Playpen/ baby prison  …. YES OR NO? NO NO NO !  

 In principle it’s a great idea. You have something where you can put your baby when you want to use the toilet, tidy up, have a shower … In practice it’s a waste of money !  

 We bought nice wooden play pen quite quickly because Chloe started crawling at 6 months and also because her grandparents will be looking after her 3 days a week when I go back to work. It mean to be used whenever we need to leave the room and Chloe can’t go with us. 

 I have managed to have Chloe in it maybe twice without screaming. I have tried everything : putting all her favourite toys in it, leaving her there to cry so she understands that crying won’t change anything, going in to it with her to show how fun it is…. Nothing worked. 

 I have spend £200 pounds on something what is currently taking up a lot of space in my living room and is collecting dust! 

 Speaking to other mums I found out that most of them have been faced with exactly this same outcome ( I think that  there are only 2 babies who I know of that don’t mind being in a play pen). 

Based  on that I would not recommend buying one ! Or just buy a travel for which then you can use for traveling / playpen. 

 What’s is your opinion parents ???