Your search for the perfect playard with a bassinet is over! Upon receiving the box on my front porch, I couldn’t wait to get it put together. We had been searching for the pack-n-play that had all of the bells and whistles to make life a little easier for us. In all my research, I couldn’t find a better pack-n-play than the Chicco Lullaby Magic Playard. There were very few steps needed to put this bed together. All of the pieces arrived in the zip-up travel bag. The instructions were very simply to follow and were accompanied by clear illustrations.
The first thing I was pleased with was the overall color of the product. You never know from a picture on the internet what the true color is going to turn out to be. We planned to put this playard in our family room, so the color was very important to us. As we all know, there are some crazy colors and patterns out there, but we chose a neutral brown that goes with anything! It blends in nicely with our furniture which was a huge selling point.
Everything on this product snaps securely into place. There are two bins that snap onto the side to be used for diapers, wipes, creams, pacifiers, really anything you might need can be organized here for quick retrieval. The bins are small, but are just enough space for essentials. The bassinet insert unfolds easily from the travel bag and with one step it is securely installed into the top frame of the playard. The mattress is made with a soft fabric cover and has more cushion to it than other products we looked at in the store. Don’t get me wrong, the mattress is firm to meet safely standards, but a little softer than others. It is washable and so soft there’s really no need for a sheet! There are several products that offer a changing table attachment, however, this was the only playard we found where the changing table snaps into place on the playard, can be removed with the push of a button and stored on the side of the playard. This allows us to put the changing table up when needed and quickly store it so our baby can have full use of the bassinet. The changing table is very large and sturdy, and can be wiped clean or removed and machine washed. I would recommend putting a blanket down before changing your baby because the changing table’s plastic cover gets cold. Lastly, the mobile attachment is wonderful. It plays music, nature sounds, has a volume control and a night light. Also, the mobile easily swings out of the way when taking baby in and out of the bassinet. It does not have the vibration option offered by other products.
All in all, we are very pleased with this purchase. It fits in nicely with our decor and our lifestyle. Although it is a little pricey, it is worth the convenience. The travel bag is a bit bulky with everything packed away in it, but I guess any sturdy product would be heavy! This playard is a must for anyone that travels or simply wants a quality-built, neutral playard.
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