Playards to keep your baby or toddler happy and safe

These pack-and-play sets offer not-so-wide open spaces for your little ones.

parent and child using playard
A place to play.Amazon

New parents are always reluctant to let go of their little ones. But let us assure you there will come a time when both you and baby need your space and these playards are the perfect place to let baby have some not-so-free time. Playards give baby a chance to learn the ropes, test out their first steps, play independently and explore without their parents assisting every movement. These playards offer unique benefits compared to their competitors.

Summer Pop ‘n Play Ultimate Playard
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The Summer Infant Pop ‘n Play offers 14 feet for 6-24-month-olds to get some me time. A water-resistant floor, 12-pound compactable frame, and a removable canopy make this easy to set up on your next outdoor picnic or inside on a rainy day. The frame is tough and can support your little one when they decide to stand.

Regalo My Play Deluxe Extra Large Portable Play Yard
Grab and go.Amazon

This Regalo My Play Deluxe portable play area is designed for portability easy setup. You get a five-foot hexagon of baby play-space with a removable and machine-washable mattress lining, which makes for easy clean up following spontaneous spit-ups and bottle spills. The clear mesh lining allows for parents to watch their toddler carefully while a small floor-level entrance allows for baby to crawl on in at will.

BABYBJORN Travel crib light
Chic and sleek.Amazon

If you want your kid to play and nap in style, this BABYBJORN is a must-have. While labeled a crib, parents attest to its usefulness as a pack-and-play. With a swing-open setup, 13-pound frame, and a design that keeps baby safe and snug even when standing, it’s easy to see why. A thick and soft mattress adds extra padding and is easily removed for cleaning.