So I thought I'd start browsing for baby needs and ran a quick search for playpens.
Well, let me just say the last time I bought a playpen was in 2005 and even used the same one for my DD2 in 2007 because it was pretty much in mint condition. It had an attachable thing for diapers and a raised base for infants/changing (which I never used). Now apparently playpens are created as if the child is going to live in them! They have insane storage on the sides that raises above the railing, a changing area, a basinette for baby, another raised level for infant changing, and the regular area. Some also have storage areas on or around the bottom and these HUGE canopy's for each section, and I'm pretty sure I saw one with a built in rocking swing LOL.
Does anyone else find the new playpens excessive?
All they really need now is rocket fuel so baby can just fly to the moon. Hahaha well, there's my rant. I am just having a hard time finding a NORMAL playpen -- saw maybe two or three.
Am I crazy? Are these things really more practical???? I just can't imagine!