We got the kidco plus for a trip to Europe with our three year old. It's a snap to set up and fold back into the bag. We introduced it as a "tent" and let him get used to it at home before the trip and he's sleeping great in it.
Unfortunately mine came a bit twisted so it won't stay perfectly upright, but Overstock is sending me a new one without question! Thank goodness because I am in love with this product, what a simple and great idea to solve my dilemma - I have a very wiggly and strong 7 month old that outgrew his bassinet by about month 4 and we pushed it until month 5 or so just at nighttime because we are living in TINY quarters right now and have no space for an actual crib. After searching and searching for a good solution since he has crawled for over a month now and will not stay still for anything, I decided to try this, hoping it'd be safe and secure enough for him. It's wonderful, he might be able to rip the screen as a toddler (but by then should know better right?) but now he just likes to feel it and put his face against it if it's in there wide awake. But for naps and nighttime he does wonderfully, no fussing or attempting to get out, it seems calming and secure for him. He knows where the zipper is and how that works already so that's my biggest worry, that he'll figure out how to get that open one day, so might need to figure out a way to secure it if so. And his 2.5 year old sister likes to "jail break" him and leave the screen open when I'm not watching, but again little man just stays in there mostly, happy as a clam. I have to add that I do use this against the manufacturers notice, he's under a year old and I put it up on my bed for naptime or on our fold down couch for nighttime, but it's heavy enough it's never shifted or moved. And those notices are like so many other for baby products, I don't even understand why a baby under 1 year isn't supposed to use this. Like I said, it's awesome for travel as well, used it last weekend at a family picnic on the grass, kept him off the dirt and away from all the things he'd shove in his mouth, and a safe semi-quiet place for him to nap.
The PeaPod styles are so unique but the PeaPod Plus is the best model because it is rated for children up to 5 years of age and larger than the base model. We love ours and I highly recommend it!
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