This thing is utterly essential to our multiple-children-under-2 kinda life. We regard ourselves as experts on playards, and this is the one we recommend to all of our expecting friends. We love that it combines the best in durability with handy, money-saving versatility to save parents from having to buy multiple playards for every stage. We’ve already switched Sidekick from the playard’s bassinet to the hanging basket as he’s grown, and he now uses the space to practice flopping from front to back. When it’s not in use for that, it serves as a handy space to plop Some Boy when he’s feeling a little too rowdy.