Note: Do at your own risk. Please monitor your child at all times. We made sure to monitor our baby while she was in the Pack ‘N Play to make sure everything was okay. Make sure that the fitted sheet is flat and tight and that there are no gaps.
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Does your baby hate being in the Pack ‘N Play? Ever wondered how to make a Pack ‘N Play more comfortable? We had the same exact problem. Joia (6 months old) absolutely hated being in it. She would only stay in it for about 5 minutes at a time and then be ready to get out of there! Her Pack ‘N Play mat is very thin and hard.
It’s not comfortable at all and I wouldn’t want to sleep on anything like that either. She usually slept in her Rock ‘N Play that is beside our bed, but she is getting way too long for that so we decided to transition her to the Pack ‘N Play which is also in our room.
We didn’t want to put her in the crib just yet overnight. She only sleeps in her crib for naps at the moment since it’s in the room with her sister. We still want to keep an eye on her at night and the Pack ‘N Play is the perfect way to do so for us, but how will we get her to sleep in it?
We tried putting her in it while she was asleep and she would wake up within minutes. There was no way that we could put her in there while she was awake. How can we make the Pack ‘N Play more comfortable? My husband had an idea that worked like a charm!
DIY Pack ‘N Play Mattress
If you want to make your Pack ‘N Play more comfortable for your little one…follow the steps below!
- Cut out four sections of the foam pad using the Pack ‘N Play mat as a guide
- Stack the four foam cutouts on top of the Pack ‘N Play mat
- Put the fitted play yard sheet over the foam and mat
- Place inside Pack ‘N Play and make sure it is flat and has no gaps
All done! Wasn’t that easy peasy? If you don’t want to do it yourself check out the Dream On Me Playard Mattress which is the #1 best seller on Amazon.
Watch the video below to see the steps above in action to make a DIY Pack ‘N Play mattress:
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Joia thinks the Pack ‘N Play is quite comfy now and doesn’t mind being in it at all. We put it right beside our bed and she can see us and we can see her perfectly. She sleeps in it the entire night. This works great for US! Do whatever works for YOU. This is just an idea we had for ourselves and it works like a charm.
Joia is old enough to roll over all kinds of ways in her Pack ‘N Play. She has no issues holding her head up or moving around in a way that she can’t make herself comfortable. She sleeps great in it and loves it now. Whatever you do, be SAFE and do what’s best for you and your baby!
Will you try this for your baby’s Pack ‘N Play? How well does your baby sleep in it? Did you make yours more comfy? How did you get your baby used to sleeping in the Pack ‘N Play? Share in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!