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Summer Infant Secure Surround Play Safe Play Yard, Tan
The Playsafe Playard helps parents create a safe play area that is easy to set up, lightweight, and conveniently portable. The six secure plastic panels form a complete enclosure for your child or pet.
Freestanding and portable for use inside or outdoors
18.5 square foot playard, stands tall at 30
Walk-thru door for easy access
Lightweight plastic, portable with carry handle
Neutral colors blend with home?s décor
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316 of 316 found the following review helpful:
Flimsy but serves its purpose...Oct 21, 2007
By Twin Mom
1. It is taller than others, making it harder to be climbed over.
2. It serves its purpose; we couldn't live without it with twins crawling in 2 different directions.
3. Compared to others that aren't as flimsy, the price is right. The other option is metal and it's 2 times the price for half the size.
4. We added the extension and it's the perfect size for both our twins. They both have plenty of space to crawl around and all their toys.
6. Does fold up well to take with you
7. It does provide a safe place to put non-walking infants while you shower, pee, make dinner, etc. We use it everyday. I recommend the Step2 blue mat to go under it to avoid bumps.
8. It is easy to transport since it is light-weight.
1. It is a little bit flimsy. You have to keep the door closed and latched or the whole thing will fall over when baby climbs on it.
2. Holes are perfect size for baby to stick hands/feet in and climb. By 9 months, my twins were able to climb half way up.
3. Only one door, others I've seen have a door on every other section, but this isn't a big issue and would probably make it even more unstable.
4. The biggest downer is that when my twins were only 8 months old, they could already move the entire thing around, including off the mat. I can only imagine how they will move the thing around when they can walk. It will defeat its purpose then since they'll be able to take off with gate in hand and get to what they want. It's too light-weight.
5. I only recommend it for babies not walking yet. Unless you tether it down to a piece of furniture or hooks on a wall, it's not useable for very long since they can slide it around when they start walking (see # 4). I would like to get more use out of it.
6. The "handle" is useless to carry it with. It's just a strap that you snap around it. The minute I picked up the gate with it, it came unsnapped. It needs something permanent.
7. It does look like a cage. I wish the slats were vertical...it would make it harder for them to climb and take away the cage-look. Who wants to "cage" their children like animals??
Overall, for the price, I would recommend it since it does serve its purpose. I've done my research, and for a plastic gate, this is the best one out there since it is taller and can be made larger with the extension. A metal one I've seen wouldn't be as flimsy, but then it would be too heavy to make it portable like this one. I guess there isn't such a thing as the "perfect play yard" all around.
My twins are now 15 months old and we are still using this play yard everyday. They are walking now and can move it around but because all the toys are in the way, etc., it keeps it somewhat in place so they never go far with it. They just move it off the mat a foot or so which still keeps them refined to one area for safety's sake. They don't like staying in there by themselves as they prefer their freedom now, so I have to get in with them while they play or they cry. There is plenty of room for me, the two of them, and TONS and TONS of toys! My biggest complaint now would have to be the holes - they are the perfect size for little feet to climb. My kids can get all the way to the top so we can't leave them unattended at all. Since my kids prefer their freedom now, I think we will be packing it away soon (or using it as a large single gate across an entire room instead of an enclosed play yard), but it has been a life saver and I got more/longer use out of it then I ever thought I would.
87 of 91 found the following review helpful:
It works, but...Jan 24, 2009
By K. Cross
Our 10 month old daughter is very active and very tall (30"). We thought this play yard would help contain her mischievous ways while mom and dad caught their breath.
Here are a few things we LIKE about it:
1. It's tall and the spacing of the holes is tiny. Too tiny for little toes and fingers to figure out how to climb.
2. It's relatively easy to put together. Yes, a little elbow grease is involved, but nothing that mom can't handle herself. No advanced degrees or sweaty handymen required. (Well, unless that's your thing.)
3. The pieces can be taken apart and used to block off other areas. I've used them as guards to keep her from going behind the entertainment center, couch, floor-length windows, etc.
NOW A WORD OF WARNING:
4. This product can be flimsy. If your child is into "extreme sports" or you feel has a career in stunt-doubling, this is not the product for you.
5. When completely joined, the play area is too small to be enjoyable. The extension is almost a necessity. It's quite obvious to our daughter when she is being "trapped" inside the play yard to play.
6. It says "gate with handle" and, yes, it has one. But it is extremely difficult to latch and unlatch. I would call it more "one of the panels has a plastic piece that you can attempt to unsnap, if you dare."
44 of 45 found the following review helpful:
Lots of room but super flimsy!Aug 21, 2011
By A. Shields
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2RS5FDQCOJ4KH I have two toddlers(one who has special neeeds)who spend a HUGE amount of time in their play yard. The previous play yard I had was made by Aosom and was recalled due to choking hazards and lacerations. I researched many many play yards to find a replacement. My husband and I chose this one. It's nice and roomy but my toddlers can push it all over the place. My littlest one got his arm caught in one of the slot openings the first day we got it. My older one can literally bend the plastic all the way backwards. NOT happy with the quality of this at all!
38 of 48 found the following review helpful:
Serves it's purposeJul 12, 2007
By N. Shore
Works well to temporarily house an infant/toddler and toys when I need to disappear to the loo or remove something hot from the oven. The folding process takes a bit to get used to and the knobs you are supposed to tighten in place and loosen to fold don't really do anything. It is only stable in the hexagon configuration. It comes in handy, especially while caring for two, and I am glad we have it.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Ample space for mobile little onesJun 30, 2011
Not sure what's going on with the price problems others are having, we bought this straight from One Step Ahead's website and it came out around $100 all told, shipped in a HUGE box though.
It is a great play yard for the price though. The plastic "mesh" (middle of each gate piece) is a little flimsy, but the overall frame of each segment piece is VERY strong. Set in the proper octagonal shape, its very hard to tip over or move unless baby is determined and able to throw their weight at it hard. Once assembled, baby has more than enough room to roam and play within, but I can't see having twins in this set. Then again, my one is a mover and shaker, so she found even this gate system small once she grew bigger. Stopped using after her first birthday because she learned to climb and tried to climb using the "mesh" on each segment piece. Once she put on some weight (18+ lbs or so) she could also easily push the system out of its octagonal shape thus ruining the stability of the entire system. Usage highly depends on your little one's size and shape in my opinion. My daughter just hated the idea of being "contained" after a while, so that is why she tried to climb and push the gates all out of whack.
The latch for the main gate piece is a little tricky to learn at first, but we got the hang of it after a few tries.
Overall, this particular type of product is a good idea for use, if you have the room to place it. Works much better than a play yard. Great for little ones just starting to learn to walk, when you want a decently sized, safe place for them to roam. It is definitely worth its cost in the long run.
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