Monday, July 15, 2013

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat {Review & Giveaway}

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By the time Big Sister E was born, my husband and I had amassed just about all of the various types of baby gear available in stores. After all, how could we call ourselves excellent first-time parents if we didn't own every single thing out there?

While the result was that we felt prepared for just about any situation, it also meant that the house was crowded and a large number of items never really ended up getting used. They were too big or bulky or just altogether not necessary.

Instead, what would have made life tremendously easier was one item that could have taken the place of many. Something that would have provided safety, security and comfort for my baby while providing peace of mind, a little less stress for me (during both the day and night), and would bring a whole lot of convenience to being parents.

Something like the Pack 'n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat from Graco.

Graco Pack 'n Play

Inspired by the instincts and best intentions of a loving parent, the Graco brand of baby gear provides thoughtful, practical and dependable parenting solutions. From strollers and car seats to high chairs, playards, monitors and more, Graco's broad range of innovative products can help protect, nurture, comfort and soothe babies and children of all ages.

Having always been extremely impressed with the quality and durability of Graco's products in the past, I had no doubt that this Pack 'n Play Playard would be far from disappointing.

Graco playard

I had a moment's hesitation when removing the pieces from the box, as this Pack 'n Play already seemed to have quite a few more pieces than the one I had purchased nearly seven years ago when Big Sister E was born.

Surely this was going to take a great deal of time and effort putting it all together, right?

Graco playard assembly

Surprisingly, it didn't. In fact, Graco not only includes the full owner's manual in its own convenient pocket, but it has the instructions for set up and take down printed right on the back of the small mattress!

Graco Pack 'n Play instructions

In around 10 or 15 minutes, I had easily popped open and secured the base, assembled the bassinet, clipped the changing table attachment, Baby Basics Organizer, Enhanced Electronics Module with Vibration unit and Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat into place, and stepped back to see an amazing piece of gear (that I wished also came in my size).

Graco Pack 'n Play with Cuddle Cove review

Talk about features! Talk about convenience! Even my husband took one look at this Pack 'n Play and agreed with me that it was "fully loaded!"

In this first stage, it features the Vibrating Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat, which is perfect for gently soothing your newborn (under 3 months, 15 lbs. and unable to roll over) with the calming vibrations.

I love that the seat locks securely into place in the Pack 'n Play itself, while is also removable (with great carrying handles on either end) so that you can take it along into the next room.

Graco Cuddle Cove Seat

The adjustable and removable canopy is just right for keeping bright lights or sun away from your baby's eyes and the combination of the ultra-soft, cushioned, washable fabric and the gentle vibrations sure would put me to sleep throughout the day!

Graco Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat
The vibration unit sits safely underneath the seat but is conveniently controlled by the switch down by baby's feet.

When your little one isn't resting comfortably in the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat, moms and dads also have a handy place for quick diaper changes thanks to the included changing table.

Snapping into place quickly and popping right out with the press of a button, this changer is cushioned with a quilted edge, giving baby a soft place to lay while providing an alternative to continually kneeling down on the floor every time a clean diaper is needed.

Graco Pack 'n Play changing table

For use with babies under 25 lbs, I love that Graco made this changing table attachment a piece that can be reached for time and time again as your baby grows.

Even better, with the handy Baby Basics Organizer hooked on only inches away, you can easily grab a diaper, wipes, ointment and more without having to ever take a hand off of your baby.

Graco Pack 'n Play organizer

At the same time, offering the option of using the bassinet (a safe and simple way to raise the mattress from the bottom) is another way that this entire playard is made adaptable as your little one ages.

For use with babies under 15 lbs, the bassinet uses the same vibration unit as the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat to vibrate, so you have that extra option when soothing your newborn to sleep. Or, with the touch of a different button, your baby can also be appeased by five different nature sounds, entertained by music or more!

Graco Pack 'n Play music

Whether kept at Grandma's house, used at home on a different floor than the bedroom or simply in place of a traditional bassinet, this really is a great place for a little one to sleep comfortably and safely!

Graco Pack 'n Play bassinet

Once your baby has moved past the infant stages and is heading towards toddlerhood, all that you have to do is remove the bassinet and place the mattress at the bottom of the Pack 'n Play. There, your growing child can play or sleep safely at home or while traveling.

