Best Graco Pack ‘n Play with Bassinet

 

5 Best Graco Pack' n Play with Bassinet

 

Best Graco Pack ‘n Play with Bassinet

A good Pack ‘n Play is an indispensable part of baby’s equipment. In addition to being able to replace the classic wooden crib, it can offer you other functionalities in a reasonable price range. The best Graco Pack ‘n Play with bassinet has everything you can imagine. You can use it as a sleeping place or as a safe environment for play. It can be an everyday crib, a secondary crib or even a travel crib for your baby. It is a safe place for a newborn, to the infant, to the toddler age.

 

Before you start looking for the best Graco’s Pack ‘n Play, think about what type you want. We can divide them into two larger groups:

  1. care station Playards
  2. traditional Pack ‘N Plays

 

By clicking on the picture below, you can jump directly on your preferred type and find the best Graco Playard in its group right away:

Best Graco Pack' n Play with Bassinet - best care station Playards

Best Graco Pack' n Play with Bassinet - Best traditional Pack 'n Play

 

Both types are portable, with approximately the same overall size. The biggest difference are additional features for newborns that a care station can offer to your little bundle of joy.

Personally, I would not decide for a Pack ‘n Play without a bassinet. But don’t confound a full-size bassinet with a newborn napper (newborn bassinet). While you can use a full-size bassinet until your baby reaches 15 pounds, is a newborn napper useful only for the first three months of baby’s life.

 

Of course, there is a difference in price as well. Traditional Pack ‘n Plays cost less than care station playards:

fewer features – cheaper price.

 

 

The best Graco’s care station Playards

    1. Best newborn seat: Graco Pack ‘n Play Quick Connect Portable Bouncer with Bassinet
    2. Best price: Playard with newborn napper station DLX
    3. Best newborn napper: Nearby Napper with portable infant bassinet

 

Graco Pack ‘n Play Quick Connect Portable Bouncer with Bassinet

 

Best Graco Pack 'n Play with bassinet and bouncer

 

THE GOOD:

  • it is easy to set it up
  • easy folding
  • airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation
  • removable seat and bouncer with vibrations
  • a canopy on a portable seat
  • infant full-size bassinet
  • soft light to check up your sleeping baby
  • large changing station
  • it grows with your child
  • good airflow through the crib

THE BED:

  • honestly, we didn’t find any problems

 

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Graco Pack ‘n Play Quick Connect has everything you can imagine. It grows with your child and offers the best to your newborn, infant, and toddler.

We were truly amazed by the number of features that a single playard can offer you. But, what I love the most on this Pack’ n Play is its portable seat. That is a specially designed infant seat, which is portable by itself.

So, the newborn seat is removable and can be used in and out of the Playard. Having free hands and still have a baby close at all times was never easier. Although the Pack ‘n Play is portable, for the first months there is absolutely no need to transport the whole unit around the house.

Just detach the portable seat and take it with you. Your baby is perfectly safe in the soothing seat, without you constantly looking and checking on him.

It also features a cozy fabric, a light-shielding canopy, and a three-point harness for extra security. And that is not everything! For babies, up to 18 pounds, the seat also doubles as a bouncer with two-speed vibration to soothe and relax your little one.

Let’s look other, more “common” Pack’ n Plays features. Graco Pack ‘n Play Quick Connect includes a built-in organizer and a large changing station for babies up to 30 pounds. Besides the portable seat for your newborn, you get a comfortable infant bassinet as well.

The full-size infant bassinet hangs on the sides of the Pack ‘n Play and takes its entire inner surface. This allows you to have your newborn in the higher position. There will be no need to leaning over the rail while trying to put your sleeping infant in the crib. When your baby outgrows the bassinet, you can easily remove it and store it until another use.

