When I was registering for baby gifts, I was told — as every new mom is told — that a play yard is a must-have. Hands down, no debates, no exceptions. Several friends used their pack-and-play as a crib, and I knew we’d be doing a lot of traveling — so yes, a “pack and play” seemed necessary.
And it was fine as far as the “play,” and when it came to the “pack?” Our standard play yard was so complicated and heavy to move around that it stayed in our downstairs living room (where I definitely used it quite a bit) until it was stuffed into a closet — only to be brought out when it had to be. It was difficult enough to lug it up and down the stairs, not to mention unnecessarily complicated to put together (Those rods! And attachments!). It was something we were glad to have, but we really wished it was easier to use.
And now there is a play yard to answer all mom’s play yard wishes! From the techy masterminds of 4Moms — the genius inventors of the Mamaroo bouncer and Origami stroller — I present you The Breeze (and see how to WIN IT!):
I could tell you about how it folds and unfolds in a matter of seconds. And how it looks sleek and stylish — a rarity in the play yard world. AND how it folds up and stores without having to stuff dozens of parts into an impossibly small bag that takes an engineering degree to figure out.
Instead, just watch this video:
Unlike other lightweight travel cribs, this one comes with a bassinet attachment (hallelujah) and can clearly fit children all the way through toddlerhood. (My 3-year-old son couldn’t climb out of it — if that says anything.) Take a look at some photos in real life:
You can pre-order The Breeze right now for $299 (these puppies are already selling out!), and it will ship mid-September. Yes, it’s a pricey purchase. However it might be worth it to spend $299 on something that you’ll use for years (and then pass down), rather than $100 on something that you’ll never want to use again. And if you know anything about 4moms, you know that they make some of the highest quality baby gear on the market.
See more about the Breeze from 4moms.