On the hunt for the best Pack N Play of 2022? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Pack N Plays (also known as playpens) are so much more than just a travel bed. We use ours as a play yard, a place for our baby to relax, and a safe spot to set him down while we get things done around the house like cleaning, showering, and getting dressed. That all to say, they are also a definite must-have if you love to travel like us!
Below we will go over our absolute favorite Pack N Plays so you can figure out which one is the best fit for your family.
The Best Pack n Play of 2022
|Overall Top Pick||4moms Breeze Plus Portable Playard|
|Best for Travel||Silver Cross Slumber 3-in-1 Travel Crib|
|Best Bang for Your Buck||Graco Pack n Play Snuggle Suite LX|
While we think the 4moms mamaRoo swing is only average, we LOVE the 4moms Breeze Plus Portable Playard. One major factor to consider when choosing a pack n play is how easily it opens and closes. The 4moms Breeze opens and closes with one simple push or pull.
Another big bonus of the 4moms Breeze Plus is that it comes with an attachable bassinet AND changing table. The bassinet can be used from birth to 18 pounds and the changer up to 25 pounds. This makes it a great option for the newborn stage and beyond.
It does come with a whole 10 square feet of room for playing, which your little one will appreciate as they grow.
If you love everything we said about the 4moms Breeze Plus above but are looking for something at a better price point, the 4moms Breeze GO might just be the perfect fit.
It has the same effortless one-hand set up and comes with a travel bag, making it great for on-the-go. Plus, it is very spacious just like the 4moms Breeze Plus. However, it does not have the bassinet and changing table attachments.
Your little one can use this from birth until they weigh 30 lbs.
If you are an on-the-go family that loves traveling like us, the Silver Cross Slumber 3-in-1 Travel Crib is a great choice. It is lightweight and comes with a convenient weatherproof carrying case (getting all the pieces back inside of it is simple, which is not always the case with pack n plays). The set up and breakdown is quick and easy, too.
The Silver Cross Slumber 3-in-1 Travel Crib is super versatile. It has a newborn bassinet and expandable mattress. It also has a cool zip-up door that turns it into a playard for playtime. We’ve actually been filling it with plastic balls and letting our little one use it as a ball pit lately which has been so fun!
This Pack N Play is suitable from birth to 50 pounds.
Room2 is just what it sounds like, the perfect 2nd bedroom for your little one. The Joovy Room crib comes with a simplistic design and you can move or place it about anywhere of your choice. Room2 travel crib doesn’t come with toy attachments; this means you can give your babe their favorite toy to play with instead.
It’s sleek and modern design means it can easily fit in with any home decor without standing out like a sore thumb.
It’s a little heavier than most of the other pack n plays we included but makes up for this in being extremely sturdy (like in case you have 4 other wild kiddos running around).
If you are looking for a pack n play that just truly does it all, the Snuggle Suite is the one for you. It includes a bouncer, a bassinet, and a changing table. All can be transitioned in and out very easily.
The bouncer seat can even be taken out and placed directly on the floor, eliminating the need to get a separate bouncer at all.
Even with all these cool features getting the playard up and down is done with the simple push of a button.
We are in love with the unique and more modern design of this travel crib. Not to mention it’s extremely light and compact enough to take along for any adventure you’ve got up your sleeve.
Another benefit of this Baby Bjorn option is the mattress is extra thick and extra comfy making for a great night’s sleep for your baby.
This pack n play mattress is all the way on the ground though, so it is best for taller parents with long enough arms to lay baby down gently. Our 5′ 1″ mama was on her toes when lying down her baby.
This Lotus Travel Crib is incredible. It’s modern, light, extremely functional and still comes in at a very reasonable price.
It has a side access door making it a great area for play once your baby can crawl, giving them the option to go in and out.
It packs up into a little backpack that weighs in at just 13 lbs, making it the ultimate option for long distance travel. Even though it’s extremely light, it’s still very sturdy and has a comfortable mattress.
Graco Travel Lite Crib is another one of the best pack n plays for mamas on the go. It is super versatile and there is 4 different ways to use it from newborn to toddler. It has enough space for your little one to sleep or play through the beginning stages of their life.
It’s easy to assemble and break down wherever you end up and it also comes with a canopy to shield from any light, so your baby can sleep or play comfortably inside or out!
The Nuna SENA is one of the best pack n plays on the market. It is made with high-quality soft material and many parents rave that the mattress is more comfortable than they ever imagined a portable crib could be.
The whole mattress can be raised for newborn babies, which is similar to having a bassinet option. One really great feature is that you can fold it down and back up in this bassinet setting, which makes traveling with a newborn a breeze.
Another feature this pack n play comes with is an attachable diaper changing pad.
Who doesn’t want a Travelpod? It just sounds cool enough to spark our interest! Kidco Travelpod is one of the most lightweight options on our list, as it weighs only 10 pounds. It would be very easy to toss it in to your suitcase for travel or carry down to your favorite parks and beaches.
Ultimately, when you are looking for the best pack n play for your baby, you want one that is lightweight, easy to pack and safe for your little one. The Travelpod checks off all these things!
The Baby Trend Lil Snooze Deluxe II is the perfect option for an easy to use pack n play with a bassinet attachment. It has everything you need from a changing table with a storage pocket to a napper with a canopy.
It is the perfect playard for all stages, from newborn to toddler. You will be able to fold it up with no problem and it has a storage bag for easy transportation.
It is also a budget-friendly pick!
This is a great pack n play for indoor and outdoor use, whatever the weather! It has 14 square feet of playing space and only weighs 12 lbs. It’s perfectly lightweight and portable to take on your trips. It is compact and easily foldable and portable.
It also has a water resistant floor to help keep your baby dry, even on damp grass.
Pack N Play Extras
Most Pack N Plays come with everything you need. However, you may want to add on a few things for convenience and comfort.
- Diaper Caddy: The great thing about Pack N Plays is that they kind of become a one-stop shop for sleeping, playing, and diaper changes. If the Pack N Play you choose does not have a built in diaper caddy, it’s worth the extra cost of buying one to add on. That way you always have diapers and wipes in reach. Here’s one great, affordable option.
- Pack N Play Mattress: Most Pack N Plays do not come with a very comfortable mattress. It is safest and your baby probably really won’t mind if they are only sleeping here occasionally. However, if it is going to be the primary place your baby sleeps you might want to look into getting an additional Pack N Play mattress. Make sure you check the dimensions and choose a mattress that fits perfectly as you won’t want gaps. Here is a breathable option we love.
- Pack N Play Sheets: Again, you probably only need to add on Pack N Play sheets if this is going to be your baby’s primary sleeping spot. They do provide a little extra comfort and convenience when it comes to cleaning.
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