Really happy with this playpen - and it doesn't feel like 'baby jail'!
We're really happy with our Jolly KidZ Magic Panel Playpen. We bought it second hand, and the plastic is really easy to clean. The bright colours are great and it doesn't feel like you're putting your little one in 'baby jail' because there's lots of space for them to look through (no bars or mesh). Ours has the extension pack, and we have it set up in a rectangle 7 panels x 4 panels (about 188cm x 111cm) with a couple of panels left over. It creates a decent sized space for our mobile-but-not-yet-walking son to play in, and we use it with a fo...am play mat underneath. Not having a gate has been the only drawback, as you need to be able to climb over the panels to get in to the playpen or bend over them to lift your little one out if they're not standing yet. The panels are about 2ft or 61cm high, which is actually quite difficult if you have a bad back or knees. Other than that, we're very happy and would recommend the playpen to friends and family.
Not so great
I do like that you can add panels to get a larger playpen but it is very light and our active baby 6-12 months old would use it to stand up and the whole thing would move. We had it set up on a playmat and improvised double side strong tape to hold it to the ground but then it is not easy to clean the inside if you can't move it. So far I haven't found a practical solution for a playpen and our toddler doesn't like to be left inside it alone anyway. I used piece of this playpen now to secure a safe space in our living room and it is kind of working out for us. At least it looks pretty rather than a white gate!
I did a lot of research trying to find the perfect play pen. I was after one that could be left outside, I could see what the babies are doing, was adjustable in size and easy to store. This had it all,
We love this playpen for the versatility, the durability and the price! It can be hard to put together but I see this as positive because then it won't come apart and the colours are nice and bright for kids to look at, there is no corners so you can just purchase another whole play pen to add into it to make it larger which we have done. Ther...
Not so fussed
I thought this would be great! but its not. So hard to put together and my 5 month old would move the whole thing around when he lent on it. Its so light my 18month old actually flipped the whole thing over.. i am pretty dissapointed. would be ok to use outside on the grass but definately indoors on hard floors
Too hard to put together.. flimsy
For what it's worth, the magic panel system is a GREAT idea for it's ability to customise it's shape but just does not deliver in construction, strength and ability to do it's job.
I can see what it needs to be a fantastic product with a few minor tweaks in it's design. I could also fix the problems with a few products from the hardware shop, but I shouldn't have to.
Returning first thing tomorrow.
The concept that you can customise the size and shape to basically fir ANY situation is fntastic, the colours are great for lit...
This is a great choice for a kids playpen. At first I was not sure about even getting one, but this has worked a treat. The "magic" panels are great as they click together and cannot break , twist or snap..it is very sturdy material. It has fun colours and is open enough that your little one can see through :)
It's a great size that you can put in all sorts of shapes.
Flexible and worth the money
Hard to clip in at first....
Great Playpen - can be made to any size!
Love this playpen - we had a smaller playpen and we wanted a bigger one for our little one so she had plenty of space - it's brilliant. We bought the larger one, which is 2 playpens and I've put it together to fit our rug in the loungeroom - we've got tiles so when she was starting to cruise, and she wanted something to hold onto, at least when she fell, it was a soft landing on the rug.
It's a bit hard to put the panels together, but that is good, but I called the manufacturer and they said there was a tip - lift the panels into eachother, an...
One of a kind. Great item.
Really love this playpen. Noticed the bad report below. I contacted Jolly KidZ and they said there was a problem with the join when first released to market, but since then they changed the design to the current model. The join is very strong now (infact its quite hard to put together ... but for good reason). Really versatile with different shapes and designs. love it.
can make into any shape or size. bright colours
hard to put together, BUT it needs to be so kids cannot break apart (there is a technique to put it together easily)
Questions & Answers
How to pull apart and put together
I have the jolly kidz 4 sided wooden pp. can you please send me the assembly instructions?
How do you put together I am having trouble is there a trick to this?
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