Joovy Room Playard with Bassinet, Changing Table and More ~ Review

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, August 14, 2012


When it comes to finding high quality, practical baby gear, I've learned that Joovy is a company I can count on! If you've been reading here for a while now, you know I'm a big fan of this U.S. based company that manufactures premium family gear. With a goal to create high quality, useful, attractive and fun products, Joovy offers a large selection of strollers, high chairs, toys and more! They are committed to service and making life easier for busy parents, what more could a parent ask for?! 

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to review a couple of Joovy products. I have found them to be a step above the rest in quality, practical design and making my life easier as a busy mom. That's why I couldn't have been happier to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review the Joovy Room Playard in black!
  • Playard weighs 34 lbs.
  • Dimensions unfolded - 34"H x 35.5"W x 49"L
  • Playard Minimum Age/Maximum Height - Birth/35"
  • Removeable full-size bassinet holds infant up to 15 pounds
  • Large Parent Organizer with Maximum Weight of 9 lbs
  • Removeable changing table supports baby up to 25 lbs and is easy to clean
  • Contemporary, sleek design
  • Includes a high quality bassinet/playard sheet
  • Made with durable and stain resistant materials
  • Night light and integrated music center with MP3 (iPod connection)
  • Removeable changing table with vinyl-top supports baby up to 25 lbs.
  • Available in 3 color choices
A playard is one of those must-have items for families with little ones, and the Joovy Room is second to none! They have gone above and beyond offering superior quality, convenience and features that I haven't found anywhere else. With multi-purpose usability, this full-feature nursery center is a bassinet, changing station, and playard all in one

When the Joovy Room Playard arrived, I was excited to check it out. Upon pulling it out of the box, I found everything included, including a user-friendly instruction manual.

As a busy parent, I appreciate products that are easy to put together. Thankfully, I found that to be true with this playard. I began by assembling the playard. In no time at all I had locked the side rails into the up position and had the floor pushed down. When used in this position, all one needs to do is set the mattress inside the playard with the soft side up and velcro it down.
Included was also a 100% cotton sheet that works in the bassinet or playard floor. I can't tell you how incredibly soft this sheet it is! I could tell right away that it was the softest, best quality playard sheet I've come across.

We use the Joovy Room in the Playard position a lot now. Caysen is a little boy on the go, and there are times I need to keep him in one place to play so that I know he is safe. This is especially true while I'm making dinner, doing laundry, etc. The best part is, he absolutely loves it! I put a few of his toys in with him and he loves to sit and play. It's spacious enough for him to move around comfortably, and keeps him safe which is of the utmost importance!

I was impressed right from the start with how nice of a size the Joovy Room is. Measuring 34"H x 35.5"W x 49"L unfolded, it doesn't take up a lot of room, but is still a nice size for him. And, with two wheels it makes it easy to move it around from room to room.

As I said, we use the playard to give Caysen a safe place to play at times, but it's also the perfect travel companion as well! Folding down to a convenient size in a handy carrying case, we'll be able to take this with us on trips easily! We are actually taking two mini vacations over the next month, and I'm looking forward to having a safe, comfortable place for Caysen to sleep! The playard will be absolutely perfect for this. Designed for children up to 35", I could easily use it with my 2 year old and have him sleep in it if I ever needed to as well.

Of course, playards are also great for younger babies too! The Room is versatile, offering not only a high quality playard, but also a removable full-size bassinet that holds an infant up to 15 pounds! Although Caysen is a couple of pounds over this now, I still wanted to set it up and be able to tell you just how simple it was.

To assemble the bassinet, I first took the mattress out of the bottom of the playard and set aside. I then took the bassinet and attached it to the playard using the plastic rail attachments, slid in the bassinet side rail tubes, pulled it over the side rail and secured it, and then slid in the support tubes. Once the bassinet was in place, I put the mattress into with the soft side facing up. There are four square Velcro attachment points which keep it secure in the bassinet. It really took no time at all, and it was ready to go.

This would be perfect for use with a newborn when they're still sleeping in their parents' bedroom, or sleeping away from home. It's spacious and seems to be a comfortable place for any small baby. We have a couple of nieces who are within this weight limit, and I know the next time they are visiting, it will be a great place for them to take naps.

The changing table is another feature that adds to the versatility of this product. It can be used with or without the bassinet and holds a baby up to 25 lbs. Once I had it assembled and attached to the playard securely, I was happy to see what a nice size it is. Not only that, but it seems comfortable and has a vinyl top (not fabric) so it's super easy to wipe clean. We've been able to use this several times with Caysen and love how easy it makes diaper changes. This is another thing that will come in very handy when away from home.

And, when it comes to keeping all of our baby items like diapers, wipes, diaper creams, etc organized in and all in one place...the Joovy Room makes it easy with the large parent organize. It is the biggest available on a playard, offering 9 storage compartments (including a hard plastic top for wipes) and holds up to 9 lbs. of nursery items!! It is amazing and something I have not found with any other playard. I love it!! We have been keeping diapers, wipes, diaper cream and burp clothes on it, and there's still a lot more room for other things too!

I have been truly impressed with how compact the Joovy Room is, not to mention the amazing features that make it so functional and practical for busy parents. It includes so many unique features, including a built-in nightlight and integrated music center with MP3 (iPod) jack with speaker that make it every parent's ideal playard. This allows you to play your personal playlist or music built in so your child can enjoy playing or sleeping to his/her favorite tunes. There's an auto-off timer and convenient pocket where the MP3 device can be placed. Joovy even included the necessary wire which I thought was fantastic as well!

As you can tell, Joovy has impressed me once again! The Room has a sleek and stylish appearance, as well as a convenient and functional design that makes it versatile and perfect for parents and their little ones. Aside from the many unique features, Joovy's top-notch quality is what sets the Room apart from other playards I've come across. They use the highest quality fabrics on the market...super strong, durable and stains me peace of mind that this is something we'll be able to use for a long time!

I would definitely recommend the Joovy Room to other parents with little ones. Its compact design and portability make it great for at home or on the go.

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Buy It: The Joovy Room Playard retails for $269.99 and is available in three colors.

**The product for this review was provided by Joovy. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.**


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