I hope you agree with me when I say –
Parents’ life is not easy without a good pack and play. Or is it?
Well, there is only ONE problem. Finding a “Good” pack n play is not an easy job.
That’s why, we have created a list of best 3 in 1 pack and play playards of 2020. After assessing pareents’ need, baby’s comfort and safety guidelines, reesearching online and spending hours in testing these playpens, I have shortlisted the top ten 3 in 1 pack and play, which you can buy right now.
A parent with a newborn baby needs a comfortable bassinet to ensure baby’s sleep, convenient changing station for changing diapers frequently and a playard, when baby starts to sit and crawl. Besides, there are a number of add-on features – like a nursery center with canopy, music center, vibration, rocker etc. and mosquito mesh or crib tent to keep the cat away.
Though,you can get some of the playpen accessories for such features later on as well, but the napper, changer and playard are the basics you need with an infant, for a sane life for yourself.
Several of these playards are not for everyone because they carry a hefty price-tag and a few of them are budget friendly.
However, these pack n plays are good enough to make it to our list of the top 10 “best 3 in 1 Pack and Play 2020”.
Quick Summary : Our Top Ten 3 in 1 Picks
|Image||Pack N Play||Details||Know More|
|Graco Portable Seat n Changer||Portable Seat n Changer, Bassinet, Playard||Know More|
|JOOVY Room Playard and Nursery Center||Changing Table, Full-size Bassinet, Playard||Know More|
|4Moms Breeze Plus Portable Playard||Portable Playard, Removable Bassinet, Baby Changer||Know More|
|Ingenuity Smart and Simple Playard||Washable Mattress, Dream Center & Elevated Changer||Know More|
|Baby Trend Nursery Center||Removable full-size bassinet, Handy Diaper Storage, Playard||Know More|
|Graco Pack 'n Play Simple Solutions||Removable full-size bassinet, Integrated Diaper Changer, Playard||Know More|
|Graco Change 'N Carry||Nest bassinet, Portable Changer, Playard||Know More|
|Disney Baby Minnie Mouse||Full-size bassinet, Changer, Playard||Know More|
|Baby Trend E Nursery Center, to Rising Star||Removable full-size bassinet, Handy Diaper stacker, Playard||Know More|
|Kidsry Portable Playard||Comfy bassinet, Changer, Playard||Know More|
The Graco Pack n Play Portable Playard Seat and Changer LX holds the credential of being one of the hot selling product in the market.
However, that is not the only thing about this playpen. The Graco Portable Seat N Changer packs in many features to ensure ultimate comfort to you and the baby.
Although it’s not inexpensive, this playard offers a few impressive features for the price! In this review, we will go into every aspect of this pack and play and find out whether it’s worth your money.
It’s easier to set up, take down, and fold up for carrying. No more jiggling the bars on the top sides to get them to collapse – In order to set this one, it’s a simple click on the sides, pull up on the center and it’s collapsed. Nice thick mesh sides, comfortable pad for sleeping and sturdy frame.
Features: Full-size Bassinet, Changer, Playard
Like its direct competitor, the 4moms breeze plus Portable Playard, the Graco Portable Seat N Changer packs an impressive list of features.
- Portable seat and changer moves with you around the home and makes caring for baby even easier
- Simply switch from changer to seat at a moment’s notice, so that baby’s needs are cared for quickly and easily
- Newborn Seat station creates a cozy, dedicated space for baby to play
- Diaper stacker keeps baby’s changing essentials organized, so that you’ll have what you need to keep baby fresh
- Convenient changer’s wipe-clean fabrics make clean up a snap, so you can continue enjoying your time with baby.
The sleeper rotates and has a water proof changing bed on opposite side. It is easily removed from the pack n play and converts into a free-standing sleeper for babies under 15 lbs. with cozy fabric.
The bottom pad is easily moved to a higher position for non-mobile infants. It has a small bag that snaps onto the outside of the pack n play that fits a stack of diapers and a full-sized box of wipes.
I love the mobile. It’s simple, removable and can be moved to a center position on all four sides.
However, it does not wind up or play music, etc. Over all it is the perfect pack n play for the price. Not the most deluxe option, but it’s the most bang for your buck. It functions perfectly, is attractive and colors are beautiful.
