I remember that I used to think that playpens were a bit cruel. I mean why do you need to trap your child…shouldn’t they be allowed to roam free as a bird and do as they please. Then I actually had a child and HA HA HA. Roam free? Really? With Izzy we used a sort of walker that didn’t move contraption which was great and we used it as a handy way to keep her in one place when I was making dinner or answering the door etc etc.
Now with Chloe we use an actual playpen. This fabric playpen from Lindam is a wonderful invention. Big enough to store all of Chloe’s little toys therefore avoiding too many standing/tripping on toy injuries and less clutter everywhere… Oh and it’s ideal for a peaceful 15 minutes here and there knowing that I don’t actually have to have eyes in the back of my head to check where she has walked off to. Yes she’s walking sturdily and climbing pretty quickly too already at just 10 months.
She has napped in it, played in it alone, played in it with Izzy and she is happy in there for short bursts of time which is just what we need it for. 20 minutes to get dinner sorted..15 minutes to reply to some emails or pop on a wash load. It can also be used as a room divider although we are yet to use it for this purpose – handy to know we have that option.
Don’t feel sorry for her, she’s not in it all day and she actually gets excited about going in!
I think this is an ideal option for busy parents ( so that’s all of us ) and a great product to help keep your child safe at all times.
The padded mat is machine washable and obviously comfy enough for sneaking in little naps.