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Infants and ToddlersSelecting the Ideal Baby Playpen
Once your baby starts exploring their surroundings by crawling or rolling, I can almost guarantee that you will be at the store, looking for a play yard. Play yards and play pens are great, as they offer your baby the freedom to roam to a certain extent on their own, while allowing you to sit/cook/clean/rest! Here's a guide to help you choose the perfect play yard for you and your little one.
If you asked a parent what is the one piece of baby equipment they might hate to do without, it would most probably be their baby play yards. Often referred to as a playards or baby playpens, the majority of mums & dads own one and love the freedom and peace of mind it brings them.
Portability : Will you need a play yard that may be packed for simple travelling or do you like a more roomy one that is meant to stay in one place. You could like one with rollers to make it simpler to move around the home.
If you are selecting a smaller playpen you may like one of the makes that come with a lift-out bassinet included. A bassinet is a snug bed for the youngster which is placed inside the playpen. It is a beautifully secure spot for baby to nap. Bassinets are sometimes used for babes below six months old.
You may like the thought of having a changing station. This is an additional option found on some designs of playpens. This changing station locates on top of the playpen to be used when baby desires his diaper changing and is simply removed when not in use.
If you plan on letting baby breathe in clean air by rolling her play yard outside often, you must look into purchasing one of the models that come with a parasol cover that may offer shade and sunshine protection for your tiny dear.
Please don't make the error of believing it's ok to leave your child in her baby play yard while you go off leaving her unattended. You do still need to be near in case they get into any difficulties. Ensure the mesh side panels are made from material with holes no larger than inch to stop baby getting caught up. If purchasing an older type wooden playpen with slatted wooden sides, make certain that the slats are not any more than 2 ˝ inches apart.