We brought our Pack 'n Play with us on numerous trips for Big Sister E and Little Sister B, as the portability couldn't be beat and knowing that we could pop it up in seconds and have a familiar, safe place for them to sleep while at a hotel made for a much more restful night for everyone.

Graco Pack 'n Play review

What more could you need?

The stylish colors (five patterns available); the easy set-up; the breathable mesh sides; the soft light that allows for checking on a baby without turning on a bright overhead light in the middle of the night; the vibrations that would have soothed Big Sister E; the nature sounds that would have been wonderful with Little Sister B... Graco really included it all.

Retailing for $219.99 (or 15% less on Amazon), the Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat is truly packed with all kinds of convenient features for parents/caregivers as well as babies. Plus, when it's not in use, the whole thing packs down (minus the additional pieces) into one compact carrying case for easy storage or travel.

portable playard

Find out much more about this and all of Graco's full collection of incredible baby gear by visiting GracoBaby.com and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be prepared to pamper their baby in luxurious sleeping, changing, relaxing, playing (and more), because...

One lucky person will win a Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat!

Pack 'n Play giveaway


A big thank you to Graco for providing a Pack 'n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

304 comments:

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Pastor Chris said...

I love the swing!!

Melanie said...

Love the vibrating cuddle cove! Looks perfect!

Kimmie said...

I love the removable rocking seat! What a neat feature and means one less piece of baby gear that you need.

Tamar said...

I like that it has a canopy.

Anne said...

Wow--so many great features, how can I choose a favorite? I think I'd have to say the soft light for checking on baby without waking her (or him) up, though. Genius.

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

What a great pack n play! I love the cuddle cove rocking seat!

Madeline said...

I absolutely love the cuddle cove rocking seat!

Jennifer McClearn said...

I love the detachable cuddle cove rocking seat I have never seen one of those before :)

Sandie said...

Oh my, where to even begin...this is the most functional pack and play I have ever seen! I love all of the features, but I'd have to say the soft light for checking on baby without waking him/her up.

Tiffany Schmidt said...

I love that the seat is it's own piece, so it can be transported easy. This is an amazing PnP!!!

Chelsea said...

I love that it has a changing table attachment

kelly thompson said...

I love that there are settings to keep the baby at peace

Katy said...

I love that the bottom moves up to create a bassinet!

Thanks!

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I love that you can remove the seat! I wouldn't need to buy a seperate baby seat :)

Em Ma said...

I like the removable bassinet and the easy set-up

Sean C said...

My favorite feature would have to be say the light for checking up on baby.

Kimberly said...

I like how the Cover Cove Rocking Seat vibrates.

wigget said...

i like the Vibrating Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat

Bella So Savvy said...

I love that it comes with a removeable rocking seat. I've never seen a pack 'n play with that feature. It's awesome because all babies love to be rocked!

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sherylssg said...

My favorite feature is the light enabling you to check on baby during the night.

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Christina said...

I love the rocking seat and that you can remove it and bring it from room to room. I also love the organizer.. great to have everything right there where you need it.

bloomerbear said...

Vibrating Rocking Seat

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thank you

Laura Miller said...

I love the Cuddle Cove! You can take it anywhere!

Faride said...

I love the removable rocking seat feature

Barker's Momma said...

I love the Vibrating Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat!

JannyBee said...

I love the rocking feature and this nana needs a bed for visiting grandvabies

Darlene said...

I like that it pops up in seconds

Mysharona said...

I like the easy setup

channallocks said...

i love the swing

Colleen Maurina said...

I really love that it comes with the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat and a bassinet feature!

Mijal Photography said...

I love the hook on baby organizer!

Allen said...

I love how it is compact with so many functions!

April said...

love the changing table feature!!!

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NSmith said...

Love the Baby Basics Organizer!

Leslie Galloway said...

I love that it has nature sounds built in. As a mom of one very colicky baby, that would help a ton!

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marcia goss said...

I like that it has a changing table.
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Stacey Roberson said...

I love the removable seat - great for keeping your little one next to you while he/she's sleeping.

