Pack N Plays: used for a wide variety of uses such as playpen, co-sleeper, travel crib, place-to-set-down-kid-safely, etc. Moms like myself swear by pack n' plays- almost anyone you ask believe this is a "must-have" for any baby registry or household. However, with life being so hectic with one or more children, the last thing I need is a complicated baby device that demands my full attention and both hands to assemble- we all need simplicity, right??
Here are two AMAZING play yards that I've personally owned myself after TONS of research that will assist all young babies & toddlers to sleep through the night AND ship for free (click on the names):
#1: Nuna Sena: For $249, this is a no-brainer. Made by a company out of Sweden, the Nuna Sena play yard comes in neutral colors and a sleek design, and has 100% organic sheet which is a huge plus. The Sena boasts a one-handed set-up and take-down w/detachable bassinet and weighs 25 lbs. For frequent travelers this also comes in a mini size ($179) perfect for babies up to 18 months old. LOVE LOVE LOVE. The Nuna Sena (full size) is my current pack n' play for travel & and independent play time while I shower (ha!).
#2: 4moms Breeze: I love 4moms and their innovative product line for babies, which is why as a new Mom I just had to have this! The 4Moms Breeze play yard will run you a little more than the Nuna Sena at $299, however it also boasts a one-handed set-up which is so key in a busy household. Weighing 35 lbs can make it slightly more difficult to travel with, but the Breeze does have a little more wiggle/roll room for baby than other pack n' plays out there. 4Moms made this Breeze play yard super easy to store with it's own bag and perfect for newborn naps and co-sleeping with it's sturdy bassinet attachment.