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365 of 368 found the following review helpful:
misleading Oct 25, 2011
My wife and I bought this play yard for our son because it is the nicest we've seen on the market for the money. This isn't a pet yard, so your child won't look like an animal inside it. It actually has some educational value with the primary colors, so you can start to teach your child the colors upon arrival, then move on to what's inside. You should know, however, that if you want to make it into a square shape with the rounded corners as shown in some of the product images, you need to buy those corner pieces separately. Someone else reviewed this play yard and discovered the same thing when they opened the box. It's one of those things where you open it up and go..."Oh...so it doesn't come with the rounded corner pieces as shown in the photo? You have to buy those separately??!! The manufacturer needs to be clear in the ad description regarding what pieces are included. What you CAN do with what's in the box is make it an 8 panel, 6 panel, or L shape play yard if you wish, without buying additional pieces. Thanks for reading and I hope you find this review helpful.
197 of 205 found the following review helpful:
Good playpen! May 11, 2010
By M. Myers
I just received this playpen today after purchasing it on sale for $99. I received it less than three business days after purchase (two days earlier than estimated). After some research and reviewing other reviews, I decided this was the best choice for us. I took previous reviewers advice about the stickers and did not put the teddy bear stickers on. I was a little disappointed to find that the panel with the toys also required stickers. The mirror is a sticker as well. I did use the two stickers required for that panel, because otherwise it looked kind of junky.
My first impression upon opening the box was disappointment that the plastic it's made out of seems to be of low quality. I got over that fast enough when my little guy (almost 9 months old) found the panel with the toys and crawled to it to play with it before I even managed to put the thing together. I had to set it up around him so he could keep playing! The door functions well and I'm happy with that.
Regarding the size of the playpen, this thing is huge. Absolutely huge. I was happy to find that I could leave a couple of panels off when putting it together (using 6 sides instead of 8). I'll keep it this way until I can make some more space in our living room. If you want to purchase this playpen, but aren't sure if you have enough space, rest assured that you can leave off some panels to best fit the room. I'm also very happy with how I can pull the whole thing in different directions to fit the room better. I have it set up slightly more rectangular. Just because I can move it doesn't mean my little one can, though. He's been pulling himself up to stand, pushing on the walls, and it's not budging.
The primary reason I'm not giving this five stars is simply because of the low quality of the plastic and the stickers. It's more of an aesthetic thing. I don't think it's going to break. It actually seems quite sturdy, but aesthetically I'm not too thrilled about having something that *looks* poor quality (even if it's not) taking up 1/3 of my living room. Maybe I'm overthinking it... I do agree with a previous reviewer about it likely being difficult to store. But honestly, when you look at it-- it's a bunch of big, thick plastic panels connected together. It wouldn't be feasible for it to fold and it should be expected to take up a good deal of space. I recommend keeping the box it was shipped in for storage purposes later on because the box fits everything in it perfectly.
Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. My little guy has a ton of room to move around and I'm finally able to get some things around the house done without worrying that he's going to get bored after 5 minutes in it. (This was an upgrade from the jumperoo-- I think he started feeling too confined in that.) One feature of this playpen, the panel with the toys, is a great feature that I couldn't really find on too many other playpens. The size and flexibility of the design is great. I wish this model were offered in alternate colors as it is now a primary fixture in the main room of the house, but I'll live. My little guy just loves this thing too much for me to be concerned with something like its color.
154 of 180 found the following review helpful:
Misrepresented! Dec 17, 2010
I bought this product after reading several positive reviews on this website. However, when I received it, it became clear that the product description was inaccurate. As another reviewer recently noted, the package does not come with the four joints required to create the 4-panel set-up, making it unacceptably small. My package was also missing the two wall braces, required for using the panels as a gate. When I contacted the seller (Best Choice Products) through Amazon, I received a response akin to, "this is all you get," despite the fact that the instruction manual clearly lists four joints and two wall braces as included in the package. I plan to return the product for a full refund, and will never purchase anything from this seller again. Caveat emptor!
77 of 98 found the following review helpful:
Be Very Careful If Your Child Can Walk - I never write bad reviews, I just felt like it was my duty on this one... Jul 10, 2011
By Jon Mason
At 13 months old our twins were climbing over the gate. Our one twin went over it and landed on his head. My wife thought he broke his neck. I never let them out of my site now when they're around the gate. I'm going to post a pic so you can see what I'm talking about. At the hinges there is basically a perfect ladder for their little feet and a lot of times, at that age they can get over, but lack the coordination to actually flip their feet over and land. It's a horrible horrible design... Not sure what they were thinking. I would not buy this for any child that can walk and I would be very weary of buying it for a younger child b/c one day they may figure out the built in ladder when you actually let loose and trust that it will contain your child. I probably will not even sell this on Craig's List b/c I don't want another child to get seriously injured on it... 2 thumbs down IMO.
25 of 32 found the following review helpful:
Awesome Playpen Aug 05, 2009
By Adrian L. Burch
I bought this playpen for my 9 month old, and I love it. I can use half of it to block him from the stairs and front door, while using the other half to protect him from the computer area. It works really well and is lightweight and portable. The only issue is the stickers are junk. They had no adhesive on them so I chose not to put them on and risk him pulling them off. All in all, it was a great purchase for the little man who cannot be confined!!
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