Lloyd Family said...

i love the vibrating cuddle cove rocking seat!

Renee Lincoln said...

I love the vibrating cuddle cove and bassinet! Soooo hoping I win! Thanks for the chance! :-)

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Cuddle cove rocking seat. Definitely.

Stephanie Phelps said...

I love that the Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat fabric is machine washable - this so nice!

delaney's mom said...

the rocking seat! my pnp from 2007 doesn't have that! I want a new one!

delaney's mom said...

the rocking seat! my pnp from 2007 doesn't have that! I want a new one!

nickieisis3 said...

I love that the bottom moves up to create a bassinet!

Deal Bunny said...

the cuddle cove rocking seat is definitely my fave feature

Sandra Davis said...

i like the easy set up and the vibration to soothe the baby

Jennifer Marohn said...

I love the bassinet part. I hated having the separate bassinet when my daughter was born. Just too many things sitting around.

Carrie Phelps said...

I love the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat that vibrates!

The Florida Hogans said...

Easy set up

momtoem said...

I love the detachable cuddle cove rocking seat!!! I've never seen one of those before!

Alex Liz R. said...

I love the removable rocking seat!

Debra said...

Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat

Renee Walters said...

I love the removable rocking seat! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Kelly Disharoon said...

What a life saver this would be! I love the soft light so I can peep at the baby whenever I want :)

Sadie said...

I like the Baby Basics Organizer. Handy for changes.

lisamercy said...

i love the removeable rocking seat - very nice!

Hannah @Supermommy!...Or Not. said...

The removable rocking seat is an awesome idea!

Jennifer Q. said...

I love the bassinet, and the fact that it would be great for traveling!!

Kera Brown said...

The vibrations in the bassinet so soothing for baby!

Nikki Elkins said...

I love the vibrating cuddle seat

Klydra Pugh said...

I love it's multi functions
Thanks for the chance

April M said...

I like that it has many functions to replace a bunch of other gear.

BEFFY! said...

I love the rocking seat!

Phyllis said...

I love the changing table feature.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

detachable cuddle cove rocking seat
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Jessica said...

the do it all versatility

Treesa said...

I really like the detachable cuddle cove rocking seat

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Jill said...

I love the versatility!

mahnrafjtb said...

I love the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat. It is a great addition.

stacey sanchez said...

I love the versatility, transport-ability, the items included make it great for long term use! I'd love to win it, but plan on buying one soon!

Carolyn said...

Love the versitility!

Eddie B said...

The removable rocking seat is cool!

mythreekidsmom said...

I love the removable rocking seat.

Rosa said...

I love the rocking seat!

Brooke said...

the bassinet

Brooke said...

the bassinet

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the removable rocking seat

Beth said...

I love the idea of the Pack n' Play! So useful for our newest addition this fall.

sparkedcat said...

The vibration system is amazing. The technology for infants is growing so fast.

Julianne R said...

I like the baby basics organizer.

Chantel said...

The vibrating system...and the fact that it has the seperate rocker?

Love it. We're expecting our first in less than a month.

With money as tight as it is, I was skipping out on the pac n play, but would so love to win this!

Ryan said...

I love the diaper changing part. We don't have one and I know we would use the one on the pack and play.

Laura Aldridge said...

I love the vibrating rocker seat! We're expecting our first baby in a few months, and this would come in very handy!

Jennifer said...

Love the Rocking seat !

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Mary said...

Quick set up!

Katherine said...

i love the breathable mesh

CaliGirlHunting4Deals said...

Snapping into place quickly and popping right out with the press of a button is my favorite feature. I had a bassinet for my daughter that was such a pain to assemble and hard to put back away.

Jayna E said...

I love the portable rocking seat!

Kim said...

I like so many things but will choose that it has a bassinet.

mogrill said...

I like the rocking feature.
Thanks for the chance.
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Kisa 'Yuki' J. said...

I love the bassinet and the soothing vibrating chair area!

Karen said...

I love the Soft Light feature :)

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Nikki Strong said...

I love that it has so many features... The lights, music, vibration, removable rocker, changing bed, pockets on the side.... On top of being so well built in the first place. PLEASE pick me!

