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August 12, 2022 4 min read

Guide To Choosing The Best Portable Baby Playpen

Portable Baby Playpens are no less than a blessing for infants’ or toddlers’ parents. Keeping your tiny mischievous humans sit or stand still can be daunting. As Infants, they love to roll around, and in a blink of an eye, you will find them crawling or walking around. And once they learn to walk, no one can stop them from running, jumping, and playing around. 

However, their dynamic behavior can land them in household hazards, and they can harm themselves. But, at the same time, it is not easy for you, as parents, to keep an eye on your children all the time. So, what can you do? This is when a baby playpen comes to your rescue.  

Baby playpen or play yards are babyproof and gives your child a safe and portable space where they can lay down, rest, sit or play around safely.  They are also very helpful on vacations when you travel with your kids. 

Many types ofbaby playpens are available on the market, but choosing the best one for your child can be challenging. In this article, we will dig deeper into buying the best portable baby playpen so that you know exactly what factors to consider to choose the best for your baby.

The Factors To Consider While Buying A Baby Playpen

1. Size 

The foremost and one of the most important factors when choosing the playpen for your baby is the size. The smaller size of playpens can be fine when they are small, but as they grow up so quickly, you will find that they have outgrown the playpen. Also, toddlers are very active and need a good amount of space to play. So, it is better to have a spacious playpen for your baby that can also allow you to climb in when needed. 

Moreover, you also need to check how much space it takes when folded up, as you might need to take it along with you on trips or vacations. The size and shape of the playpen should be manageable to be carried along with the other luggage. 

2. Weight 

This is also one of the important factors to consider when buying a baby playpen. Many playpens are set up as a standing wall only and do not come with floors, so they do not have a weight limit barrier. But some designs come with integrated floors, so you need to check if the floor can withstand the weight of your baby or not. 

3. Height or Climbability

Children do not love to sit still, and we all know that. So, it’s important that you check the playpen's height so the child can not escape or climb out of it. The playpen should be according to the height of your child. It should not be too short as it will increase the risk of the baby falling out of the playpen.

4. Easy to Assemble

You would not like spending hours just assembling the baby playpen. It should be compact when folded, portable, and easy to disassemble and reassemble. It will save you a lot of time when you need to move the playpen to another area or when you need to carry it outdoors.

5. Material

Material is also one important aspect when buying a baby playpen. They come in various materials, including plastic, wood, and mesh. You need to pay special attention to the playpen material and its construction. The material should be baby friendly and should be strong and durable so that it can last a long time. The material should be free from harmful chemicals. 

Our Recommendations For Best Baby Safety Playpens You Can Get With AU Choice

1. 3-In-1 Super Wide Adjustable Baby Safety Gate and Play Yard Pet Playpen

Adjustable Baby Safety Gate and Play Yard Pet Playpen

This is one of our best playpens to keep your child safe and secure. It has asuper wide gate and play area. You canset it up in a variety of shapes and sizes. Use it as a stand-alone frame, fireplace guard, gate enclosure, or stairway barrier to keep wee ones in child-proofed rooms. Position the full yard in whatever shape best fits your child's needs and the size of the space. It is appropriate for set-up both indoors and outdoors. 

Features That Make This Playpen A Distinctive Piece

  • Easy Assembly: It can convert from a super wide gate to a play yard. No tools are required; quick and easy assembly.
  • Configurable: Each panel can be adjusted to fit almost any opening. Great for wide spaces, angled openings, hallway, doorway, or bottom of stairs. Folds flat for storage.
  • Great safety. Designed with a walk-through door with a safety locking feature. Wall mounted for added security and protection.
  • PVC-Free Design: Smooth bars and a PVC-free design provide extra reassurance that babies and toddlers enjoy a safe experience.
  • Multiple Usage: It is suitable for children up to 24 months and great for pets too

Clickhere to buy this 3-in-1 baby playpen. 

2. Foldable Baby Playpen Kids Safety Play Centre Interactive Toddler Play Room - Donut Theme

Foldable Baby Playpen Kids Safety Play Centre

This playpen comes in handy, giving you complete peace of mind when your baby happily plays in a safe and secure environment. Being perfectly portable, you can move it around, so you're free to get on with other things while keeping your baby near you. Amazingly designed on the donut theme, your kid will surely love this portable playpen. Moreover, you have the option to purchase it with the mat if needed, or you can get only the pen.

Features Of This Playpen: 

  • Safe and durable HDPE (BPA-free) material
  • Interactive game panel
  • Foldable design for easy movement and storage
  • Can create various shapes and sizes
  • Smooth finish
  • Non-slip base connectors
  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • A double safety lock on the outside of the door prevents the child from opening the door
  • Mat is double-sided and water-proof

Click here to buy this donut theme playpen.  

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