Washable Playard Deluxe Review (Kids II)

What It Is

Ingenuity is a collection of baby gear products designed to make life with baby a little easier. The Ingenuity by Bright Starts Washable Playard is one of the newest products in the collection, and, as the name suggests, this full-size playard is made of fabrics that zip off for machine washing. Once washed, let the washable fabrics air dry and then zip them back onto the playard.

The Washable Playard is designed with the One Less Step folding system, allowing for easy portability and storage. This means you don't have to remove the bassinet to fold up the playard. The elevated changing table pivots out of the way when not in use. The organizer tray and fabric toy bar with two plush toys are also removable. The unique bassinet design with adjustable mattress and range of incline provides comfort for baby. And the Soothing Sounds Station plays melodies and nature sounds to calm and comfort baby.

There are a variety of styles and color combinations to choose from, including the Shiloh Collection (light green and off-white), the Sumner Collection (dark gray and blue), and the Disney Baby The Lion King Collection.

Why Is It Useful?

The Ingenuity Washable Playard provides a hassle-free way for parents to wash away germs, allergens, bacteria, and dirt that might accumulate in the playard. It provides a comfortable environment for baby with modern benefits for parents.

Who It’s For

The Ingenuity Washable Playard is for ages birth and up. When a child is able to pull to a standing position, remove large toys and other objects from the playard that could serve as steps for climbing out. Discontinue use of the playard when a child is able to climb out, reaches the height of 35 inches, or weighs more than 30 pounds.

Discontinue use of the bassinet when your child begins to push up on his hands and knees or weighs more than 15 pounds.

The weight limit of the changing table is 25 pounds.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AA batteries are required but not included.

Adult assembly is required. It took us 25 minutes to set up, and the instructions were very easy to follow. However, we had difficulty folding the playard. It folded to a point, but was not flat enough to fit in the included carrying bag. Also, to fold, you don't have to remove the washable fabric, which is nice, but it does make it difficult to find the locking mechanisms so that you can unlock the playard's top rails to fold them in.

  • Is It Useful?

  • Is It Worth It?

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required