9 Best Playpens For Babies

Playpen. Playspace. Nursery center. Playard. Ball pit. Pack ‘n’ play. These products have a few different names, but they all exist as a safe place for babies to hang out, nap and play. Whether a family is traveling, a parent is handling other responsibilities or a child just needs a secure spot, these come in very handy.

The ones below are all available on Amazon. They all come with lots of cool features. They all can be used in a variety of spaces. And they all have great reviews. If anyone is looking to purchase a playpen or looking for a gift for a baby shower, consider one of these!

9 Evenflo Versatile Play Space


The Evenflo Versatile Play Space can be used inside or out, as it has reversible legs on it; one side has stakes that can be put into the ground, while the other has non-scratch pads that won’t hurt or slide around on floors.

This durable enclosure provides over 18 square feet of space, and its hinges make it easy to set up, tear down and carry by the handle. Additionally, this item comes in three color options, gray, cream and multi, in case a family wants to try and match a baby’s nursery.

8 Regalo My Play Portable Playard


The Regalo My Play Portable Playard has a fold-and-go design that allows it to be put up and taken down in just seconds. There is also a carrying case with a strap that makes it portable.

This structure features six mesh walls and a nylon bottom, which adds protection for children and helps parents when cleaning it. Furthermore, there is an all-steel frame, there is reinforced stitching, and there is a safety lock, and this bright aqua playard is water-resistant, so it can be used inside or outside.

7 GrowthPic Baby Playpen


The GrowthPic Baby Playpen has six mesh panels that keep a child protected and cool, that are easy to clean and that allow parents to keep an eye on things. It is lightweight and features a sturdy base, rounded corners, safety-lock joints and an inward leaning angle that helps keep it standing upright.

Additionally, this playpen has anti-skid pads and waterproof fabric, allowing it to be used in a variety of spaces. Whether this is used at home or on the go, it provides a safe and fun place for children.

6 Baby Trend Resort Elite Nursery Center


The Baby Trend Resort Elite Nursery Center acts as a playpen, a crib and a changing station. In the Rock a Bye Bassinet, a baby can sleep under a canopy with two plush sheep toys, music and vibrations.

When the changing table portion of this center is not being used, it can flip away until it is needed again. This product also features a one-hand lock and a storage bag, to make it safer and portable. It is available in with pink polka dots, geometric shapes or blue chevron stripes, as well.

5 EWONDERWORLD 40” Kids Pop-Up Hexagon Ball Pit


The EWONDERWORLD 40” Kids Pop-Up Hexagon Ball Pit is an affordable and entertaining option that comes with a carrying bag. It is made out of non-toxic and lightweight materials and has mesh windows in it.

Using the twist technology, parents can easily set up, tear down and store away this playpen in seconds. The fun doesn’t stop there, though: This item, which comes in a rainbow or a dot print, can be filled with balls (which are purchased separately), too, allowing toddlers and older kids to have a blast.

4 Cosco Funsport Play Yard


The Cosco Funsport Play Yard is another choice that is built with mesh. This allows children inside to see out and parents to see in, as well. It offers a no-nonsense but very cute design (There are options that show off butterflies, flowers, shapes and more), and it can be set up or taken down in less than a minute.

This play yard comes with a bag, too, so it can be transported simply, and there are two wheels on one end of it, so it can be moved around quickly.

3 Summer Infant Pop 'N Play Deluxe Ultimate Playard


The Summer Infant Pop 'N Play Deluxe Ultimate Playard can be used inside or outside. It features a padded floor that is safe and comfy, and its folding frame comes fully assembled.

This freestanding playard’s main attraction is a canopy that helps to block harmful rays and that protects a child from outdoor elements. A zippered panel allows parents to access a baby easily and/or to create a cooler environment, as air can flow through the mesh. This portable item comes in green apple, aqua/gray and aqua sugar.

2 Delta Children LX Deluxe Portable Baby Play Yard


The Delta Children LX Deluxe Portable Baby Play Yard comes with several removable parts: There is a full-size bassinet, a changing table and a mobile that can be left on or taken down and stored away. The changing table has a waterproof surface that can be cleaned easily, and the mobile has plush toys hanging from it, to engage a baby and help with visual development.

Additionally, there is a storage compartment that can be added on to hold diapers, toys, bottles and other tools. This play yard is easy to assemble, comes with a carrying bag and has wheels that allow it to be moved from room to room.

1 Eocol Kids Ball Pit


The Eocol Kids Ball Pit simply pops open and then folds away flat, making using and storing it a breeze (especially since it also comes with a zippered carrying case). Its waterproof fabrics and steel frame mean that it can be used inside or outside, and the bright colors make this such a fun item.

Up to three kids can fit in here, and later on, balls can be added for even more entertainment, as there is a mini basketball goal on this pit, too. A play place like this can be used for years, promoting coordination and independence.

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