Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Review: Safety 1st S1 Satellite Premier Playard

S1 by Safety 1st Satellite Premier Playard – Pegasus
Babies R Us - $159.99

Features as listed on the Safety 1st website:

                My Neat Storage features 3 roomy shelves and an easy-access hamper for laundry or toy.  Hamper is removable and washable
                Starry Night Mobile with rotating plush toys, twinkling lights and a nightlight, and classical and sing-to-me songs
                Elevated changing table keep baby easily within arm's reach during changing
                Innovative, visible SecureTech™ lock lets you know play yard is in the properly locked position
                Comfortable bassinet for baby’s nap time with easy snap-on bars and breathable mesh
                Stop or Go wheels: Lift to Go or push down to Stop

Personal Review:

The Satellite Premier Playard took less than 10 minutes to put up! Since I had a big pregnant belly at the time, my husband put it together and had no problems at all.  After we completely set it up, we folded it up and followed the directions on how to put it into the travel bag.  It is a little heavy to carry in the bag as it does not have wheels like some of the other brands, but it fit well and was nice and compact. 

After having the playard put together, I realized how easily the bassinet snaps in and out, making the playard perfect for either a newborn baby or a toddler.  The bassinet was sturdy and easily held my 25lb dog even when he was trying to walk from one side to the other and had it shaking around.  Another feature I liked was that it seemed to have some cushion.  Some of the others I compared to at the store were hard as a rock and I wanted something more comfortable for my baby. 

The storage is not enough for all of my supplies but enough to keep a few things out and right there at hand when using the changing table.  The changing table is very sturdy, held by small metal poles that also help to hold the storage in place.  My little boy is now 1 month old and seems to almost take up the whole length of the changing table, so I do not know how easy it will be to use once he is even bigger.  

Overall, the price was reasonable, the playard is easy to put together and take down, is sturdy and has some great extra features that many other playards do not have.   

Photo Courtesy of Safety 1st
In no way was this review sponsored by Safety 1st