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1 or 2 pack n' plays?

Should I register for 1 or 2 pack n' plays?
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Re: 1 or 2 pack n' plays?

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    Definitely 2!  At first, we used one downstairs for naps and the changing station. We used one upstairs as a bassinet.

    Now we use one downstairs as a play pen, and one upstairs for naptime. My babies started to wake each other during nap time, cutting each other's nap short, so the 2nd pack and play is set up and used everyday.

    We have also used both this summer when we went on vacation, did not want to use hotel cribs.

    What I would recommend is registering for 2 basic pack and plays. We got 2 with all the bells and whistles and didn't need all the extra features. We never used the newborn napper. We did use the changing station for a bit. Ours also had music, vibrations, lights, etc, we could have gone without that.

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    I'd say two, because we had three that we used when we'd travel.
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    imagepea-kay:
    I'd say two, because we had three that we used when we'd travel.

    ditto.. we haven't traveled yet, but that is what we are going to use when we do next month.  I agree with not getting ones with all the bells and whistles.  The one we used a lot and the other was on the second floor and I never used the changing table or bassinet because everything is on our first floor. 

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    Depends on how you plan on using them.  We didn't have any until DDs were 6 months old and then we got two for traveling, and those were both used.  We only have a one story house though and DDs did most of their sleeping/napping in bouncy seats, swings, and their crib.  I agree with not getting all the bells and whistles...you just need the basics and the rest just takes up storage space.

    If you plan on doing a lot of traveling, I suggest looking into some type of travel cot--we have the Phil and Ted ones and they are smaller and lighter to travel with.  There are other kinds that are similar and less expensive too.  If I knew DH was going to get these, I wouldn't have even bothered with pack n plays. We did have one set up in our main room for a while as a baby containment alternative to the jumperoo, but we didn't use it much and easily could have done something different.     

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    I bought two cheapies without the changing tables on them.  Haven't used them yet but, everyone here said definately two.  I will be able to separate them if need be.

     

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    I am so glad this was posted!  I was going to ask the same question this morning!  I only have a 1 floor house, so I wasn't sure if we needed 2.  When the babies first come home, can they sleep in 1 together in our room or should I  be getting two with the bassinet?   We aren't planning on purchasing bassinets due to space issues, but plan on having two cribs.  How early did you start put the babies in the crib?

     When the babies get older, so you actually use the playard?  If so, what for?   (Clearly, I'm a first time mom and don't know too much about raising children!  At least I know how to change diapers!)

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    I bought two cheapies without the changing tables on them.  Haven't used them yet but, everyone here said definately two.  I will be able to separate them if need be.

     

    this... we didnt have any PNP for a while but when i went to visit my mom and dad the LOs had just learned to roll and would wake each other up on the mattres we had set up for them not to mention i didnt get a wink of sleep bc i was too nervous they would fall.  so we bought 2 cheap ones.  Now the LOs nap in them everyday.  they need to be seperated eventually so it cant hurt to have 2, early on you can use 1

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    Thank you!  I think I'll be getting two -- even if I find that I don't use both, I can always leave one at my parents or in-laws house so I don't have to transport it all the time. ;)

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    Does anyone have experience with the double PNP designed for twins?

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    imagepea-kay:
    I'd say two, because we had three that we used when we'd travel.

    Ditto, that is what we still do when we travel. Even now that they are almost 2, I just put extra blankets down so it is more comfortable for their larger bodies.  

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    Thank you!  I think I'll be getting two -- even if I find that I don't use both, I can always leave one at my parents or in-laws house so I don't have to transport it all the time. ;)

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    Exactly! I would get two. I do have one with a bassinet and changing table that goes up to 25 lbs (so I can still use it at 19m!) but it was only $69.99 on albeebaby. I think it's handy to have one like that and one basic one.
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    Two here as well.  We used the bassinets on both, but we only really used the changing table on one of them (the one we liked better, we got two different styles).  We have a 2 story house, but kept both PNPs on the ground floor, as our nursery is upstairs.  That way we had places for naps and/or changing both places.
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    I say two!  We registered for one and got it and the ended up buying another one on our own shortly after they were born.  We have traveled with them multiple times and they are great, and one would not have been enough.  You could always register for two and then if you don't get both buy another one later either new or used.  
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