My BIL, his wife, and their almost 2 year-old daughter booked their flights tonight to stay with us for a week at Thanksgiving (DH's side of the family is coming to town).
They are going to need a carseat and a Pack N Play while they're here. As their baby gift to us, they have offered to buy one of the items for us as long as they can use it for the week they're here.
My first choice is to have them purchase the car seat for us because a) I *know* we will need that once LO outgrows the infant carseat, and b) we know a couple of people with Pack N Plays so we may be able to borrow one for the week.
All along I've been feeling like we probably don't need a Pack N Play because we don't travel a lot and I'm hoping to use the crib from day one. However, I'm just curious as to how useful you have found your Pack N Plays to be? Maybe I should consider having them give us that instead and then just purchase our convertible carseat early myself?