First of all, the playpen is the mother's first assistant. After all, when the baby grows up, begins to sit, crawl, and then take the first steps, his interest is directed to absolutely all the objects of your apartment. Of course, you don't want your child to stick his little fingers into a power outlet or nail them with a cabinet door. Here the playpen comes to the aid of the mother, which will be the safest place for the baby when you need to be absent for a couple of minutes. You don't need to be an expert to choose the right playpen. It is enough to have a basic understanding of the future purchase. What we will talk about today.
What are the arenas? What should you pay attention to when choosing a playpen?
First is the form. Playpens are rectangular, square, round, triangular (placed in a corner). It is better if your playpen is large in area so that a large number of toys can fit and there is room for a crumb, which is unlikely to sit in one place. But again, you need to take into account the size of your apartment and wallet. A large playpen will cost significantly more than a mini-version.
Secondly, it is worth paying attention to the height of the arena. After all, I do not want the one-year-old toddler to fall out. Choose a higher arena, it's in your best interest.
Thirdly, you need to decide which walls your arena will have - wooden or mesh. If you settled on the wood option, remember that the width between the rods should not be too wide, so that the young explorer does not get stuck between them trying to get out. When buying a wooden playpen, remember that the child will not just sit there, but actively move and, quite naturally, fall.
In terms of safety, this arena is inferior to the model with oilcloth sheathing and mesh walls. In the variant with a mesh, you should pay attention to its color and size. It should be very shallow so that the baby's finger cannot get stuck. And the little ones will definitely try to shove them there. According to the color of the grid, it is best to choose pastel colors, the child's eyes will be less tired and strained. The color of the arena itself should not be too bright or variegated either. Otherwise, the hyperactivity of your crumbs can only be envied.
Fourth, decide what kind of skin your arena will be. Of course, oilcloth is cleaned and washed much faster and better than, for example, a cloth. However, when the baby wants to "sharpen" his teeth, the playpen, trimmed with fabric, will be safer.
Fifth, it is very important that the arena is securely fixed to the floor. He should not stagger, sway. The legs of the arena should have special fasteners that will keep the arena stationary for any movements of the child.
If you have chosen a model with mesh walls, make sure that the mesh does not sag and that it is well tensioned. Many playpens have special round handrails, holding onto which the child can stand up independently. Undoubtedly, their presence is a big plus.
Decide which model is more suitable for your baby, and feel free to go to the store.