The JOOVY Room Playard is unlike any pack n play you may have seen before. In fact, it would be wrong to call it a simple pack n play.
It’s a Nursery Center and possibly one of the best one in the market today.
In this comprehensive review, we will cover all the major features of this unique Nursery Center and provide an in-depth understanding of how the 3 in 1-unit function together to provide superior parenting convenience and baby comfort.
While most playards can be an eye-sore, the Joovy Room Nursery Center with its beautiful design is ideally suited to any environment. It is available in three nice colors – black, charcoal and turquoise.
Features: Changing Table, Full-size Bassinet, Playard
- Flip-away changing table with sturdy vinyl top for easy cleaning supports a baby up to 25 pounds
- Full-size bassinet holds infant up to 15 pounds, Mattress area- 27 x 39 inches
- Diaper organizer and giant side pocket provide plenty of storage
- Waterproof cotton fitted sheet and travel bag included, additional sheets sold separately
- Two wheels for easy moving around your home
All three main functions of the Joovy Nursery Center are complementing to each other. With a dimension of 39.5 x 28.5 x 32.5 inches, it’s relatively spacious to that of traditional playpens.
The playard area of the Nursery is divided, by a full-size bassinet and a flip-away changing table which lends a touch of elegance to the design. Overall, the design deserves high praise and will be well-suited to modern homes.
The Joovy Nursery Center provides an experience, unlike any other pack and play. It’s elegant, simplistic and offers lots of versatility. If you have a large home and want superior playard in all parts, the Joory Nursery Center 3-in-1 is the one we recommend. No simple playard can provide a seamless experience like this one
Most of the parents or users know of the company 4Moms because of their top of the line, 3 in 1 pack and play playards. However, 4moms is from the makers of The MamaRoo and the company is also at the helm for creating several high ends, top of the line products for babies. The portable playard we are talking about is the 4moms Breeze Plus. This pack n play costs under $300, and it happens to be one of the best wireless routers someone can buy right now.
The 3 featured playpen offers a stylish, sleek look. If someone has used a 4Mom product in the past, they will find this design familiar. The pack and play is aesthetically pleasing with its complete black construction with light bottom; it looks straight out of a mom’s wish list by 4Moms and could easily complement your room’s decor.
Be that as it may, most of you are not here for the looks and wish to know about performance. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at how the 3 in 1 pack and play performs.
Features: Portable Playard, Removable Bassinet, Baby Changing Station
The 4moms Breeze Plus is an advanced version of 4moms Breeze Go, which comes with a removable bassinet and changer. Do keep in mind though that both these playards are rich with almost same good quality and rich features, except that Breeze Plus has a bassinet and Changer.
Also, don’t forget that it is a multipurpose baby product that can act as a bassinet, changer and playard as well. With that said, 4Moms Breeze Plus has paid a significant amount of attention to detail even when designing the all in one care station with convenient travel bag, as it happens to be super convenient and easy to use for travel.
The set-up process of 4Moms Breeze Plus is a piece of cake, thanks to the fantastic quick to set up with one step open and close feature.
It is also notable that the original model was larger, sturdier and the mattress pad was heavier in weight and had thicker padding. This new version is overall smaller, lighter in weight and the mattress pad is thin and light weight. Overall, in some ways it would appear to be a plus that it’s lighter weight but if you’re used to holding a heavier travel bed, then you will be surprised.
While, the new Breeze Plus playard has been redesigned by 4Moms company but the original mechanics of how it opens and closes remains the same.
In short, the pack n play is perfect, if you are willing to spend money on it. The phrase, “you get what you pay for,” fits nicely.
The next up is another multi-purpose pack and play. Although, the offer is from none other than the famous Moreland. For those who don’t know, the company is known for creating a plethora of top of the line Fit Out Products that have become increasingly famous over time. Moreland is a company that has dedicated itself towards providing top of the line, unparalleled wood-based products for beautiful interiors, including their brilliant quality, reliability, flexibility and credibility.
The product that we are bringing you today is called the Ingenuity Smart and Simple Packable Portable Playard. As the name suggests, the playard looks nothing less of a baby nursery. The Smart and Simple Playard, with three easy wash pieces – mattress, Dream Centre and Changing Table.