 

Graco Pack ‘n Play Quick Connect Portable Bouncer with Bassinet SPECIFICATIONS

Measurements and Weight:

  • assembled crib dimensions: 34 inches (H) x 28.5 inches (W) x 40 inches (D)
  • collapsed dimensions: 34.0 inches (H) x 10.25 inches (W) x 9.5 inches (D)
  • weight: 32 pounds

Child size restrictions:

  • Bouncer (outside the playard): for infants under 18 pounds
  • Bassinet: for babies under 15 pounds, and unable to push up on hands and knees
  • Changing table: for babies under 30 pounds
  • Playard: for children under 35 inches tall, or until they are able to climb out

 

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Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard with Newborn Napper station DLX

 

Best Graco Pack' n Play with Bassinet - Playard with newborn napper station

 

THE GOOD:

  • closing is quick and hassle-free
  • simple to pack it up
  • cozy newborn napper for babies under 3 months
  • newborn napper features a canopy which shields your baby from bright lights
  • full-size bassinet
  • airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation
  • built-in shelves
  • extra large and sturdy changing table
  • soft songs and vibration
  • affordable price
  • travel bag

THE BAD:

  • the napper and changing table can’t be used outside of the unit

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Yes, Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with newborn napper station doesn’t have a removable bouncer, but it has more than most Playards on the market. And lack of portable seat doesn’t mean this one doesn’t have additional parts for newborns. As you will see, it has everything.

We love the fact that this Pack ‘n Play features everything you need, for an affordable price. It is designed to grow with your child, from newborn to infant and toddler. Versatile use, durability, and long use, combined with a low price, give this crib a really high value.

As I already mentioned at the beginning, it’s a perfect choice for newborns as well.

Its unique feature is definitely a newborn napper. The napper is coated with soft micro-fleece fabric and sits securely on the top of the Playard. A newborn really does feel like he is sleeping in the cozy nest.

On the top of the crib, beside a newborn napper is a detachable changing station. It is big for this type of Pack ‘n Play, and you can use it until your baby reaches 30 pounds.

When your baby outgrows the napper, you can remove it and use an elevated full-size bassinet at first. After that stage, you can easily remove the bassinet too, and start using the crib.

If you can’t be without electronic accessories, I have great news for you. This Graco Pack ‘n Play contain an electronic module with 5 classical songs, 5 soothing nature sounds, 2-speed vibration in napper and bassinet and an auto shut-off timer. Hooray!

 

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Newborn Napper station DLX SPECIFICATIONS

Measurements and Weight:

  • assembled crib dimensions: 32.6 inches (H) x 15.39 inches (W) x 11.46 inches (D)
  • collapsed dimensions: 33.25 inches (H) x 28.5 inches (W) x 40 inches (D)
  • weight: 32.16 pounds

Child size restrictions:

  • Newborn napper: for infants under 3 months of age, or until they are unable to roll over
  • Full-size bassinet: for babies under 15 pounds, and unable to push up on hands and knees
  • Changing table: for babies under 30 pounds
  • Playard: for children under 35 inches tall, or until they are able to climb out

 

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Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Nearby Napper with Portable Infant Bassinet

 

Best Graco Pack' n Play with Bassinet - Playard Nearby Napper with Portable Infant Bassinett

 

THE GOOD:

  • it grows with your child
  • full-size bassinet
  • a removable newborn napper with lots of additional features
  • a big changing station
  • it is very easy to set it up
  • easy collapsing
  • wheels on one side
  • airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation
  • soft songs and vibration
  • affordable price
  • travel bag

THE BAD:

  • some parents had difficulties with assembling the product

 

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The feature that is unique for Graco Pack ‘n Play nearby napper Playard is its newborn station. Of course, Graco didn’t stay just with napper, as they added as many features as they could pack in that little, cozy place.

First of all, it is reversible. On the one side is inclined napper, and on another, you have flat, nest-like bassinet. And second, you can use it in or out of the playard. Isn’t that great? They really thought on everything.

If you are still not convinced… When using a newborn bassinet outside the playard, you can transform the napper into a portable rocker. Of course, you can lock the rocker and use it as a steady bassinet as well.

And I am not finished yet! The napper also contains an automatic crib mobile with hanging toys and two-speed vibration. When you stop using the napper, you can attach the crib mobile into one side of the Pack ‘n Play.

What about other features?

