet" for the first weeks so she could sleep in our room. We have since been using the bassinet feature when we travel with her. It's great for putting her to sleep and not needing to bend all the way down to the bottom. The changer was also useful when my 10 month old nephew was here and we needed a second changing station for when one child was sleeping in the room with the changing table. The only thing we haven't used is the toy bar. We have a play mat that worked better for us.
I love that this product is a multi-use product that grows with the child. She will continue to use this pack 'n play for a long time. The napper/changer, bassinet, and toy bar do not pack into the "box" which would be my only complaint. I keep them in a plastic bag to avoid dust and dirt getting on them.
As far as putting it together and taking it apart goes, it's like any other standard pack 'n play. It may take a couple of tries to learn it but as long as you read the directions it's pretty easy and quick.
August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by faithhopenluv13 I think this is going to be perfect for our needs!
I am 37 weeks pregnant with our first child and my husband set this up for us today. He said it was pretty easy to set up. I love the way it looks, it is a good size, and the reversible napper/changer feature seems like it is going to be so useful. I was a little worried that it might be too big/heavy to travel with, but at the end of the day I'm glad we went with the bigger playard with the the napper/changer feature, and I think it will not be a problem to travel with. This seems like it is a great purchase that will be a staple in our lives for the first few years. I find all the Graco products I have gotten so far (car sear, stroller, swing, high chair) are really good quality.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KimberlyRaye Compact with many features
I like that this item is smaller than having to purchase a bassinet, changing table, and play pin. I buy one item and get them all.
August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rjimers Convenient
We love that this play yard grew with our daughter. It's super convenient to travel with, too, which gave our daughter a familiar place to sleep and play!
August 20, 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 2 out of 5 by BUNJ Changer is like a sliding board
I chose this model specifically for the changer and am very disappointed. The changer is on an incline, rather than being level, and also leans a little to one side, so the baby slides down to one corner while I am trying to change him. Babies wiggle enough--they don't need to be on a sliding board, too. It was supposed to make it easier to change diapers but after one week of him sliding around I took the changer off and put a changing pad on the raised mattress to change him on a flat surface. I'm not sure what I'm going to do for a changing station once I remove the higher mattress. I wish I had known how difficult it would be to use a changer that is not flat.
We tried disassembling it and putting it back together, thinking maybe we had assembled it incorrectly, but the changer is still like a lopsided sliding board.
Disassembling the napper/changer was quite difficult, which makes it challenging for cleaning purposes. Somehow my son managed to have a projectile bowel movement that got in between the two layers. Getting it apart to clean it was virtually impossible. Since part of the hardware to attach it to the unit is attached to the napper/changer, I was hesitant to launder it. It would be nice if this attachment were more user-friendly and functional.
Now that I have used this and my son has soiled it, I'm afraid I'm stuck with a product I really don't like. I haven't used the napper, because I have a separate sleeper my son likes. I am sure it will function fine as a pack n play once my son is bigger, but I'll need to figure out a solution for diaper changes.
August 6, 2016
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