Kaila said...

I like that it has a sound feature.

Christine Denton said...

I love the removable cuddle cove and the light for checking on my little man!

Michele R. said...

I love the vibrating rocking seat and the music option for the bassinet. I have an old Graco pack and play- but it had none of the bells and whistles this one has. I'm due in September and would love to donate my old one if I won this one!

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I love the removable rocking seat!

Linda Kish said...

I like the Removable vibrating rocking seat

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Tara said...

Like the breathable mesh sides

Gina Wildorchid said...

I love the changing table attachment. Thanks for the chance to win!

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hdeanna69 said...

the rocking bassinet is awesome

Rachel Travis said...

Changing table and the breathable mesh :)

Lynda Del Castillo said...

I like that it has the detachable cuddle cove rocking seat.

Larry Johnson said...

I love that it has a built in bassinet and swing, by far the best pack and play Ive ever seen!
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elfqueen98 said...

I like the soft lighting, you never want to wake the baby.

Tara Martin said...

I really like that is have a vibrating feature for little ones. Vibration works wonders in a different chair we have, I would love it for bedtime too.

CricetJean Gentry said...

The pure versatility! It has everything! We are grandparents of 5 little girls, just had number 5! This would be perfect to keep at the house so mommy doesn't have to bring all that stuff and it packs up small and will fit in our closet when we are not using it. LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

Sarah said...

LOVE the cuddle cove rocking seat!!!

Natalie F said...

I love the " Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat" and that it vibrates. The changing area is cool too. It has so many great features, perfect for travel.

me in millions said...

looks so convenient. with baby on the way, this would be a lifesaver!

Dawn Monroe said...

I like the rocking chair and the easy set up and take down.

Katherine Beals said...

Easy Setup for sure

Ellen Anderson said...

I love the fact that it's high quality, convenient, easy to set up and many useful products in one!

Robert said...

The removable cuddle cove that can double as a bouncer. I love that it replaces multiple products.

mickeyfan said...

Love the soft light and nature sounds. So soothing.

CHRIS HOEY said...

Easy Setup for sure

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easy set up

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Nikki said...

rocking seat!!

Sarah Walker said...

I love the Vibrating Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat! I also love that the seat can be removed.

Cyndi Valerino said...

Definitely the easy set up!

Kayla said...

I love that all of the set up instructions are printed out on the pack 'n play.

Kathy Lane said...

I like all of the east setup,and all the stylish colors.

carlaboo11 said...

Ilike that the rocking seat is portable

ellie said...

Vibrating Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat is my favorite feature.

mecarolks said...

My favorite feature is the light enabling you to check on baby during the night.

Growl Tiger said...

I like that the rocking chair is portable.

Elizabeth Boese said...

I love that the one part is removable-- the rocker. How cool is that. Even the one we registered for (which I thought was awesome) didn't have that!

Helga said...

i like the changing table attachment, how convenient!

Emmy D said...

There's so much packed into one compact area - saving space like that would be a big bonus for me!

Danielle PB said...

I love the Cuddle Cove seat.

Amanda Boerst said...

I love the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat!

Nicole said...

I love that it grows with your child!

Stephanie Larison said...

I love the organizer! That is pretty convenient!

abby b. said...

I like the vibration feature for babies under 15 pounds.

abby b. said...

I like the vibration feature for babies under 15 pounds.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

Love the Baby Basics Organizer

Bernadette N said...

I love the removable vibrating cuddle seat!

Donna Pyszk said...

I love the Vibrating Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat

Kristina Nairn said...

I love the rocker, have never seen something like it before!

frugalistamommy said...

I love that it's only 25 pounds, so I won't break my bag lugging it around!

Jessyca said...

I think the removable rocking seat is a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for this giveaway and chance!

Teresa Young said...

I like the Changing Table Attachment - it will save this grandma from so much changing on the floor.

shirley said...

I like the removeable rocking seat.

Danielle Porter said...

Love the removable car seat!!!!!!!

Jammie Morey said...

Love that is also transforms into a bassinet.

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love that it can be used throughout the growth process. It is perfect that as my child grows, it can safety sleep and play in the unit because of being able to change out the mattress and bassinet.