  1. Pack ‘n Play grows with your child, from newborn to the infant, to toddler.
  2. It features a big changing table and integrated storage.
  3. Pack ‘n Play had a nightlight and a musical box with soothing music and natural sounds.
  4. The same as all Graco’s playards it has a push-button fold which makes closing it quick and hassle-free.

 

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Nearby Napper Portable Infant Bassinet SPECIFICATIONS

Measurements and Weight:

  • assembled crib dimensions: 48 inches (H) x 47 inches (W) x 31.5 inches (D)
  • collapsed dimensions: 33 inches (H) x 10.5 inches (W) x 10.5 inches (D)
  • weight: 38.23 pounds

Child size restrictions:

    • Newborn napper: for infants under 3 months of age and unable to roll over
    • Full-size bassinet: for babies under 15 pounds, and unable to push up on hands and knees
    • Changing table: for babies under 30 pounds
    • Playard: for children under 35 inches tall, or until they are able to climb out

 

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The Best Traditional Pack ‘n Play with Bassinet

  1. The cheapest choice: Graco Pack ‘n Play on the go Playard
  2. similar to care station, with the price of traditional playard: Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with reversible napper and changer LX

 

Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard

 

Best Graco Pack' n Play with Bassinet - Graco On the Go Playard

 

THE GOOD:

  • grows with your child
  • wide color selection
  • a full-size bassinet
  • easy to set up
  • easy folding
  • cheap price
  • arch with hanging toys
  • travel bag
  • airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation

THE BAD:

  • hanging toys could be little more interesting and colorful
  • it has only a little storage pocket on the side

 

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With multiple color choices, affordable price, and all basic features, this one is not just the best basic Graco’s traditional playard, but one of the best models on the market too.

We love the simplicity of this model. It has all the basic features you need at home or on the go.

A removable full-size bassinet will provide a safe and comfortable sleeping place for your newborn. Later you can use it as a sleeping place for your toddler or a safe place to play.

And yes, actually, it has an additional feature, a removable arch with hanging toys.

Folding is hassle-free, with a push button, the same as all Graco’s Pack ‘n Plays. You get the travel bag beside the crib, and you can put everything into it without any problems.

 

Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard SPECIFICATIONS

Measurements and Weight:

  • assembled crib dimensions: 29.0 inches (H) x 28.25 inches (W) x 39.5 inches (D)
  • collapsed dimensions: 27.0 inches (H) x 10.0 inches (W) x 10.0 inches (D)
  • weight: 20.9 pounds

Child size restrictions:

  • Full-size bassinet: for babies under 15 pounds, or unable to push up on hands and knees
  • as a Playard: for children under 35 inches tall, or until they are able to climb out

 

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Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer LX

 

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer LX

 

THE GOOD:

  • good value for the money
  • two-in-one napper and changing table
  • easy to collapse
  • easy to set up
  • full-size bassinet
  • grows with your child
  • airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation
  • travel bag
  • additional storage

THE BAD:

  • storage pockets are small
  • you can’t use newborn napper outside of the Pack ‘N Play

 

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This one belongs to the traditional Pack ‘N Plays, but its features are almost the same to care station playards. And I love the fact, that the price is similar to the first one as well.

If you want a care station, but you are limited by budget, we strongly recommend you think about this model.

It doesn’t have separately placed changing station and newborn napper, but it has something else. The newborn napper is carefully designed as a combination of cozy napper for your newborn and a diaper changer, all in one.

How is this possible? The unit is reversible, with a smart two-in-one design. It sits securely on the top of the playard and with a push on a locking button easily transition from a napper into a changer.

Of course, this Pack ‘n Play contains a full-size bassinet as well. After your baby reaches 15 pounds or starts to roll over, you can easily remove it, and store it until another use.

Additional features that might be interesting to you are:

  1. it has wheels
  2. little integrated storage pockets
  3. a removable arch with hanging toys

 

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer LX SPECIFICATIONS

Measurements and Weight:

  • assembled crib dimensions: 33.25 inches (H) x 28.5 inches (W) x 40.0 inches (D)
  • collapsed dimensions: 33.25 inches (H) x 10.5 inches (W) x 9.25 inches (D)
  • weight: 25.75 pounds

Child size restrictions:

  • newborn napper: under 3 months and unable to roll over
  • as a changing table: until baby’s 15 pounds
  • full-size bassinet: for babies under 15 pounds, and unable to push up on hands and knees
  • Playard: for children under 35 inches tall, or until they are able to climb out

 

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Pack ‘n Play with bassinet, yes or no?