I like Ingenuity Smart and Simple Playard more than 4Mom Breeze Plus because it’s affordable and much easier to set up.
During our testing, it became apparent that the Smart and Simple Playard may be the best 3 in 1 pack and play we have used till date. Curious yet? Let’s find out.
Features: Washable Mattress, Dream Centre and Changing Table
From the looks of it, the playpen looks amazing. It has a minimal and stealthy vibe to it. The playard has a nursery print construction and comes with three detachable parts. Our only issue on the design front was the flat mattress and the sagging bassinet.
When we checked with the pediatrics on this issue and how it would affect baby’s back. It was clarified that a baby’s bones grow fast. It is a good part to make a baby sleep on a firm and flat surface rather than too cozy and soft bed. About the sagging bassinet, it was said that as soon as baby starts outgrowing the bassinet size, he should not be put into it.
However, we found that issue to be subjective as it happens that you are the parent, and you won’t be taking any step that goes again your baby’s comfort and safety.
Size 29 x 40 x 28.2 inches, weight 29.8 pounds, Material Plastic, Polyester
- Three easy wash pieces: mattress, Dream Centre and changing table
- Flip2Stow Elevated changing table pivots out of the way
- One Less Step quickly fold and go without removing the bassinet
- Side storage pockets to keep necessities within arm’s reach
- Dream Centre features soft fabrics, breathable mesh, and toy bar with plush toys
Overall, the Ingenuity Smart and Simple Playard is an impressive pack n play that offers a lot for the price you are paying for it. Sure, it’s bulky and has some performance issues on the firm mattress part. But considering the price to performance ratio, the Ingenuity Smart and Simple Playard may be one of the best 3 in 1 pack n play you can buy in the market right now.
The next up on our list is one of the top tier Nursery Center from Baby Trend. For those who don’t know, the company has a long history of providing some of the best baby products and the Nursery Center isn’t here to tell a different story.
It’s perhaps one of the cutest looking pack and play we have encountered. Where the Ingenuity Smart and Simple Playard resembled a baby nursery, the Baby Trend Nursery Center looks like a cozy comfy baby cub’s den. But looks aren’t everything, right? Let’s find out how this 3 in 1 pack and play fairs in things that matter.
The Baby Trend Nursery Center is cute and durable and everything, needed for a simple sleep spot for a newborn and you can take the bassinet out, to grow with the baby.
Testing revealed that the playard is comfortable, easy to setup and use. It also has a good full-size bassinet, that can be removed. Another great thing about this playpen is that it comes with the ability to store baby essentials like diapers etc. and it is easy to move with locking wheels.
Do keep in mind that the Baby Trend Nursery Center is basically a full-size bassinet and playard, the third feature is the storage that it provides. If you happen to be a feature seeking parent who wants a pack n play with all music, vibration, changer etc., then this one will be short on your expectations.
Features: Removable full-size Bassinet, Handy Diaper Storage, Playard
We have already discussed how the design of this nursery center ends up making a statement of its own, and that’s quite right. The playard has an overall grey build with nursery prints.
The look easily manages to stand out, and if you have a room decor that follows the light color scheme, this is something you must have. Enough about the looks, let’s talk about the things that matter.
- Removable full-size bassinet
- Handy Diaper stacker and mobile
- One hand locking mechanism
- Easy to move with locking wheels
- Easy compact fold
Whether you love the unique and cute design of the pack and play or some features it comes with; the Nursery Center by Baby Trend is perhaps one of the best hassle-free pack n plays on the market that prefer style over substance but manages to give you a respectable quality.
The Graco Pack ‘n Play Simple Solutions Playard is for those looking to have the best bassinet, changer and playard experience. It is not available all the time though.
In all fairness, this pack and play does offer an awful lot for the price! In addition to airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation, it has mesh storage pouch for keeping baby’s essentials right on the playard.
In this comprehensive review, we will explore all these stellar features and find out whether the Graco Pack ‘n Play Simple Solutions Playard is justified.
On top of that, it features Bassinet: Under 15 pounds, Playard: Under 35 inches tall, unable to climb out Changer: Up to 25 pounds, in a durable frame that makes this playard ideal for travel.
