One baby gear item that I think every family needs is a Pack ‘n Play. The Graco Pack ‘n Play will keep your baby clean and comfy, no matter where you go. The Pack ‘n Play has come a LONG way from those play yards that we used to have when we were babies.
The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Smart Stations I was sent is a serious Pack ‘n Play! It comes with an infant travel bed insert, a gear organizer, and a changing table with a diaper station! We are going camping in two weeks and are bringing the infant travel bed with because it’s much lighter than the bringing the entire Pack ‘n Play and it folds flat which will make it easy to pack in the car to go.
You can tell BabyQ wasn’t feeling all that great when I was taking these pictures. She had a slight fever and wasn’t feeling herself. 🙁 The diaper station has a place to put wipes, diapers, and other little things like diaper rash cream that you may need to change your baby. The Pack ‘n Play Playard Smart Stations is a great solution for when you first bring baby home and you want her to stay in your room so she can be close by. It has all those cubbies to hold extra clothes, burp clothes, and whatever else you may need.
The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Smart Stations also comes with a little system that you can clip on the side to play music and vibrations. There is a little box that sits under the portable infant bed that plugs into that side system so that you can add vibrations to the bed to sooth your baby. It also as a soft night light option so that you can look in on the baby.
If you take off the changing table, you have even more storage underneath! There is definitely no shortage of storage in the Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Smart Stations.
BabyQ was also fascinated by the hanging stars that are there for the baby to play with. The toy bar is easily removed. The infant bassinet uses the bottom of the Pack ‘n Play as it’s base.
As baby gets bigger, you can remove everything off the top and use the Pack ‘n Play to keep the baby safe in your house or while you are traveling. The Pack ‘n Play Playard Smart Stations is also great for when you have someone visit with a baby or small child that still takes naps. You can set it up in another room and let them take a nap without taking over your crib.
My only issue with the system is that once you are done with all the pieces on top of the Pack ‘n Play Playard Smart Stations, there is no easy way to store all the pieces. The Pack ‘n Play itself folds up nicely into a travel bag to store and travel with. The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Smart Stations is sold at Babies R Us and comes in 3 different color patterns for $219.99.