When my daughter grew up and began to stand on her own legs at the side of the bed, we realized that we needed a playpen. My baby loves to be in the company, and our bed is located in the bedroom – and this is the farthest room. Therefore, she categorically refused to sit there alone and play alone with toys. Well, this is clear, with mom it is always more fun. So I went to the store to buy a playpen baby, to put it in the hall.
When I went to the store, I imagined the playpen in the form of a bottom, a handrail and a grid on the sides – everything is simple and clear. But it turns out that progress has gone far and today there is a fairly large selection of different variations in stores. What I saw as a result.
There are folding models – they are very light, compact, and they can be transported from place to place if desired. But I did not like their bottom – it is made of small boards, which are placed in a lightweight mattress. Under this mattress immediately comes the net and the legs of the arena, which are located crosswise.
My daughter loves to pull up the blankets, and I decided that she would definitely climb under this mattress too. And there, in fact, nothing, and you can really get hurt about the iron legs. Personally, I thought so, and I refused this option, although I would also take him to the country without any problems.
Then I saw a playpen, which can also be used as a crib for a baby. It has a special nozzle on which the child can be put to bed. In fact, two in one. But such a playpen is intended only for the sleep of the youngest children, and we were already 6 months old, and it seemed too late to buy it. In addition, we have a wonderful bed have a daughter. In the end, I also refused this model.
Then the arenas were incredibly beautiful, with all sorts of developmental things, but the price, I tell you, scared me a little. I did not plan that my daughter would always sit in it, so I refused from such expenses too.
Well, finally, I found my ideal – a simple playpen, with a hard bottom, which is upholstered in soft fabric. On the sides, it is covered with a net that protects the baby when it falls from bruises, for example, against the wall. Here, too, there are a variety of variations – round, oval, square, rectangular, angular.
I decided to take the corner playpen – it is the largest, and in our apartment just one corner was free under it. Such an arena, of course, is a bit heavy, but it was easily formed and turned out to be very compact.
Playpen – my magic wand
The playpen I chose came in handy. Today, my daughter can play in it for 20 minutes, and I calmly do my own business at this time. In addition, it is improved in it in walking along the side, and now we do it great. In general, I was very satisfied with my choice. And, despite my simplicity, today I understand that we didn’t need anymore. Do you have a playpen at home?