Sunday, July 19, 2015

Graco's Pack ‘n Play® Playard Sport™ Review

Graco's Pack ‘n Play® Playard Sport™ is the playard designed for outdoor play and imagination. It sets up in just 5 seconds and gives your child a secure and comfortable spot, thanks to a UV50 protection-lined canopy, roomy hexagon shape and durable base (to protect from the elements). This sporty playard features mesh for ventilation and a zip-open front door that lets you transition from playard to play space to grow with your child beyond toddlerhood. It weighs just 12 lbs. and comes with a convenient carrying bag with pockets, so it's ready for your all of your child's adventures.

  • The playard designed to give your little one a safe, comfortable and secure spot to play and rest outside
  • In just seconds, your mobile play station is ready for your child
  • Large domed canopy features a UV50 protective lining to protect baby from the sun and keep cool
  • Durable base protects your child from the ground elements, so all they'll feel is comfort
  • Convenient shoulder bag makes it easy to carry anywhere and features roomy pockets for carrying essentials
  • Zip-open front door lets you transition from playard to play space for your growing toddler
  • Two integrated storage pockets let you keep your child's favorite things closeby
  • Canopy folds neatly into the built-in storage pocket, so all of your accessories stay with the playard
  • Grows with your child from baby to toddler and beyond
  • Inventive hexagon shape gives your growing toddler more room to play
  • Airy mesh tech fabrics allow maximum air flow and ventilation for baby's comfort
  • Two-latch system makes set-up quick and secure
  • Weighs just 12 lbs. when packed up, so it's easy to bring wherever your adventures lead
Specifications of Graco's Pack ‘n Play® Playard Sport™
Weight: 11.5 lbs
Overall Height: 27" (42.25" w/ canopy)
Width: 50.5"
Depth: 45"

Our Thoughts

I have a 2-year-old. My sister-in-laws have a 1-year-old, 11-month-old, and newborn. When we are camping with the family, what happens with them? They usually end up staying inside the enclosed deck because of the sun. Graco's Pack ‘n Play® Playard Sport™ is and will be the solution for all of us until our children are too old to enjoy it. The Pack ‘n Play® Playard Sport™ holds an appeal for even the older kids if they were allowed to take part in the toddler's fun. What I think are the best features of this Pack ‘n Play® though, have to do with the easy set up, the canopy, and the mesh door inserted in the side for your growing toddler. 

Let's start with the easy set up. This Pack 'n Play is seriously TWO pieces. Yup, just TWO pieces. It's the Pack 'n Play and the canopy. The canopy actually has a pocket inside the side of the Pack 'n Play where it is stored. I LOVE that! I love that there aren't numerous pieces to this. It's so simple to set up that even my father-in-law can set it up and he's never once in his life set up anything like this for his kids or grandkids. 

Then you have the canopy. Like I mentioned before, the canopy has it's own pocket in the Pack 'n Play where it is stored. Want to know what's great about that? It's the fact that you have a storage spot for the canopy where it can't get lost! It's also snug enough so it's not real easy for the kiddos to try to pull the canopy out of it's hidey hole. The canopy is solid on one side and mesh on the other. The mesh allows the light in but the solid side gives you enough shade that your kiddos will not be in the direct sunlight if you don't want them to be. I have to say, I love that feature because it is easy to use down at the beach during the day when the older kids want to go swim but the little ones just want to play with toys or nap. 
The Full Canopy

The Canopy half way folded.
Next is the mesh door. How many times, with a regular Pack 'n Play do you have your child asking for in or out of it? For me, it's all the time. The mesh door makes things very simple. By leaving the door open, the toddlers can come and go as they please. Or even with an infant, the door makes it very easy for a parent to get them in and out of the Pack 'n Play without leaning over the rail. My daughter particularly loves the door because she can bring her babies, blankets and (toy) horses in with her without having to ask for help. You can see how happy she is with her "tent" as she calls it.

 I was skeptical that Graco's Pack ‘n Play® Playard Sport™ was going to be big enough for Miss K and her cousins but obviously (see the photo below) it's more than big enough for her and her cousins. I can't wait to take this to the camper and use it again the next time we have a family camping weekend!

If you are looking for something that is going to keep your little one entertained, contained and in the shade this summer, look no further. Go grab Graco's Pack ‘n Play® Playard Sport™ and enjoy your summer! You can find the store nearest you carrying  Graco's Pack ‘n Play® Playard Sport™ though Graco's website. You can also see more from Graco on their Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and on YouTube