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Best Playpens For Babies 2014

Updated on February 14, 2014

Best Baby Playard Reviews 2014

If you are looking for the best baby playpen in 2014, you must look at three factors: price, durability and safety. Often times, the most expensive items offer the best durability and safety. However, this is not always true with play pens. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can find very strong and safe play yards at very affordable prices if you know where to look. Playpens are great for busy mothers or fathers who can't afford to provide constant supervision.

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By placing your child in a playard, you will not only free yourself to do other things, but you will always know where and what your child is doing. If you have twins, or several children that around the same age, you'll want to look at playpens that are spacious enough to accomodate everyone. In this article, I will help you find a cheap but great quality playpen that will safely keep your child protected and keep them preoccupied.

Cheap Pack and Play Playyard in 2014

This playpen is 38 by 38 inches and has mesh sides for air ventilation. The set up was quite easy and it weighs about 25 pounds, which makes it easy to transport to the playground. If your child is 3 years and younger, I highly recommend getting a Graco to help you out throughout the day.

Graco Pack 'N Play Playard Totbloc with Carry Bag, Bugs Quilt
Graco Pack 'N Play Playard Totbloc with Carry Bag, Bugs Quilt

I own a Graco Totbloc Pack 'N Play Play Yard for my 2 year old son and I couldn't be happier. The playard is designed with bright colorful colors and comes with thick padding to keep your child safe. My son loves to play in it with his toys and even takes naps in it throughout the day.

 

Want something cheaper? More portable?

The Graco Pack 'N Play On the Go Travel Play Yard is a great option for parents who want to have a traveling playpen that is easy to carry around, and yet is sturdy and safe enough to cater to their child. This travel playard is slightly smaller than the Totbloc, and measures 40 by 28.5 by 29 inches. As a parent myself, I've always found it difficult to find to constantly holding my 3 year old in my arms. However, with this Travel Play Yard, I am able to give my arms a rest by allowing my son to safely be in his own little world.

Graco Pack 'n Play On The Go Playard, Go Green
Graco Pack 'n Play On The Go Playard, Go Green

If you have a toddler that you need to take care of while you are on the road, the Graco On the Go Travel Playard is a great way to make your life a whole lot easier. If you want to save big bucks, this is the best playpen that offers the most for its value.

 

Best Play Yard for Babies in 2014

The Joovy Room² Portable Playard is another great option and provides an alternative to the Graco TotBloc. The major difference between the two is that the Joovy Playard is slightly larger (41.9 x 31 x 39.8 inches) and is a bit heavier at 30.9 pounds. In terms of design, the Joovy looks less tacky with a cleaner and simpler design. I also own a Joovy and I've found it to be sturdier and safer for my older son who is 5 years old.

Joovy Room2 Portable Playard
Joovy Room2 Portable Playard

The Joovy also has enough room to place more than one baby at a time and it can be a great way to have your child interact with other children. If you are looking for something more spacious and sturdier than the Graco TotBloc, I highly recommend getting the Joovy Portable Playard.

 

Cheap Baby Playpens on eBay

eBay is a great place to shop if you are looking for something cheap and inexpensive. If you don't mind buying something used, this is the place where you can find some hidden gems. When purchasing items from eBay, always make sure to check the seller's ratings and the number of items he or she has sold in the past.

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      Tom 4 years ago

      Found out that I'm gonna be a dad again, so I'm gonna need one of these. Nice lens.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Playpens are absolutely essential for young mothers. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      Hannah Writes 4 years ago

      As a mother of twins, my playpen helped me get things done!