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Babies don't come with a lot of baggage -- but they should! Get the lowdown on the baby gear you need in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- JMPA logo
- Padding on the top and corner rails
- Sturdy construction
- Safe mesh
- Registration card
Check for recalls
Check for recalls at cpsc.gov. Look for a JMPA logo on the playpen to ensure the proper safety standards are up to date.
Protect your baby from injury
Protect your baby from injury with padding on the top and corner rails.
Make sure the playpen is sturdy
Make sure the playpen is sturdy and will not tip over if the child leans on it.
Choose a play pen with safe mesh
Choose a playpen with mesh sides that have holes no bigger than 1/4 inch.
Buy a playpen that folds up
Buy a playpen that folds up and fits in a carrying case for easy transport.
Send in the manufacturer's registration card
Send in the manufacturer's registration card to receive recall notices.