January 22, 2016
After having our in-laws (with 4 little ones) rave about the beauty of Pack 'n Plays for their versatility, my husband and I registered for this one for our first baby. It's extremely functional, a great pricepoint if you're looking for great basics (bassinet upper area, changing table, basic changing supply bag) without all the extraneous bells and whistles (sound, music players, battery-operated mobiles, etc). We just wanted something that had great basics without having to invest a ton for possibly unneeded extras. The best part about this model is its folded-up SIZE. It folds up 20% tighter than other Graco Pack 'n Plays while remaining the same size unfolded, and is noticeably shorter and more compact than our in-laws' and friends' Pack 'n Plays when all packed up in its carrying case. We drive a Honda Accord and we would easily be able to fit it in the trunk with plenty of room to spare for all the other myriad baby items we all need to pack. That said, the construction on some of the pieces feels a bit weaker than I expected. The changing station quality and the bassinet area don't feel super durable -- I expect this is true of all Pack 'n Plays and not just this one. The bassinet has a lot of "give" when you press down on it and feels like it's being held together by stiff cardboard; though, I suppose that's the only way to make it not weigh 1000lbs. TL;DR: I think it will get the job done nicely and I like the compactness of it over other Pack 'n Play models, but I don't know if it will last many years, construction-wise.
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