Baby Trend Resort Elite Nursery Center, Laguna review
The baby playpen or pack ‘n play will not only help to find additional time for household chores, but will also save the nerves of young parents. In such a structure, children can play and relax.The Baby Trend Resort Elite Nursery Center, Laguna is a good play or play cot for your baby. Read this review before making a decision.
The Stylish and trendy Baby Trend Resort Elite Nursery Center is the total nursery solution you’ve been searching for. It features a deluxe Rock-A-Bye bassinet with its own canopy, hanging toys and carry handle for removability. The bassinet also includes plush fabric and mesh sides for proper ventilation. Also included is an electronic music center with volume control, nightlight, and vibration. The music center includes two styles of music and nature sounds. Changing diapers is a breeze with the safe-surround changing table and diaper stacker, and the cozy napper lets baby drift off to sleep under the canopy and two sheep toys. The full-size bassinet can be removed as your tot grows to unveil a roomy playard with plenty of room to embark on imaginative adventures. When it’s time to pack up and go, you can collapse the nursery center and transport it in the tote bag to your next destination.
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
Playpen with mesh nets
The most popular variety, lightweight, affordable, easy to clean, versatile in shape. Larger models – playpens-books, can be folded and removed for the period of “downtime”. To keep such a device clean, it is enough to wipe the oilcloth bottom with a damp cloth. Such a playpen is quite safe: it is impossible to scratch its edges, the mesh is strong and you cannot get tangled in it. The main thing is, when buying, check that the sidewalls are well taut and do not sag.
Perhaps the only weak point of such an arena is the sides, usually upholstered with oilcloth or foam rubber. Their especially toothy children can gnaw, so parents should be vigilant and offer other entertainments to the nibbles – teethers (sometimes they come with the playpen itself) and durable toys.
Overall, bulky, but the most environmentally friendly. The sides do not interfere with the view of the baby, he sees objects not “in the net”. But natural wood, especially untreated wood, is very difficult to clean. Varnish and paint are also gnawed quite quickly, therefore, special requirements are imposed on the strength of the coating, and the wood itself. You don’t want your little one to eat chips, do you? And one more thing: choose a similar playpen as well as a crib. In particular, the distance between the rods should be about 6 cm: a child’s head will not fit into such a gap, and small arms and legs will not get stuck.
Pack ‘n play
A very convenient travel option, because the child can play and sleep in it. True, psychologists believe that it is not worth using such a playpen as a permanent place of deployment: the baby must still distinguish between a place for games and a place for sleeping. But at the dacha, on a visit, children’s playpens that can be folded into a small bag on wheels are very convenient. I unrolled and finished the rookery-playground.
The walls of such pack ‘n play s are made of fabrics with a mesh, sometimes there is a hole in the sidewall that closes with a zipper – a manhole for grown-up children. Since this type of pack ‘n play is very popular, manufacturers go to all sorts of tricks and improvements.
For example, some offer an unconventional – trapezoidal – shape: the arena expands towards the base. This means that he will not roll over during the most violent games.
Another interesting option is to equip traditional crib playpens with all kinds of accessories: a changing table, a pocket for small items and accessories, a built-in mobile, and even an awning that will cover the baby from the sun. The bottom of such a playpen is height adjustable, so it is suitable even for newborn babies.
It is impossible to get hurt about them, but they can only be inflated and installed in a spacious room.