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The Graco Pack n Play Is An Amazon Best Seller

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

Choosing The Right Play Yard For Your Infant

The Graco pack n play jumped out at us when we began to review the available baby play yard
choices on Amazon. What, we wondered could bring over 500 busy parents back to Amazon to leave comments about a pack and play item? At the time of writing this review there were over 550 reviews with 542 four and five star positive comments.

As you would expect with any item designed for infants, some parents will find features not to their liking. However there were only 4 one star and 2 two star negative reviews which seems amazing considering an item with over 500 total reviews.

Parents Do Not Always Agree On Play Yard Size

Happy Infant In The Pack n Play Play Yard
It is always a good idea to read through both the positive and negative comments to look for any serious faults especially when dealing with infant products. For instance we found that some customers loved the size of the Graco TotBloc Pack n Play Playard, it is 38" square, while a few others complained it was too small.

Most customers appreciated how easy it was to set up and take down commenting that it was only necessary to remove it from the box and with a few quick movements it was fully assembled. A few others complained that it was difficult to fold or move about. This is why you need to read the comments to determine if a complaint was based on a particular customers experience or if there might be a genuine fault.

From some of the comments both positive and negative, it would appear that while most infants are comfortable in this graco pack and play unit, a few seem to react badly when placed inside. It is impossible to determine why this occurs but we felt we should mention this potential issue.

Some Concerns About The Grayco Pack n Play Mattress

One complaint that would seem to have merit is the construction of the Pack n Play mattress. Some customers would like to be able to toss it in a wash machine for easy cleaning but discovered that this is not possible. A few mentioned that the pad cover was rather rough. We noticed that many who had purchased this pack and play had also purchased a fitted sheet made especially for this model.
100% Cotton Fitted Sheets For The Grayco Pack n Play

These sheets are made from 100% cotton and are fitted to the square pad. Be sure to choose the proper sheet if you decide to purchase one because some Graco Pack n Play units are rectangle and not square.

This Greyco Pack n Play is rated for infants up to 3 years old while many other units are only rated for infants up to 2 years. This decision alone appears to be one of the most popular reasons for choosing this pack and play.

Because this pack n play baby playard is designed to be moved about and carried easily to alternate destinations it comes with a handy carry bag. Many parents who have pur
Pack n Play Carry Bag
chased Greyco products in the past and have been happy with them, which is why they purchased a Greyco product again, mentioned that the carry bag with this unit did not seem to be as well made as those that came with earlier models. While this most likely would not be a sufficient reason to decide against this model, it again is something that you will notice if you spend some time reading the Amazon customer reviews.

Raising an infant through it's first 2 or 3 years can be a source of unlimited joy and wonder. However it is probably one of the most stressful periods any parent will endure. Make intelligent choices for all of the items necessary while raising children  can be difficult.
Graco TotBloc Pack 'N Play Playard with Carry Bag

Amazon offers you a terrific research venue with their customer comments both pro and con. While searching for products such as the  Graco TotBloc Pack N Play Playard or any other model of Grayco pack n play or other manufacturer's units you can use these comments to help you make the best choice for your situation. Reading about the experiences of other parents not only helps you find the best products but you can also find lots of tips and advice that these parents share in their customer comments.


Feb 13, 2012 10:12pm
My daughter had a Graco Pack 'N Play back in 1995. It went everywhere with us! We also used it for our twins. We eventually gave it to a friend of my moms who babysat her grandchild. It is a quality item!
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