Good but has safety concerns
We own the 6 panel Vee Bee Play Yard and our have 6 month old baby has been in it for a few weeks.
It's quite spacious due to its hexagonal shape.
Assembling was not that tricky.
See through mesh allows parents to monitor the baby while being outside of the play yard.
Bottom mat isn't thick enough.
Seriously, for the price...?
For the amount of money you pay to get this new, it should be so much better than this. Thankfully I got mine off eBay. Yes it does the job to provide a space for your little one. However, if you don't have soft flooring do not bother, because the mat provides no padding whatsoever! I had to put a lot of foam mat underneath the mat on my tiled floor.
And I notice it shrinks/lost its shape after washing? It also does not secure enough to the mat/floor. No gates. Velcro is useless, my babe can easily undo the velcro, and then the zip that covers...
Excellent Playpen, but has some significant improvements needed!
I purchased this playpen when my son was 6 months old and when he wasn't a curious and determined toddler it was great. As soon as he worked out he could lift the sides off the mat and remove the Velcro connecting strips I realised that it had some flaws. It would have been much better if the mat had been better integrated into the design. Also not being able to also use it as a square is a little disappointing. Made the mistake of machine washing the mat and it shrunk significantly. Babies and toddlers have a habit of being able to make a mess...wherever they are, and hand washing is not the most practical care solution. I had to place the playpen on interlocking foam squares to prevent him hurting himself when he fell down - not every house has carpeted floors, especially not in common living areas. Hopefully the next model will put some further thought into these areas. Good overall design. Doesn't look like a cage. Velcro is convenient, but no match for toddlers. Much more significant padding in mat and better system to secure base to playpen.
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Nothing special nothing terrible
After reading the reviews, and not wanting to put bub behind bars, we went out and got a 6-sided VeeBee. After all the hype we were quite excited. However, our excitement quickly died away as we put it up.
The sides are 3 sets of 2 folding 'walls'. The walls are a metal tubular frames with a fabric/mesh taught 'panel'. When connecting the sides you slot the tubes (sprung nipples pop out of holes to keep the tubes connected), do up a zip and bring the panels together with velcro. The floor is a hexagonal canvas-feel lined cloth with velc...o for elastic straps with yellow plastic clips on that clip onto the wall corner-bars. Negatives. 1. It is really fiddly to put up/take down. Getting the walls up is quite easy as they just slot into each other. But zipping the panels is really difficult as you need to stretch them together and then bring the zip together and do them up. We now do it with one of use holding the panels together and the other doing the zips. 2. Velcro everywhere. When will baby/toddler equipment designers realise that velcro and baby/toddlers do not mix. The fisrt thing our 1yo does now when we put her in it is go round undoing all the velco. We have a pile of ruined wool clothing that the velco has eaten. And some of the velcro doesn't even line up - on the walls the velcro that connects the top-tube flap has the vertical bar in the way! Also the velcro that connects the elastic floor straps just comes away too easily.
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I am really disappointed with this product it was going to be a more sophisticated design - I have the 2009 new model. Compared to wooded ones that can be folded or put to the side in an instant this requires a major effort to put away. Consequently, our entire lounge is toy pit now. I guess if you had a dedicated play area this would not be a big problem.
Look,mesh sides and soft play mat.
Expensive. Just got this and am totally unimpressed the bottom attaches with a flimsy Velcro tab which keeps detaching. The bars are also covered with Velcro flaps - baby thinks trying to open this is more fun than her toys.
Questions & Answers
Hi, does anyone know if you can buy the clasps that attach the play mat to the playpen?
Thanks for the question, unfortunately we no longer stock that product, as well as the spare parts that come with it.
Can you add more panels to the 6 side panel play yard
How many white poles dose the four sided play pen need? Can you buy more
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