As a mom, I have used many different brands of travel cribs and play areas for my children. This month Joovy sent me their 2017 New Room Playard to review. Never before have I seen such a versatile product for a baby. The Joovy New Room has it all!
Joovy’s 2017 New Room is perfect for parents who would like to have their baby in their room without a lot of extra space and is great for taking on vacation. It has everything one would need from the first day home to the baby’s first few years. With Joovy’s 2017 New Room there is no need to buy a changing table, nor the need for diaper and wipe storage. Joovy truly has thought about everything a new mom would need with a playard.
Once you pop up the playard there is a detachable bassinet for babies up to 15 pounds that can be added to the top. There are Velcro sides to keep the corners flush with the playard as well as multiple side clips to ensure that the bassinet is sturdy and secure.
The bassinet is also the entire size of the playard so my daughter has plenty of space. My 2 month old is a big baby and is almost too long for our previous bassinet, but with the Joovy New Room, there is no way my daughter’s height will be an issue. I also love the fact that Joovy has included a very comfortable mattress sheet that works with both the bassinet and playard. The sheet is very soft, comfortable, and best of all, waterproof!
The Joovy New Room also comes with a detachable changing table that is very easy to wipe clean. I really like the fact that when it isn’t in use, you don’t have to remove and store it to keep it out of the way. (Eventhough, there is still plenty of room for your baby if you wanted to leave the changing table attached all the time.) The changing table can actually unclip and hang on the side of the New Room, which means there is no need to find an area in your home to store it when not in use and no need to spend extra money on an additional changing table. I loved this feature!!
Remarkably, this changing table holds babies up to 25 pounds which means it can still be used when baby grows into using the full playard space. My middle daughter didn’t reach 25 pounds until well after she turned two and there was no need for her to use a changing table any more. It also has an easy to wipe clean surface, so there is no need to purchase changing pad covers for this system!
On the same side of the changing table there is also a large pocket to store items! I liked using this pocket for easy access to burp cloths and spare receiving blankets. It is fabulous not having to go to her bedroom to find a new burp cloth.
On the opposite side of the New Room playard is a diaper station to hold everything you need for diaper changes and more. There is a space in the middle that I filled with diapers and two netted shelves on either side to hold the rest of your diaper changing needs. I used it for baby powder, rash ointment, and toys. There is also a shelf above that I used to store a wipes box. Joovy has thought of a space for everything we could possibly require!
There is no need to fold up the playard again simply to move into another room. Once again Joovy has read our minds and has made the New Room with wheels on one side to easily transfer the playard from one room to another! The Joovy New Room is great for on the go. It comes with a travel bag with separate compartments for the bassinet insert, changing table and diaper station, and main playard. It also has a handle to make carrying the travel bag easier.
I wish I knew about the Joovy New Room with my older two children. Not only would traveling have been made easier, I also would have saved a lot of money avoiding the cost of buying a separate basinet and changing table. My youngest daughter loves napping in the basinet and I am sure will love playing in the playard when she is older. Thank you Joovy for the opportunity to try and review this wonderful travel playard. This is the perfect gift for an expecting Mom. We love this product!
The Joovy 2017 New Room is $199.99 and can be purchased directly from Joovy.