Features: Removable full-size Bassinet, Integrated Diaper Changer, Playard
With dimensions of 39.50 x 28.50 x 29.00 inches, this is a standard Graco pack and play. However, that is not exactly an apple to apple comparison. Putting it against the 4Mom Breeze Plus (43.00 x 30.00 x 29.00 inches), we can say that the Simple Solutions Playard looks a lot less imposing in comparison.
- Folding feet and wheels allow for 20% more compact fold and convenience
- Mesh storage pouch for keeping baby’s essentials right on playard
- Airy mesh on all sides provides maximum ventilation.
- Durable frame makes this playard ideal for travel.
- Signature Graco push button fold makes folding your playard quick and hassle free; convenient carrying bag for no fuss travel and storage
Regarding design, the Simple Solutions Playard doesn’t try to be gaudy or in-your-face. The interior as well exterior feature an interesting stitched pattern blue/green and black along the side. We feel that it ups the cool factor, although your mileage may vary.
Simply put, the Simple Solutions Playard is one of the best 3 in 1 pack and play you can splurge on right now. However, this playard is limited edition in a way, that you need luck to have it available in stores. To sum it up, the Simple solutions Playard is like a last minute holiday, it’s the best but it is available elusively.
Next on the list is the Graco Pack ‘n Play Change ‘N Carry Playard. As long as you don’t confuse it with the Lotus Travel Crib, the pack n play will not disappoint you. Although not expensive, the pack n play is for simplicity yet comfort loving parents.
It might not have the bling of the other playards that we have reviewed, but it comes with plenty of features that should be enough for both the new parents and experienced parents who are planning to have another one.
The playpen managed to fare pretty well in almost all the testing we did. Although, the Change N Carry doesn’t have an awful lot of features like some of the other premium ones. However, the ones it has are properly polished and don’t require you to spend countless hours trying to figure out what is what. The playard is incredibly simple, and very easy when it comes to setting up.
Features: Nest Bassinet, Portable Changer, Playard
- Change baby anywhere with the portable changing pad, which also folds into a convenient pouch for travel
- Keep wipes, diapers and other changing essentials at your fingertips with changing pad’s built-in storage pockets
- The Nest Bassinet gives your little one a comfy and familiar spot for her to rest, at home or away
- Use the play yard changing station with or without the changing pad for extra comfort and many changing possibilities
- Changing table’s wipe-clean fabrics makes cleanup a snap, so you can continue enjoying your time with baby. Clean with household soap and warm water/drip dry
Graco Pack ‘n Play Change ‘N Carry Playard comes with cozy nest bassinet that is designed to keep your little one comfortable in a familiar sport to rest, at home or away. it afloat without giving any quality issues.
One thing we love about this playpen is how nicely everything fits into a compact design. Yes, unlike some other playards, this isn’t an absolute behemoth. With that said, the comfort and safety on all parameters of bassinet, changer, playard and storage was respectable enough, and there were no issues during our testing.
You can even change baby anywhere with the portable changing pad, which also folds up into a convenient pouch for travel. Perhaps, that is one of the major selling points of the Change ‘N Carry Playard.
The Graco Pack ‘n Play Change ‘N Carry Playard is easily one of the best we’ve used and makes it to the best 3 in 1 pack and play of 2020 list. While this might not be the number one pick for feature loving parents, it’s more than enough to keep things in order without making too much of a mess.
The next up on our list is a Minnie Mouse Sweet Wonder Play Yard from Disney Baby. This baby nursery comes with spacious and sturdy bassinet, removable changer and playard. That means it is ready for rest or fun whether you are at home or on the go, with the baby.
It is stylish and cute in pink and black colors and designed for baby girls particularly. But the company has not stopped there, it has brought a same feature playard specifically for boys, and its name is Disney Baby Sweet Wonder Play Yard.
Are you concerned if this pack n plays capable enough of holding against most of the top rated playards that we have already listed? Let’s find out.
As soon as you set your eyes on this playard, you will remember the classic design and color scheme that has been gracing the playpen market for quite some time. IF you are thinking about putting this pack in play in your room you may have to clear some space as this is probably one of the most attention seeking playards we have seen in a while.
