When we found out we were expecting last year, I knew that a Pack 'n Play was a must have on our list. It had been awhile since we had a baby in the house, however, so I had no idea how Pack 'n Plays had changed over the years and that there was such a huge selection to choose from now. They were really basic when we first started having kids 13 years ago! Graco literally offers Pack 'n Plays in every shape, size and color now. You can go for basic or completely over the top depending on what you are looking for and needing. We ultimately went for one that had everything we needed all in one. It's a spacious play yard that comes with a bassinet, changing table and a removable bouncy seat. What more could you ask for? What I quickly learned, however, was that I didn't like to take it up and down and I didn't like to move it around. With 5 kids, I just don't have that kind of time. Our Pack 'n Play is permanently set up in our den where I use it more than any other baby product in the house and I absolutely LOVE it and do not regret our decision for that playard for a minute but it's just not practical for me to take on the go. With both of our parents living pretty good distances away, we travel a lot and we recently realized that we need something much more compact and basic for travel. Something that easily goes up and down, doesn't take up a lot of room and can be easily moved from one room to another. What we needed was the Graco Nimble Nook Pack 'n Play.
The Nimble Nook Pack 'n Play is perfect for families on the go or families who don't have a lot of extra space. The slim, lightweight design with integrated wheels makes it perfect whether you are just moving it room to room or you are taking it out of the house. This has been such a lifesaver for us! I love being able to keep Adalynn close no matter what I am doing in the house. If I need free hands while cooking dinner, I can pull it into the kitchen. If I am folding and putting away laundry, I can effortlessly bring it into our bedroom. If we want to pack up at the last minute and take off to one of our parents houses for the weekend, it can be folded up and ready to go in a matter of minutes. We can even easily move it to the patio when we want to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It truly is exactly what we needed!
The best part about this Pack 'n Play is that it still has awesome features even though it's small. For less than $100, you are getting a perfect resting or playing spot for your little one. It has a bassinet that can be used for a baby up to 15 pounds (we are pushing that right now so we won't be using this feature much longer!) and the bassinet has a built-in two-speed vibration making it a great soothing spot for your baby. I really wish we had gotten this before Addy was born because it's perfect for a newborn. After the bassinet comes out, the playard is wider at the bottom so it gives bigger babies/toddlers more space to sleep and play. It's recommended from newborn up to around 35" tall or when your child is able to climb out.
Even with all of these great features, it still folds up and takes up less room than any other Pack 'n Play we have seen. If you live in a smaller house or apartment, this would be a great choice. Being a family of 7, we don't have a lot of room to take along extra gear when we are traveling so this is wonderful for us. We HIGHLY recommend the Nimble Nook Pack 'n Play from Graco!
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