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Pack N Plays

Many parents rave about the Pack N Play, citing it as being one of the most useful pieces of baby furniture. Pack N Plays are very versatile, with many of them having a wide variety of features to help make caring for your baby easier. Did you know that some Pack N Plays also come with an audio system, which can play soothing music to help your baby fall asleep? Here’s a quick guide to help familiarize you with some of the features that may be included in a Pack N Play.

Pack N Play Features

The included features in a Pack N Play station can vary depending on the company’s specific design. Some Pack N Plays have a wide variety of features, while other favor a more simpler design. Here are a few of the features that may be included in a Pack N Play:

Soft Fabrics
Since a baby’s skin is very sensitive, many Pack N Plays favor fabrics that are gentle against baby skin. These fabrics may even be hypoallergenic, or use only organic fibers. Soft fabrics are a great way to help prevent your baby’s skin from becoming irritated.

Storage Shelves/Compartments
Many Pack N Plays also have many little storage shelves and compartments. These compartments can be used for storing baby items, such as formula, blankets, spare clothing or diapers. In some cases, these shelves may also be accompanied by small drawers.

Ambient Music System
Some of the more advanced Pack N Play systems also include a built in audio system that can play ambient music for your baby. This may include nature sounds, classical music or soothing lullabies.

It’s thought that soft vibration may help to keep babies calm. Some Pack N Plays have a vibrating motor underneath the area where your baby can lay down and sleep.

Removable Bassinet
A Pack N Play with a removable bassinet is best for babies that are under 4 months of age, since a bassinet should not be used after this time. The bassinet can be easily removed from the Pack N Play, giving you more portability options.

Cloth Light Shield
Like many baby cradles, a Pack N Play will often have a cloth covering over the area where your baby’s head will be. This can help shield your baby from excessive light, and can also help enhance the “cocoon” feel of the Pack N Play.

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