Playpens can be a fun, comfortable and interactive space. Here are some creative ways to make this safe space wonderful and entertaining:

Invest in a well manufactured, sufficiently sized, sturdy playpen
Invest in a good play matt.  Play matts provide great insulation, both from hard and cold floors. They are easy to clean and can prevent hard bumps from baby falling backwards or forwards for that matter.  Play matts also provide a non slip surface to place your playpen on.  There are some great interlocking, affordable play matts available at West Pack Lifestyle.  If you are looking for something a little more high end and chic, check out Tayla Jean Play Matts
Always have at least one of your little ones’ favourite items in the playpen, it can be a soft toy, a blankie or pacifier.
Hang colourful toys from the top bar; the same ones you would use on a pram, if it doesn’t have an attachment goodie, then you can use a cable tie (just make sure you cut the cable tie and burn the sharp bit where you have cut it to make scratch proof) Tip: Try find a toy that has a mirror, babies love seeing and talking to themselves in mirrors.
Spend some time with your little one in the playpen, this is important so that they don’t feel abandoned.
By enforcing all the above, many positive associations towards the playpen are formed, and your baby will love playtime in the playpen.
A playpen can also encourage your baby to stand by lifting themselves up and being able to stand with the support of the side panels and the non-slip play matts underneath.

Disclaimer: Don’t ever leave your little one alone in a playpen for prolonged periods of time.  This will cause anxiety and create a negative association towards the playpen.

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Dreambaby Royale Converta 3-in-1 Playpen Gate

R2,895.00

Dreambaby Royale Converta 3-in-1 Playpen Gate

R2,895.00

The Dreambaby Royale Converta 3-in-1 Playpen Gate is a versatile, convenient and cost effective way to keep your child safe in any area of the house. It provides a large, sturdy and comfortable play area with easy access for an adult through the built in gate.

Box includes:  1 x Dreambaby Royale Converta 3-in-1 Playpen Gate. Also includes optional wall brackets to hardware mount it into place when used as a long gate.

  • Dimensions when used as a long gate: 3.8m wide and 74cm tall
  • Dimensions when assembled as a playpen: 1037 (W) x 1350 (L) x 740 (H) mm

The Dreambaby® 2 Panel Royale Converta® Extension (can be purchased separately) quickly and easily turns your 6 panel Play-Pen Gate into an 8 panel Play-Pen Gate.
Extends length of Dreambaby Royale Converta 3-in-1 Playpen Gate to 4.9m

Important before purchasing any gate: Take proper measurements, also remembering to take the skirting into account.

♥  Shipped and at your door in 2-3 working days! Courier Fees Apply from R85 (JHB/Midrand/PTA) – Other regions in South Africa vary

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2 Panel Royale Converta Extensions

R845.00

2 Panel Royale Converta Extensions

R845.00

The Dreambaby 2 Panel Royale Converta Extensions quickly and easily turns your 6 panel Playpen/Gate into an 8 panel Playpen/Gate. Extends length of Playpen/Gate to over 4.9m

Size: 2 panels = 126 cm in total

✓ Box includes: 1 x Dreambaby 2 Panel Royale Converta Extension

Important before purchasing any gate: Take proper measurements, also remembering to take the skirting into account.

♥  Shipped and at your door in 2-3 working days! Courier Fees Apply from R85 (JHB/Midrand/PTA) – Other regions in South Africa vary

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