Kelly Tillotson said...

the cuddle cove rocker is a great feature!
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freebiequeen15 said...

I love the handy baby basics organizers

tina reynolds said...

I think my favorite feature for sure is the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat

Angela Zimba said...

vibration unit as the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat to vibrate, so you have that extra option when soothing your newborn to sleep. Or, with the touch of a different button, your baby can also be appeased by five different nature sounds, entertained by music or more!

Jodi Holmes said...

Love that is also goes into a bassinet

Emily C said...

Honestly, I love the styles/patterms the most! So chic and cute!

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Carolyn said...

I LOVE the look of it. I would be happy having that in my living room!

Katy said...

I love the vibration unit and the cuddle cove rocking unit.

Clarissa Hooper said...

Vibrating cuddle clove rocking seat! What a feature!! Love this play yard.

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I love the Vibrating Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat.

lana said...

I love the rocker

Sara said...

I like the mesh sides.

blackjewels7 said...

I love that it can be easily stored in a bag. But more than anything I love the rocker that comes with it. That would be great for helping the baby fall asleep.

Jessica Ozburn said...

I love that it is a bassinet as well, and that it can be used for such a long time while your baby is little!

hallies_mom said...

I like that it vibrates like the small seat do when we first bought that - plus the music and everything else. I also like the extra 'seat' snap into place and you can take off the smaller seat to sit on the floor, thanks for this!

Natalie said...

Loving the removable rocking seat! Great feature!

Courtney B said...

wow removable rocking seat? thats the best part for sure!

K & K Reviews & Giveaways! said...

I love the detachable rocking cove!
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Michelle Lee said...

I love the removable rocking seat.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I love the storage on the side for diapers and wipes!

Robyn said...

I really like the changing table feature and that it goes up to 25lbs.

Monica said...

I love the changing table feature!

Brit Christianson said...

The changing table!

Krista Grandstaff said...

The rocking seat that vibrates... how amazing is this???!Everything together in one system... wonderful! Puts my old pack n play to shame!

Angelica M said...

I love that it packs up into a tiny little package, so it doesn't take up much room.

polly said...

I like that it can be used up to a toddler age...this would be awesome for our 3 week old grandson!

ginahull said...

I like the vibration/music unit on the bassinet.

bigbossross1 said...

The Vibrating Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat.

Terra H. said...

I like that it has five different nature sounds. Thanks.
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Sarah Harlow said...

I love that it vibrates!

Mikaela said...

I love the rocking seat!

mkjmc said...

I love the soft light

Kelly Urban said...

The cuddle cove

MaryAnn said...

I love the bassinet feature.

Nicole-Lynn said...

I like that the cuddle cove vibrates. That would be very soothing for the baby!

I'm expecting my first baby (girl!) this fall. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Elaine said...

I like the removable rocking seat!

Couponing with Christy said...

I like that it can be used as a bassinet when they are babies and play-pin when they are older.

Elvira Prunn said...

I love the removable seat.

meredith m said...

I really like the removable bassinet and how easy the set-up looks

jordancher said...

looks great

Saver Sara said...

I love the rocking seat.

Jessica Kesson said...

i love that it vibrates....vibrating puts baby to sleep lol

Kelly Amos said...

like the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat feature the best.

Kerry said...

I love the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat that vibrates, my infants always need that vibrating sensation to calm them down.

letthemcome1014 said...

it can be used for babies and as they grow to toddlers

dailymom said...

I love the removable rocking seat

Kristin sims said...

My favorite is the Vibrating cove rocker seat, thank you

Nikki said...

I love how easy it looks to set up/take down. :)

Gianna said...

The rocker seat.

Sarah VM said...

I like the vibration feature on the bassinet.

VanderbiltWife said...

When my daughter was a baby we had a PNP with a changing table, and I LOVED having one downstairs so I didn't have to trek upstairs every time she dirtied her diaper.

erika m said...

love that the seat is removable and sleeping baby can be ported from room to room easily

Sherry Conrad said...

I love that it replaces so many other pieces of baby gear- the removable rocking seat will probably be invaluable.

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