Baby Trend Deluxe Nursery Center, Haven Wood review
Modern models of baby playpens or pack ‘n plays are not just a place for a child’s safe play, so when they come to the store, many parents have their eyes dazzled by the variety of choices.The Baby Trend Deluxe Nursery Center, Haven Wood is a good play or play cot for your baby. Read this review before making a decision.
The Baby Trend Deluxe Nursery Center – Haven wood; This feature rich Deluxe Nursery Center keeps your baby comfortable and entertained whether used in the home or on the go! Additional features include: Removable full bassinet and canopy, Flip away changing table, One-hand locking mechanism, Parent organizer, Toy/storage pocket, Large wheels with brakes, Travel/storage tote bag, Easy compact fold, Electronic music center with volume control, and nightlight, and Music center includes two styles of music, nature sounds. 39.75″W x 28″L x 32″H.
How to choose a pack ‘n play
When buying a pack ‘n play or playpen, you need to consider some parameters:
- The dimensions of the arena
- The shape of the arena
- Clearance between the railings and the size of the mesh cells
- The presence of a hard bottom
- Does the model have wheels
- The possibility of folding the structure
- The presence of additional accessories
It is clear that a more spacious pack ‘n play is best for a child, but such a structure is rather heavy and it will not be easy to move it around the house or take it with you on a vacation. If you have the financial opportunity, then it is better to buy two arenas – one is light, which you will take on trips, and the second is heavier – it is suitable for installation in an apartment. When choosing an arena, pay attention to the height of the sides. For an adult with an average height, it is better to choose a pack ‘n play, the height of the sides of which does not exceed 36 inches, in this case, there will be no problems in caring for the baby. If the height of the parents is below average, purchase an arena with a side height of up to 28 inches.
Baby playpens are made in the form of an oval, circle, square, or they are made angular and in the form of a polygon. Pack ‘n plays are most often made in the traditional shape – rectangle and square. If you have a small apartment, it is better to choose a corner pack ‘n play, because it does not take up much space, while the baby will be comfortable and spacious in it.
The size of the mesh of the fence and the distance between the rails
Pediatricians believe that small mesh cells will negatively affect a child’s vision, and large ones contribute to injury. Therefore, it is better to choose an arena with a medium-size fence mesh and a light color.
When buying a wooden playpen, look at the distance between its slats – it is best if this distance is 2-3 inches. With this distance, the baby will not be able to get stuck by putting a leg, handle, or head between the slats. Also inspect the slats for various damage (chips, chipping, poorly processed areas).
If the pack ‘n play is equipped with wheels, it will be convenient for you to move it, but the wheels must have locks that will not allow the structure to “travel” around the room on its own.
Pack ‘n plays are divided into three categories:
- Horizontal folding bed
“Umbrella” and “book” are best suited for transportation – they are compact, with a split bottom. If you have a horizontal folding crib, you will have to remove the side rails, which is not very convenient. But such models have a solid bottom. If you intend to use a mattress, then choose a folding model “umbrella” or “book”. Folding models have locks that will prevent the arena from folding up randomly.
The presence of some hard bottom models will help your baby develop posture, but will not affect comfort. Most often, crib playpens are equipped with soft foam mattresses.
A playpen with additional accessories is much more practical than usual. If the playpen is equipped with plastic rings, then the baby will have a support that will help him to hold on when he gets up or starts taking his first steps. If the playpen is equipped with a motion sickness mechanism, the baby will fall asleep faster. If the playpen has a removable changing table, you don’t have to move it to another place to change clothes. Parents often buy a playpen that has arcs or brackets for hanging toys. Foldable models with a bag for carrying them are appreciated. There are also structures equipped with a net that will protect the baby from insects if you want to put a playpen in the yard.
If you need a pack ‘n play, it is better to choose neutral, calm tones, but the playpen should attract attention, so it can have a bright color.
Types of playpens
Before buying a playpen, you need to decide what exactly it is for: maybe the baby will not only play there but also sleep? Do you plan to move the arena around the room, or will it stand in one place? Do you want a simple but practical and inexpensive model, or choose a more expensive playpen with a bunch of additional features like a night light or a storage box for toys? Consider what popular arena models are presented in the range of children’s stores.
Pack ‘n play
The main difference between the pack ‘n play and the usual playpen is that it can be easily transformed into a comfortable sleeping place for the baby. Most models have a folding mechanism, so you can take it with you on a trip. Such a pack ‘n play is suitable for children from birth to two years old: you can adjust the height of the walls, the model is often complemented by a changing table, a mobile with toys, compartments for toys and clothes, and also has a side door with a zipper. Also, most pack ‘n plays are equipped with wheels, so it is convenient to move it around the room without disturbing the child’s sleep.
The net playpen is one of the most popular models among parents. First, it is lightweight and compact and is easy to fold and stow away. Mesh playpens can be either triangular (conveniently placed in a corner), and classic square, as well as in a variety of colors. Also, mesh models are usually inexpensive, but you should not chase the cheapest price, because such an arena can be made of low-quality materials and will quickly become unusable. Besides, ophthalmologists warn that prolonged stay in the mesh arena can lead to visual problems in the baby.
Wooden playpens were especially popular 10-20 years ago, but modern models are also in great demand. Despite their imposing appearance and even bulkiness, such arenas are very strong and durable. And the comfortable wooden slats are so comfortable to hold when the child learns to stand and walk. When buying a playpen, pay attention that the gap between the slats is no more than 6 centimeters, so that the baby is not tempted to try to crawl between them and get stuck, and also that the tree is carefully processed and does not leave splinters.
A simple and inexpensive model that suits babies up to one year old. Then the arena may no longer withstand the weight and active games of the child, and there will be not enough space for movement in it. Also, the inflatable arena can be used as an inflatable mini-pool, but only under the supervision of adults!