Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Summer Infant Carter's Animal Parade Comfort 'n Care Playard & Changer Review

Summer Infant knows that having a baby is the best time of your life and through their innovative, safe and high quality gear from bath tubs to travel systems they have your family covered for just about everything you might need for your little bundle of joy.  Backed by a team of pediatricians making sure their products keep your baby safe, Summer Infant is continuously rolling out the latest and greatest essentials for young infants up through toddlers and beyond.  This is a company that offers products I have come to depend on as a parent. We were simply overjoyed when offered the chance to review the Carter's Animal Parade Comfort 'n Care Playard & Changer.


Features/Benefits:
  • Removable activity jumper featuring sounds and lights for baby in comfort and safety inside playard 
  • Parent assist tray helps organize baby essentials 
  • Fold over changer stows away during non use 
  • Fold over, full size bassinet 
  • Music module helps soothe newborn
  • Compact fold, wheels and travel bag for portability
  • Full size newborn bassinet music, nature and womb sounds
I really love the gender neutral yet very stylish prints and animal theme used for this playard, I really think you can use it for a girl or a boy. The material is very thick and durable, you can tell it is made to last.
The playard was very easy to put together, simply click the sides up and push the center down into place and put the mattress on top!  Super fast and ready for baby to play or nap in and with a weight limit of up to 30 pounds you will get lots of use from it, Tates is a big baby weighing in at 28+ pounds and he enjoys using it everyday.  With the two wheels (located on the left legs in the below photo) it is easy to move the playard from room to room with ease-I can even do it one handed while holding Tates!
Having seen many playards in my many years of being a parent this is the first time I have seen the truly unique feature that one has included, a removable activity jumper with sounds and lights!  How fun is this for your little one, and it is 2 baby gear items in one for parents on the go.  Every parent can use this and appreciate a product that has multiple uses to keep their little one entertained.
The maximum weight on the jumper seat is 25 pounds so as much as it breaks my heart Tates is slightly over and we can't let him use it but maybe baby #3?  The seat offers great support for a growing little one and has flexible straps to support baby bouncing up and down along with entertaining toys and soft friendly animal faced friends to keep baby all smiles!

Another great feature that I am looking forward to using on baby #3 is the bassinet.  This is the perfect place for newborns (up to 15 pounds) to sleep and have them close by for the every 2 hour feedings around the clock.  Tates slept in one at the foot of our bed for a long time as we didn't have a crib actually.
Changing from the playard to the bassinet and vice verse is super easy by slipping on the bassinet top and laying the mattress in.  There is also a wonderful attachment (included) used to soothe infants with nature and womb sounds as well as regular music.
No need to buy a changing table, with this wonderful playard you can change your infant or babies (up to 25 pounds) on the included super sturdy changer.  This changer screws into place offering a steady changing surface for mom to work.  With the amount of diapers kids go through (especially newborns!) the waterproof material the changer is made of is great for easy cleanups!
The changer folds out of your way when not in use for full access to your playard and bassinet.
Every parent changing a diaper in the middle of the night in the dark can appreciate the wonderful parent assist tray to help organize all baby changing essentials and even a few distraction toys for baby and the easy clip on feature allows for it to hang on the outside of the Carter's Animal Parade Comfort n' Care Playard and Changer making this a definite must have baby gear item.  You can see we have 3 one sized pocket diapers inside and there is plenty of room for more, the 2 large storage areas have full sized diaper changing extras and lotion for baby and there is ample space for lots more!

Buy It: You can purchase your very own Summer Infant Carter's Animal Parade Comfort n' Care Playard and Changer from Amazon.com.  You can also connect with Summer Infant on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with them on their latest products and promotions!

31 comments:

  1. Awesome review. This looks like a really great product! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful information!

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  2. I love the colors and pattern. I have the hardest time with that, because I find a lot of baby stuff to be tooooo "baby." I'm hoping to have the need for one of these soon!

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  3. I love the print on that - so cute and gender neutral!

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  4. Who knew that cute products could make me want to have another baby! LOL That is ADORABLE!

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  5. Wow! I absolutely love this playard! It has so many different features that are so useful and just plain cute! You can save so much money, too, by not having to buy a diaper changing table or a jumper separately. I want this one!! :)

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  6. THese are so convenient, especially for newborns!

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  7. That looks amazing! What a great review - there are so many products in this one thing! It could save a lot of money!!!

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  8. Oh I really love that design! I have one that I am not too fond of AND it's pink - but I am having a boy. I've been thinking of getting him a new one... thanks for the review!

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  9. Wow! Awesome! I love the bouncy seat IN the PlayPin! Great idea! :) This is a cute set!

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  10. An awesome pack and play!!

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  11. We love the swaddleme blankets- they help our little one sleep!

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  12. I love the removable jumper - what a unique feature that gives the playard additional use! This would be perfect for a grandmother's or other relative's house and for traveling!

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  13. Luv the design, Luv the music, nature and womb sounds and luv the parent assist tray! Two Thumbs Up!
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Wow.. I love the removable activity jumper!! So neat and what a great idea Summer Infant came up with, with that!! I also love the design... love the changer and how its positioned and love the little organization tray too.

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  15. how versatile!
    ceis8009 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I love the neutral colors and print and that it is easy to put together!
    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  17. I have never seen a playard with a jumper! Such a great space saver, cause those things really take up some space!! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  18. LOVE there is a jumper within the play yard! What a neat idea!

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  19. I love the removable activity jumper and the organization tray too.

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  20. Love the fact that 'Changing from the playard to the bassinet is easy'.

    thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. I love the print on that - so cute and gender neutral!

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  22. I love that it has a fold-over changer!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  23. I like the parent assist tray. Extra storage rocks!

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  24. We love our summer infant video monitor and couldn't imagine having a baby without it!

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  25. Wow, what an awesome playard! I love that it has a fold-over full sized bassinet

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  26. Cindy B (on rc/fb) ~ wish this was a giveaway. Has great features and the colors are neutral enough for a boy or girl ~ we're expecting a surprise in a couple months :)

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  27. I like The prodigy travel system Runway fashion

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  28. Super convenient and cute designs!!

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  29. my fav feature is the fold over changer that stows away when not in use

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  30. I love the foldaway changing table. I also think Summer Infant monitors are great.

    cmcosman at yahoo dot com

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