5 Best Baby Playpen In India For Your Active Baby
If you thought newborn days are hard, then wait till your baby starts crawling. A few seconds out of your sight and the baby would be out on a new adventure either poking his little finger in to the power socket or putting something in his mouth. While babyproofing is absolutely necessary at this stage, you also need a safe place where you can keep the baby while you rush to the loo or carry on with some urgent household chores. This is where a playpen a.k.a. play yard comes to the rescue. Of course, you can get a bouncer or a swing to keep your baby engaged for a few minutes, but they don’t give the freedom or mobility like a playpen, which is very essential for proper development in early days.
Today, fortunately, you get a wide variety of play yards or play pens for your little ones. From ones that are portable and can be carried on road trips to ones that have mobiles, music centers, changing stations and so on.
Here in this article, we bring to you some of the best playpens available in India for your little ones, after careful consideration of their safety and reviews from fellow moms like you.
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Best Playpen For Babies
If you are looking for a premium multi-purpose playpen with a host of baby-friendly features, then Graco Pack n Play Silhoutte Farrow would be what your need. Being a product of Graco, it is of course expensive, but it is completely worth it considering the functions and features it carry.
The playpen is in a gender neutral colour and is pretty spacious for your little one. In the early days, your baby will be able to comfortably sleep in the bassinet with quilted mattress pad and canopy. Thanks to the vibration function, you can gently lull your baby back to sleep when he/she gets up.
The changing station provides much needed relief for new moms with back pain. It has ample space to keep diapers, a built-in wipes dispenser and space for other diaper changing essentials.
As the baby starts crawling, you can convert it to purely a playpen and keep him entertained with his toys.
Being part of play n pack series, the playpen is quite portable and can be carried on trips in your car boot. However, it does occupy substantial boot space in a hatchback.
Suitable for babies up till they weigh 15 kg, this play pen is one of the less expensive options available in the market.
The playpen comes with a full-size bassinet that can be used till baby is about 9-12 months; changing station and is equipped with a mobile toy bar with soft toys that has soothing music to lull babies to sleep when they are small. The playpen also has a zipper door at the bottom for the baby to come out. A drawback with the changing station however is that it doesn’t have an organizer where you can keep the changing essentials.
The bassinet comes with a mattress. However, additional mattress might be needed as the one that comes along is not quite soft. You may also have to buy a mosquito net separately.
Once your baby starts crawling, you may have to remove the bassinet and use it purely as a playpen to prevent baby from accidentally jumping out of the bassinet.
Overall, it is one of the best buys within a budget that is safe and durable to last till your baby is about 2-3 years.
If you are looking for just a playpen without additional attachments like bassinet or changing station, then this economical option from Luvlap is definitely what you want.
Available in three different colours, the Luvlap Sunshine Playpen is ideal for babies once they start crawling. It has airy mesh on both sides for better ventilation. So, It doesn’t make the baby feel like he/she is in a narrow enclosure. Also, it has a mosquito net to protect your baby against insects while he/she is sleeping.
It also has a zipper door at the bottom through which baby can go in and out. A drawback to it however is that once baby learns to unzip on her own, you might not find your baby inside the playpen once you leave her there.
As it doesn’t have a bassinet, this playpen is not quite recommended for babies smaller than 6 months. Also, the base has just a 2cm thick mattress. So, you might need to get an additional mattress to make it comfortable enough for your baby to nap in.
Available in a unisex colour, Fisher Price Portable playpen is suitable right from birth as it comes with a bassinet with an arch toy bar to entertain your baby.
The playpen is fairly easy to install. Thanks to its foldable design, it is pretty compact (75 x 20 x 20 cm when closed) and hence it is easily portable in the travel bag.
As the playpen has mesh on all sides, your baby can see what is going on outside, thus making her comfortable yet secured.
The drawbacks however are that it doesn’t come with a mosquito net and the mattress base may not be quite comfortable for a long nap. If you want to use it for night time sleep, then you may have to invest in a softer mattress.
Overall, the playpen is pretty sturdy and durable enough for your baby till he/she is about 2-3 years or weighs 15 kg.
Graco Pack n play Rev napper portia is rightly a playpen that grows with the baby. It consists of a newborn napper cum diaper changing station; a bassinet and the playpen itself.
The newborn napper station is a cozy space that is removable and can be kept on the floor or beside you on your family cot. It can be reversed as a diaper changing station too.
Once your baby is past the newborn stage, he/she would be happier in the bassinet with an overhead toy bar. However, you might need an extra padding or mattress as the one that comes along is hard for most people’s liking.
The playpen in itself is a safe haven for kids once they start crawling. It has mesh on all four sides, so the child feels comfortable and secured in it.
For this kind of money, it would have been better if it had the vibration function too. Otherwise, it is a pretty good investment that will be helpful for your baby from newborn days up till he/she is about 3 years.