Playard vs. Bassinet: Mom's Guide

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the distinctions between a playard, a bassinet, and a Pack 'N Play.

A bassinet, a baby cot, usually has a hood and wheels. Some sit on stands, some on the floor. Most babies outgrow bassinets within 3 months. Graco's "Pack 'N Play" sleeping and play compartment folds for travel or storage.

Bassinet vs. Pack-N-Play

A bassinet, small and portable, suits newborns up to 3 months, offering a cozy space for early adjustment. In contrast, a crib, larger and stationary, remains in the baby's room until the child is around 2-3 years old.

Bassinet vs. Crib

A playpen offers a simple, secure play and sleep area for your child, while a playard has added features like a removable bassinet, changing station, toys, and lights. A bassinet is solely for sleeping and is usually half the cost of a playard.

Playpen Vs Bassinet

Consider your needs: Playard for versatile use, bassinet for early sleep, and crib for long-term comfort. Factor in space, budget, and safety for the best choice.

How do you choose a playard, bassinet, or crib?

Favorite bassinet-equipped playards

Get this bassinet. Click the image to buy!

I hope you learn valuable insights from this article on choosing between a playard and a bassinet. It emphasizes factors such as space, portability, safety, and the child's age.

tips and tricks at


Playard vs. Bassinet: Mom's Guide