Baby in Breeze playard

Does it sometimes feel like getting ready for a new baby requires you to make endless decisions about what you need and don’t need? There’s so much gear to choose from, and when you are brand new to parenting it’s hard to know what you’ll use and what you won’t.

There is one thing that is for sure: you’ll need a place where you can put your baby down to safely play, rest, or nap. That’s why a playard should definitely make it onto your must-buy list—especially if you plan to travel with your baby. 

Wondering what exactly a playard is? Playards are self-contained play and sleep spaces that can be folded up when not in use. They have a solid base and four mesh sides so you can safely set your baby down whenever you need a break. And unlike cribs, they’re lightweight and easy to move from place to place, making them a convenient go-to when space is tight or you’re traveling. 

Some playards, known as bassinet playard combos have attachments like changing stations and bassinets that add functionality. Unlike a freestanding bedside bassinet, a playard with bassinet has an attachment that sits on the rails of the playard to create a safe and secure bassinet for young babies to sleep in, and since it is made to fold up for storage, it’s easy to take a playard bassinet with you anywhere you go.

But useful as they may be, playards are not without disadvantages. Some are big and bulky, while others require you to perform acrobatics just to open and close them. The 4moms Breeze® Plus Playard and Bassinet and the 4moms Breeze® Go Playard were designed to avoid these serious drawbacks. A quick and easy one-handed open and close design and a streamlined, airy aesthetic make the 4moms playard models a great choice when you’re in the market for the best playard or best playard bassinet combo.

Baby laying in Breeze Playard

When—and Why—Playards Come in Handy

As the name implies, a playard is a great spot for your baby to play. With its fully enclosed mesh sides, you can put your baby down and still have a clear view of your little one from any angle at all times. That in itself makes a playard useful.

But a good playard offers more than just a place for your baby to play. It also provides a place for your baby to rest and nap—and most playards come with a handy travel bag so you can pack it up to take when you’re traveling so your baby has a safe and comfortable place to sleep wherever you are.

Some playards are designed to offer even more functionality, making them particularly useful for newborns and infants. These hybrid bassinet playard combos come with attachments that transform a standard playard into an all-in-one care station, complete with a bassinet and changing area. Like a standard bedside bassinet, a bassinet playard combo has breathable mesh sides so it’s a safe surface for your baby to sleep on.

The difference between a bassinet and a bassinet playard is that a bassinet is a dedicated sleep space in your home while a bassinet playard can be easily taken anywhere you need your baby to sleep when they can’t sleep in their bassinet.

Wondering which 4moms playard is best for you and your family? That depends on the age of your baby and how you’ll use it.

If all you need is a safe place to put your baby down, the Breeze GO is a beautifully designed playard with breathable mesh sides that’s perfect if you need a safe and sturdy spot for your baby to play or sleep. It features our signature easy, one-handed setup and comes with a convenient travel bag so it’s simple to pack up and take on the go.

If you have an older baby who doesn’t need a bassinet, the Breeze GO is a great option. If you’ve got a newborn, consider the Breeze Plus, our fully loaded playard bassinet model, which has all the features of the Breeze GO plus a removable bassinet and a detachable flip changer that transforms the playard into a changing station and portable bassinet for your baby. This comparison chart explains the differences between the two models.

Whichever model you choose, as with any baby gear, it’s important to follow safety guidelines to protect your baby and keep them safe:

  • Set up the playard on a firm, flat surface, and do not elevate it.
  • Don’t use the playard for more than one baby at a time.
  • Be sure the base is completely flat and locked in place before you put your baby down in the playard.
  • Keep pillows, blankets, and plush toys out of the playard until your baby is a year old.
  • Only use sheets made by the manufacturer; other sheets may not fit tightly enough and could pose a risk to your baby.
  • Never leave your baby unattended while playing in the playard.
Breeze Plus playard

What is the Best Bassinet Playard Combo?

At 4moms, we revolutionized playard design with our unique, one-handed “one push open, one pull close” design and accessories that turn the 4moms Breeze® Plus Playard and Bassinet into an all-in-one care station that adapts to your baby’s needs throughout the day, from birth until they reach 30 pounds.

These are the features that make the Breeze Plus the best bassinet playard combo:

  • Bassinet: The removable bassinet provides a soft and secure space to lay your baby down. As your baby grows, simply remove the bassinet so your baby can use the playard for relaxing and playing.
  • Flip changer: Transform the playard into a changing station with the flip changer, which provides a convenient place for diaper and clothing changes. And when you’re done, you can just flip it out of the way so you can easily access the playard space.
  • Water-resistant 2-in-1 mattress: Never worry about leaks, drips, and diaper blowouts! The playard mattress is water resistant so liquids can be wiped away.
  • Streamlined, airy design: Whether they’re playing or sleeping, you always have a clear view of your little one through the playard’s breathable mesh sides.
The 4moms Breeze® Plus Playard and Bassinet is designed to grow with your baby: the bassinet can be enjoyed from birth to 18 pounds, the flip changer up to 25 pounds, and the playard until 30 pounds.

Make The Best Choice for Your Baby

New parents have a lot on their hands. That’s why 4moms created playards and bassinet playard combos that can lighten the load by providing a safe space for your baby to sleep and play.

Whether you just need a safe place for your baby to play and rest or need the enhanced functionality of the 4moms Breeze® Plus Playard and Bassinet, our playards are the best choice for you and your baby. Thanks to our effortlessly easy “one push open, one pull close” design, 4moms playards make your life a little easier, whether you are traveling with your baby or just need an extra place for them to sleep and play at home.