My sweet baby was born just after midnight a couple of weeks ago, which ended up working out perfectly for my husband to stay the night with me since our older boys were already asleep at a friends’ house. When my husband got home the next day, he called me at the hospital and asked if I knew anything about the brand-new playard that was sitting on our front porch. I was ECSTATIC to hear this news since I had applied to be part of a review campaign a few weeks earlier but hadn’t heard anything back yet — this was a very happy surprise!!
**Really, though, this is my very last post on Dandy Giveaway. Being a mom of three young boys is a full-time job. :)
We have a pack and play that we bought just over five years ago, and it’s been a trusty piece that we’ve used for just about everything — camping with a young child who is used to sleeping in a crib, watching a friend’s daughter who needs to go down for a nap, staying in a hotel that can’t promise a crib for the room, traveling and staying with family members, the list goes on. We have loved our pack and play, but I have to admit that it was not in the cleanest condition after so much use. We were able to clean it pretty well with some great natural cleaners a couple of months ago, but I couldn’t help but think that there must be an easier way to keep a playard clean on a day-to-day basis.
“Ingenuity’s Washable Playard is a must-have for every baby. This is the only playard that zips off completely to go into the washing machine, so every piece of fabric that baby touches can be machine washed to help reduce baby’s exposure to dirt, dust, spills, stains, allergens, germs and more. With a pivoting changing table, mattress, and side storage pockets, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. The innovative One Less Step feature lets parents quickly fold the play yard making it easier to transport or store. This playard can roll, so it can move with you from room to room. A neutral color scheme makes it perfect for both baby girls and boys.”
We have LOVED using the Ingenuity Washable Playard with our youngest!! Here are some of my favorite things about using this playard over the past two weeks:
I was somewhat concerned that my older boys might (accidentally or intentionally!) pull over the bassinet we had bought, but the Ingenuity Washable Playard is sturdy and would take A GOOD AMOUNT of strength to pull over.
Bassinets have not generally lasted longer than a month or so for our boys who grow incredibly fast — the bassinet insert is just as large as the playard itself, so I can easily see us using this for a couple of months.
My two year old is using our crib as a toddler bed, but I didn’t want to buy another crib — we’re only staying in this house for another couple of months, and I plan to move my two-year-old into a larger bed once we move. In the meantime, though, we’ll easily be able to use this playard because of its size and durability.
I love having my babies in my room with me for the first several weeks, but I don’t want to bring in extra pieces of furniture. This playard is the perfect size to fit at the end of our bed while still leaving lots of space (and not feel like a permanent fixture).
I never bought a changing table, thinking that it wasn’t necessary since I could just change them on the bed or on the floor with a changing mat. This has worked perfectly for us in the past, but this new baby has already peed/pooped on us while changing his diaper more times than we’ve ever had with either of our boys combined!!
And, as mentioned earlier, the playard can be completely cleaned by unzipping covers and running them through the washer and dryer!! Hallelujah!! The changing table cover has already been washed, dried, then put back on just in time to be tossed back into the laundry pile.
We LOVE the Ingenuity Washable Playard and have been completely satisfied with this product. I’d highly suggest this item to anyone who is looking for a playard to use for their infant or toddler!
**This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Kids II. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.