Every month your child grows up and becomes more active. First, he starts to roll over, then sit down and get up. The crib should be perceived by the child as a place to sleep, not play. And leaving a nimble baby unattended on the floor or on the couch, even for a couple of minutes, is dangerous. A playpen will help solve this problem.
For the baby, the playpen becomes a new space that he can master. A lot of toys can be placed in the playpen. The child will be happy to take his old friends with him there and will be happy with new toys. Many models are equipped with special rings, holding on to which the baby learns to get up and sit down. It is safer to fall in the mesh walls, as opposed to the rigid side of the bed, which can cause injury. It is difficult to fall out of the arena or get out without assistance. You can stay in it next to mom, for example, in the kitchen while mom is cooking, and not be alone in the crib.
But at the same time, the arena is a very limited space. Prolonged stay in it can interfere with the development of the baby, which already knows how to crawl or walk well. Even if the child plays calmly and is not capricious, you should not leave him there for longer than you really need.
Not every child agrees to spend time in the arena. Some children can occupy themselves for a long time, crawl, get up, play, throw toys over the side and demand them back. Others express loud indignation at any attempts to place them in the arena and do not agree to spend even a minute there. Then this piece of furniture quickly turns into a large basket for toys or non-ironed laundry.
It is impossible to predict in advance whether your son or your daughter will like a new place to play. If your child is happy to play in the crib for at least 20 minutes and remains calm when mom leaves the room, he may also like the playpen. If your baby spends most of the time in her parents' arms and cries as soon as she loses sight of adults, it is better to refuse to buy.
Playpen for mom
If a mother and child are at home alone all day, without helpers, the playpen can become a real salvation for her. To wash the floors or quietly drink tea, iron the baby's things or browse the Internet, cook dinner or do homework with an older child - free minutes for the baby's mother are necessary. If the baby sleeps a lot during the first months, the daytime sleep becomes shorter with age.
Mom can be in the same room with the child and go about her business while the baby is playing in the arena. Foldable playpens can be easily moved from room to room and installed where they are needed. Mom can even leave the room for a few minutes, knowing that the baby is safe.
There are a huge number of different models of arenas in stores, and you can easily find the right device for functions and budget. The compact foldable mesh playpen is suitable for a city apartment when there is a need to move the playpen from room to room. A collapsible wooden structure is used when it is necessary to enclose a part of the room for the baby. The playpen bed is ideal for summer cottages and travel. A fun inflatable arena will give your little one a lot of happy minutes.