The pack and play consists generally of a (right) square or round surface, which in turn is surrounded by bars / grids. Sometimes, pack and play can be similar to cots, possess slip grid, which products can be removed and the child – at best under supervision – allow, leave the pack and play on your own or join can.
Pack and plays are among others also called walking school, since they actually mean a great support during independent hoisting, erecting and holding while running for the child. Therefore, it is important to adapt the growing mobility and size of the child with the height of the pack and play. The height of the grid must guarantee namely that the child unnoticed can not climb over or been injured while trying to do so.
Pack and play can be made of wood or plastic and fixedly attached to the base or be set up separately. They are available as a variant for the journey, as well as in combination with height adjustable shelves. Depending on the age of the child pack and play can be sheltered, mobile children’s and games room, it can be but usually move without major problems and take to where you currently a parent. This ensures that the child is always near and yet enjoys its own space, and its newly acquired skills always tried anew and thereby acquires a growing self-confidence.
Of course, the baby can also eat or drink in the pack and play, at least now and then. Insofar pack and play or the bottoms of the respective surfaces are easy to clean, yet not cold and slippery, eventually the child needs not only the maintenance of the rods when it pulls up, but also has on the ground have firm step. Pack and play can be equipped individually and thus delimit the actual nursery / cot, but simultaneously also provided with a positive cast, lest equating pack and play.
Why do I need a pack and play?
The pack and plays are useful aids to give the child a large piece of autonomy in learning crawling or walking, without there being danger of falling down things like CDs, books, vases, etc. Because the child tends always to pull himself up on furniture or other tangible just at or before the first steps. Because, of course, the pack and play is not yet fully able to assess risks of tilting chairs, tables or shelves or their content and the pack and play are so far very useful in that they exclude such risks completely and allow at the same time through the grid that the child pull alone and safely can stand.
For parents, the pack and play also mean a relief, the child may still be left unattended even for brief moments or much more even define its own space, in a way, define and acquire skills themselves, without, however, be present alone must. The pack and plays support the motor skills of the child and should be functional and safe in the first place. Especially, when you have two kids or visiting from other children, pack and play can also serve that children will engage together for a while, they can learn without mom or dad have for example help them when pulling up or running
Why pack and play should not be used, on the other hand equally important to mention. They should not be used as punishment or for keeping the child, so if the child cries, do not listen, you have to do something and the child sets (punishment) in the pack and play. Especially when children can not leave independently, inevitably creates a negative connotation and the playpen will be a really positive space rejected in the sense of a small, mobile game room in the future.
Regarding the cleaning you should, especially in metal and plastic, make sure that can make the pack and play thoroughly clean, remuneration and deposits should be washed machine washable or at least with hand washing and also in the size exactly match the dimensions of the pack and play to avoid gaps.
Finally, one should pay attention to stability and steadiness. This is above all to be considered as playpens are often loaded on one side, as soon as the child pulls on one side