Oh you thought I meant an actual baby? In my current situation technically it’s a puppy but the same rules apply to baby! There are things and places you don’t want them accessing, touching, playing with or coming into contact with at all! But babies and puppies alike are determined and skilled at getting into places they aren’t allowed. So what’s a mom to do? Meet my new best friend: the 3 in 1 Play Yard from Dreambaby!
I really should have invested in one of these seven years ago when I had my first baby. It’s one of those items that are pricey and you put on your baby registry and hope you get it but then don’t buy for yourself if you don’t. In hindsight and after using it for just a week, it would have been so worth the investment! Even having for just my third child, and second puppy; I think it’s worth it!
I was a little worried about the setup but luckily it comes 90% put together! I had visions of attaching all of these separate pieces but the panels fold in opposite direction to each other so that they can completely collapse for easy storage and transportation. You simply unfold and then stand it up where you want it.
As I mentioned we just got a new puppy and wanted her blocked off in the kitchen until she’s completely potty trained. This covered the area I needed perfectly!
The best feature is the gate! It’s a swing close gate so even if the little ones forget to close it; it closes on it’s own! You do have the option to push all the way to prop and leave open. I do this when the dog has already gone to the bathroom and can be free for a bit. I close it when she can’t.
It’s an easy squeeze lever to move quickly through the gate but hard enough so that my toddler can’t open it on his own.
Since this is a temporary situation, we didn’t secure to the walls. However, if I had gotten this sooner OR have another baby in the future, I will put it in front of the fireplace and entertainment center area. We already lost one TV to a baby throwing something at it!
Included are directions and hardware to secure to the wall. The best part of this is there’s a pattern included that you can tape to the wall and install the hardware first instead of trying to guesstimate where exactly the screws go. This will save some extra holes in the wall!
The other option for this is to make it a playpen; again perfect for babies and puppies! I think we’ll be taking this camping with us. Since Jax is still a toddler he tends to wander off. This is a great option to let him play outside with his siblings without me having to worry if I have to run in the trailer for something.
This whole set is top quality and I was really impressed that it could be free standing without having to secure it down.
Whether you have a toddler, a newborn or a puppy; this 3 in 1 Play-Yard is a great option to section off areas you don’t want them accessing or just to give them their own safe play area. It’s one of those things on my “should have gotten this years ago” list!
Dreambaby Royale Converta 3 in 1 Play-Yard & Wide Barrier Gate is a versatile panel play pen designed to be used in a number of different configurations including play area, room divider, fireplace guard or multi-panel gate. The panels can be configured to your specific layout and they will fix into place for sturdy construction. This kit includes 6 modular panels of which one has a door for convenient walk through. The doorway will swing open in both directions and has our new Smart Stay-Open feature that will allow the door to be left in the open position when desired. It’s made of sturdy metal and folds for easy storage. The measurements are 146″ wide by 29″ tall.
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