Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Baby Trend Nursery Center to review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When preparing for baby’s arrival there are so many things to purchase and deciding which products to buy can seem daunting. One of the things I learned with my first child was that some baby products are used more often then others and surprisingly one of the things that I got the most use out of was the playard. We took a playard on trips to visit Grandma and on every vacation we went on during my son’s crib years. Of course with baby #2 arriving 5 years later I was in desperate need of a new playard for her since I sold the one that I had for my son when he was a baby. Luckily Baby Trend was generous enough to send me a Baby Trend Nursery Center Playard in exchange for my honest review.
Upon receiving it I set up the Nursery Center with the Bassinet/Changing Table option and was pleased with the height of the bassinet inside the playard, it made placing my daughter in the playard convenient. The Bassinet felt secure and I was completely comfortable with allowing my daughter to nap in it during her early months before reaching the recommended maximum weight of 15lbs. Now that my daughter has recently surpassed that weight I look forward to testing out the playard using the base portion for her sleeping area on our upcoming vacation.
One of my favorite features of the Nursery Center was the Electronic Music Center. This console has a music, vibration, and night-light option. My daughter loves music and I frequently use music to soothe her when she is fussy so having this console attached to the playard was very handy! The nature sounds were very relaxing and she seemed to enjoy it when I played it for her.
Another feature that is included on the Nursery Center is the Toy Storage Pocket that I actually used to store diapers and burp cloths for convenience during those late night diaper changes.
The Nursery Center that I received was the Close N’ Cozy model that includes a removable bassinet. This additional feature is a major bonus if you will be using a playard early on with your little one, however I received the Nursery Center after my daughter had outgrown the recommended weight of 10 lbs. so I was unable to utilize that part. Some of the perks of the Close N’ Cozy bassinet (as described on Baby Trend’s website) are that it can be used with playard and securely fastens to any bed. It is also portable and freestanding.
Here are some additional features of the Nursery Center:
Playard: 42″W x 27″L x 31.5″H
Playard: 25 lbs
Close N Cozy: 10 lbs
Playard: Birth ~ 30 lbs or 35″
Bassinet/Changing Table: Birth ~ 4 m, weight: up to 15 lbs, height: up to 25″ whichever comes first.