Preparing for baby is a long and exhausting process. You’d know this to be true if you’ve had one or two or if you’re at the end of your pregnancy and have spent the last few months getting ready for your new arrival. Preparing yourself mentally is one thing but let’s focus for a minute on preparing your babies material things. You’ve undoubtedly started to stockpile those diapers and wipes, found one or two fabulous outfits to bring him/her home in and might have even started to dream up ideas for the little ones nursery, which to a lot of parents is an essential part of preparing for the little one’s arrival.
Decorating the nursery never gets old. There are so many themes to choose from, so many different color schemes to experiment with. One of my favorite parts about decorating the nursery was picking out the furniture to match the colors/theme. It was easy to go overboard on the fun parts like those cute nightstands with the sweet character lamps and the coordinating rocking chair, but I have to say that the hardest part was knowing which crib to choose. Cribs were the worst! Not only were there so many different types of wood to choose from but then you had convertible cribs, single cribs, the kinds with the drawers underneath and even the ones with the nifty changing table built in.
It was an exhausting process and I know I’m not alone in thinking so. Luckily though, there’s the Washable playard with Dream Centre from Ingenuity by Bright Starts. Not your traditional crib by any means, this wonderful playard is a great alternative to other more permanent nursery sleeper options and has many of the same features Mom’s love in today’s crib models.
I recently had the pleasure of trying this playard out that I received for review with my godson. He’s almost too big for the playard, but he’s so gosh darn cute that I knew he would make the perfect model for this post. We use it when I watch him during the week and it has definitely come in handy when I need to multitask around my home, while keeping an eye on him. The playard is easy to install and the instructions included in the box are very simple to understand. It only took me about 10 minutes to set up and best of all no tools are needed.
Totally portable and lightweight, the playard can go just about anywhere you go with its OneLessStep feature. Whether you’re going to the beach for some fun in the sun or just want to have baby close by while you catch up on a week’s worth of missed episodes in the family room you can feel confident in knowing you aren’t risking injury or displacing the included bassinet while trying to transport the playard to the desired location.
One thing in particular that is one of my favorite features with this product is that, like its name, is 100% washable. Other playards get so dirty overtime due to lack of use, copious amounts of your little ones drool, and dirt picked up from who-knows-where and I’m not the only person who has ever lamented the unwashable design of playards past. The fabrics of the Washable playard however are as easy as 1,2,3 to clean, making the wash process almost effortless with its nifty zippered design. Say goodbye to that unsanitary, unsightly grime for good!
Now, onto the features I mentioned earlier. The washable playard is appropriate for several of your little ones growth stages. The Dream Centre bassinet is the perfect nest for your newborn to rest in and when they’re older you can simply remove that feature and use it as you would any other playard. Another great feature this particular playard boasts is the elevated changing table that makes changing those soggy diapers is incredibly convenient for Mama and baby and is one of my favorites. You just can’t go wrong with a changing table, Mama’s.
In fact you just can’t go wrong with choosing the Washable Playard with Dream Centre, period. From the handy storage bag for all of baby’s day to day necessities to its lightweight design there isn’t anything lacking in this lovely, must-have playard from Ingenuity by Bright Starts.
The storage on the side is a welcome change from tray storage that a lot of playards have. I was able to store diapers, wipes, toys, towel, bibs and a few other odds and ends with room for more.
Although I wasn’t able to get the full use out of the bassinet and changing station since my godson is pushing close to the size and weight limits for both features, I do find the playard to be worth the investment. I just suggest using it with newborns because they will grow out of it fast.
To learn more about the Ingenuity Washable Playard and other products, please visit the Ingenuity Website.
The Ingenuity Washable Playard with Dream Centre can be purchased at Walmart for $119.98.
I received a complimentary Ingenuity Washable Playard with Dream Centre to help facilitate the writing of this post. All opinions and views are my own.