The perfect one for us, Monkey Business
We broke down and bought a pack n play. Chloe is just too mobile. We take our eye off her for a second and she’s into something (the paper recycling, a pair of shoes, the dog, when she can corner him). It is really a relief to have somewhere safe to put her down, especially in the office, and still allow her to move about.
It is embarrassing to admit, but we purchased 3 play yards before settling on the one. The story is not unlike The Three Little Pigs…
The first one was ugly, but cheap (my husband sort of forced it on me, because, understandably, he didn’t want to spend any more than we had to), but I just could not make myself like it.
The second one was a fancier model – chocolate brown with contoured sides – but also heavier and bigger. We chose this one because it was marked down to half price. Unfortunately, when I looked it up online, I found that it was recalled, due to a “risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation.” No good. Back it went.
The third one was another very basic and affordable model – sturdy, with an acceptable print and neutral color. It sells in the store for about $7 more than on Target.com. I mentioned this at the checkout and the cashier adjusted the price for us. Overall, it wasn’t much more than we paid for the first one, making it just right. 🙂