(Closed) Is a Pack and Play really necessary?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

kellynn323:  We didn’t have one. My son napped in a Mamaroo and slept in a co-sleeper by our bed until we transitioned him to his crib at 4 months. It worked out fine for us.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Laurel Rock Farms, PA

We used our pack and play a TON!  Plus it’s wonderful to just take outside to keep them off the grass.  If you dont mind 2nd hand items check craigslist or put posts on facebook, yard sales etc.  Good Luck!

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We bring ours to our parents houses when they babysit and when we go on short trips out of town. 

I personally would not not use a pack n play as a crib (Except when traveling). 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee

P&P are awesome in the summer at bbqs and such. Never had much use for one in the house. I didn’t realize so many people had a designated “diaper changing area”. I just grabbed that little one and changed it wherever – on my lap, on the bed, on the floor, on the couch, in the car…lol.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

kellynn323:  If I were you I would skip the crib and purchase the pack and play. The pack and play is great for easy storage and very portable to trips to grandma and grandpaps house. My son is a year old and still sleeps mostly in his pack and play. He sleeps in his crib for naps. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Fellow September mama and experienced nanny of babies.  Yes, they are useful.  Especially when baby is mobile to plop the, in for a bit to play independently or just when you need to go potty or something.  maybe even a used one just to have.  But I definitely used them.  

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I do think you need a crib though, the pack and play mattress isn’t the same at all… But I do plan to let my son sleep in the pack Nd play in our room some nights especially at first.

Post # 38
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Buzzing Beekeeper

The PNP is essential if you want to travel.  We often had to drive 8 hours to visit family and we brought it every time for her to sleep in.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We used one a lot when we visited people’s houses and DS was still napping a lot, like holidays when we might be somewhere for a few hours.  We would just set it up in a bedroom and he could still nap.  We also had it in the bedroom for the first few months until he was sleeping in his room/crib.

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