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Keep Your Child Safe and Entertained With Nursery Playpens

Young children are curious by nature and can easily get into dangerous situations by accident, even if you’ve only turned your back on them for a moment. A playpen can provide a safe space for them to explore away from potential hazards like heavy objects and electrical outlets. You can find a range of these handy items at affordable prices on eBay.

What types of playpens are available?

Select your nursery playpen carefully based on what you need it to do. Some playpens are intended to keep the child inside them contained. These are typically constructed with sturdy plastic, metal, or wooden parts to make sure that they can stand up to the forces of a small escapologist. If you're less concerned about potential escapees, you could opt for a fabric playpen for babies.

Are playpens portable?

Yes. Baby playpens are built to be easily portable so you can safely entertain your baby anywhere you go. They can be disassembled in just a few minutes and put back together just as quickly when they are ready for use again. One variety, the giant 8-panel wooden playpen, can actually be put together in different shapes for more versatile use. No matter the model you choose, you can use your new playpen:

  • In your living room to give your child a comfortable place to play and nap.
  • In the kitchen to keep your child close by while you cook.
  • In the garden or at the park so your child can safely enjoy nature.
  • At playdates or family gatherings to keep your child and their playmates happy and contained.
  • Anywhere you want to be able to keep a closer eye on your child.
Playpen weights and associated considerations

Most playpens weigh between 15 and 30 pounds when accounting for all their components. If you’re planning on moving your playpen around on a regular basis, you should look for a light one. This is especially important if you or any of your child’s caretakers are elderly or have physical disabilities that might make it hard to carry heavy objects. See the manufacturer site for details on specific weights and dimensions of your prefered model.

Playpens make clean up easy

Most playpens with fabric liners or mattress pads included will allow you to remove those components and machine wash them when necessary. Those with metal or plastic frames can be wiped down with a damp cloth. Any mesh siding can be gently freshened by scrubbing it with a solution of soap and water. Always refer back to the manufacturer’s specifications to avoid accidentally damaging your toddler playpen when cleaning it.

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