We definitely recommend it to you, as it can significantly simplify your life. If you do not decide on the one with the newborn bassinet, a traditional Pack’ n play is still a useful addition to your family.

Over the years travel beds and/or Pack ‘n Plays have progressed a lot. With additional features, parents and their babies gain much more than just a sleeping space. Beside a sleeping space, Pack’ n Play can offer you a changing place, bassinet for newborn, additional storage, and a safe play area for your child.

 


How we chose the best Graco Pack ‘n Play with bassinet?

With the help of numerous parents that already used Graco’s Pack ‘n Plays, we had got a list of their preferred models. We researched and evaluated them, and pick the best models for you.

PORTABILITY

For the portability we checked:

  1. how much space does the folded crib take
  2. whether the travel bag is included in the price
  3. how heavy is the crib
  4. if the travel mattress fits into the travel bag

FOLDING MECHANISM

What did we take into consideration?

  1. whether it is easy to fold the crib
  2. how fast can you collapse and set it up again

SAFETY

In order to determine if the crib is safe, we checked the following parameters:

  1. how sturdy is the Pack’ N Play
  2. if the crib meets all the required safety standards
  3. if there are any safety issues

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  1. does it have a newborn napper
  2. does it have a changing station
  3. is there any additional storage space on the crib
  4. do you get a crib mobile or an arch with toys

DESIGN

We evaluated:

  1. if the bed is available in sufficient quantity of different colors
  2. overall design

PRICE

We took into consideration the following things:

  1. if the crib’s value meet the price
  2. we compared the price with other Pack’ N Plays of the same type

General information about Pack ‘n Plays

 

The element that is equal to almost all pack’ n plays is a folding mechanism, similar to the folding of an umbrella. Folded Pack ‘n Play takes up little space. You can store it in the convenient carrying bag, and take it with you everywhere you go.

All Pack ‘n Plays come with an approximately 1-inch thick basic mattress. If baby sleeps on it occasionally, the mattress is OK. But I would choose a classic mattress for everyday use. It’s way more comfortable for the baby. Of course, you won’t travel with it, but it is a better choice if the baby sleeps in the Pack ‘n Play a lot of times at home.

As I already mentioned above, this type of portable crib has made a lot of progress in the last years. Now it can offer much more than just a place to sleep. And the best Graco Pack’ N Play with bassinet has everything you can imagine.

The first handy solution is a baby changing station that sits on the top of the frame making it even more useful. Additionally, there are also convenient storage areas for little items such as creams, powders, nappies and more. And of course the napper station and bassinet for the first months.

The bassinet is very handy for the whole family. It represents the safe and comfortable sleeping environment for your newborn, and it’s convenient for you. You don’t need to lean over the rail and place your sleeping newborn on the bottom of the crib.

The best Pack ‘n Plays often include toys for your little one as well. Some have crib mobiles, another an arch with hanging toys. Some bassinets have even a canopy that shields your baby from bright lights. With the newest Pack ‘n Plays you can really get everything you want.


Disadvantages of Pack ‘n Play

Compared to classic wooden cribs, Pack ‘n Plays have some noticeable drawbacks. First one is the bottom of the Pack ‘n Play. Because of the folding mechanism, Pack ‘n Play can’t have an open, airy base for the mattress. But they have airy mesh on all sides, to enable sufficient ventilation in the unit.

The second one is the sturdiness. It does not work as compact as a wooden crib, but this is only a visual effect and does not affect the safety of your child.


 

What we love the most with Graco is, that their products can surprise you over and over. For a reasonable price, everybody can get what he wants. On the first look, you might think their models are the same, but that is far from the truth.

Each product has its personal touch, which more or less differs it from the rest of Pack ‘n Plays. So I am confident one of these beautiful cribs will find a place in your home!


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