Most of us are pretty used to the typical pack n’ play– small, compact, pretty light in weight. We have one that we use all the time, especially for the use of the changer that’s an extra and fits into the top.
Once my LO really became mobile, I wanted something a little larger. I remember my parents having a playard that was fairly large; my brother and I could both comfortably play in it. Having a baby that is insanely tall (way off the charts for his age,) I wanted to find something he could lay in and not be smashed if he rolled around. After some searching I finally found this Delta 3ftx3ft Playard. Not a terrible price, so I quickly ordered it. My LO
crawls all around the living room, but for those times that I quickly need to leave the room, I set him in here for a bit to play (and I’m a firm believer that learning to play alone is important, though he gets plenty of love and play with us throughout the day!)
Pros: Quite a bit more space to play. Much more sturdy than a typical pack n’ play (LO leans on the fabric, stands, holds on to the rails.) Easy to put up. Soft mattress that doesn’t require an extra sheet. Cute design. Not overly expensive. Easy to clean. Fits toys and baby can crawl and roll around.
Cons: Heavy. Not great for anyone with a small living room since it is so large. Feet stick out a bit, and I sometimes run my feet into them. Definitely not something I’d travel with. No wheels, so you can’t roll it around (but I’ve been fine pushing it around the room, without the child in it of course.)
Overall, this was a great option for our family. We use it every day, and it’s nice to just keep toys in here without having to put them away in a toy box. Delta isn’t a brand I’m very familiar with, and this product was impossible to find anywhere in-store. Ordering online was fine (though, I’d recommend ordering from Amazon instead of Walmart. Our experience ordering this from Walmart was absurd.)