Features: Full-size Bassinet, Changer, Playard
- This newborn’s bassinet comforts your resting child and has an open-view, breathable mesh
- Quickly wipe down the removable changer after use. A deluxe organizer allows you to store your baby’s necessities within reach while the top shelf holds a large wipes container
- With plenty of space for your child to rest or play, this play yard also includes a toy arch with entertaining and adorable toys
- Unfold and confidently set up the play yard from storage with indicators that show it is locked in place and ready to use
The Sweet Wonder Play Yard provides multiple ways to keep your baby happy and comfortable. It can easily be moved from one room to another with two built-in wheels. Plus, there is a travel carry bag included for picnic and travel trips.
As soon as you take the playard out of the box, you will experience that the playard happens to be one of the most compact size (11.00 x 13.00 x 31.00 inches) playards available in the market. It’s easy to set up and loaded with features.
Disney Baby was also kind enough to add an open view breathable mesh, a deluxe organizer for baby necessities and adorable toys for the baby to play with. Lastly but finally, the quality and comfort are incredible. This 3 in 1 pack and play performs without any hiccups.
So, is this pack n play perfect? Apart from some minor subjective flaws like sometimes it may take up more time to set it up and storage hooks could be a bit sturdier; there isn’t much to write bad things about for this product. The playard emerged victorious in almost all the testing we have done and managed to perform without crashing on us. The playard size might confuse those who are not experts and at the same time, might be smaller for big kids. With that said, if you have the money, and you’re looking for a Disney theme pack n play, this one’s your best bet.
Baby Trend E Nursery Center, to Rising Star is the best budget 3 in 1 Pack and Play out there (Under $100).
The playpen is perfect for parents who want to have removable full-size bassinet, storage organizer and playard because it has all these features.
The playard is stylish and performs incredibly at every task thrown at it. For those who are looking at the perfect price and performance ratio, this playard is a fabulous choice.
Considering how it’s an entry level playard, the set up isn’t all that easy, and it takes two people to assemble it together. Once it is set up, it is sturdy and great to do its job. So, make sure that you get it set up before the baby arrives.
Features: Removable full-size Bassinet, Handy Diaper stacker, Playard
- Moving on to the thing that matters, keep in mind that it happens to be a 3 in 1 pack and play. The full-size bassinet can be removed and the organizer for baby essentials is also removable.
- The features include one-hand locking mechanism, large wheels with brakes and easy compact fold. The playard is ideal for newborn to eighteen months’ old baby.
What’s lacking is that despite the price you are going to pay for the playard, you won’t be getting an awful lot of features. Then again, Baby Trend aimed this Nursery Center towards the entry level and budget-oriented consumers who just want to have a good pack and play that has decent enough performance when it comes to comfort and convenience.
The last in our list is all the way from Kidsry.
For those who are wondering if this pack and play made it here by accident, it didn’t. Kidsry has a 3 in 1 pack and play, and it’s decent. The playard is unconventionally named Portable Playard,Sturdy Play Yard with Comfortable Mattress and Changing Station, which sounds more like a description. So, how does this playard fair against other playards in the list? Well, let’s find out.
Let’s start off by how this playard looks. Why? Because this is something coming out of Kidsry’s very own helm, and you should know that the playard looks exactly like something made by Kidsry.
Looks apart, the pack and play is very capable and performs well. Do keep in mind that it’s a 3 in 1 pack and play and offers comfy bassinet, changer and durable playard.
Features: Comfy Bassinet, Changer, Playard
- The playard performed incredibly well on all the tests thrown at it. Another great thing about this playard is the convenience of one hand locking mechanism and locking wheels. To be honest, Kidsry truly outdid themselves with this playard as it has everything in the right spot on a good budget price.
- As for the downsides of this playard, there are none that will make you reconsider your decision of buying this
The router is probably one of the best routers from Apple till date. It offers fast and stable performance and doesn’t create any issues.
Final Words – Wrapping it up
Considerably, the market of 3 in 1 pack and play playards has a lot of saturation, and finding the perfect pack n play is not easy. That’s when lists like these come into play. This top 10 list of 3 in 1 pack and plays kept in mind things such as the needs of parents and how much they are willing to spend on a pack n play.
We hope the list helps you pick the best pack n play according to your budget. Keep in mind, there’s no such thing as a “perfect” component, which is why each pack n play is built for the needs of different consumers. Within the list, there are playards for budget-oriented consumers and for people who seek premium features.
In case you think we missed a good pack and play, let us know.