While standard play yards are made for use in specific ‘comfort’ dry places and can be used in a short time, traditional playpens are not. Playpen is versatile gear – It provides a safe area for your little baby (and babies) to toddlers and young kids and safety gates to block off doorways, and it can be further used for jailing your pets!
Playpen and safety gates have no fancy features like others, but these types of play yards are simple, durable and very easy to clean. We strongly recommend this if you plan to use it outdoor. Moreover, it’s quite less expensive and value (for longer use) when compared to others.
North States expertise for traditional playpens!
If you looking for a traditional playpens, North States is considered an expert for this. North States Superyard 3 in 1 catches our attentions for its multi-functions–strong playpen, safety gates, pet’s gates, and other gates–as it can be mounted to the wall to block off a portion of a room to prevent baby from unsafe areas, similar to some baby safety gates. Superyard 3 in 1 wood gate is also great to model for those who prefer a touch of wood than metal.
However, for budget-tighten moms or those who need only study play area for indoor and outdoor uses, Superyard Indoor-Outdoor is recommended.
“Graco & Joovy make simple, but great portable playground”
Graco TotBloc and Joovy Room2 are good examples of portable playpens –can easily to fold and move around. These are simple to set-up, clean, and care. These two are a crossover between standard Playard (like Pack ‘n Play) and playpen, but wider –provide enough space for two babies to play. On the downside, the mattresses are thinner and harder, as they’re designed for daytime playing spaces than day beds.
While Joovy Room is more expensive than TotBloc, but it comes with cotton fitted padding. Most reviewers prefer TotBloc for the affordable price and attached toys
“Plastic playpen is the new version of playpen”
Hard or metal gates are known as playpen, but not these days. The plastic playpen is a newer version. It’s made of hallow but hard plastic pieces that can simply be put together to make a little room. Friendly Toys Little Playzone is an interesting model. It brings not only safe place but also entertainment room for baby –toy, music, and light to stop baby in his play zone with no tears.
Another impressed model is Fortella Cloud Castle Foldable Playpen. It brings you a large playground. From our researches this is the biggest playpen available on the market–it let 2-3 babies or baby and his parents inside.