Kenzo spends a lot of time chilling and hanging with his toys on the play mat. A few weeks ago, he started rolling from his back to tummy. But he would get stuck on his tummy, which he hates, and call out to me to flip him. Which I would. And then he'd flip back to his tummy again, cry, and I'd flip him back again. Repeat. MANY times a day... But last night, as I was sitting on the sofa doing my thing on the internets, I saw him in one fluid movement go from back to tummy and kept on going to his back - WOW! Impressive! Except this amazing sideways 360 degree roll landed him completely off the nice and padded play mat and his head thumped right on the hard wood floor. $H!T Thankfully he was just fine, didn't even cry. What a tough guy I have!!
This morning I was on a mission to make a safe place for him to play and hang out now that he's rolling and will be sitting soon enough. I got out the Chicco Pack 'N Play from my sister and assembled it. Surprisingly it was pretty easy despite not having a manual. I didn't bother assembling bassinet or changing table, since he's surpassed that weight limit by now! But I couldn't figure out how the overhead dangly toys thing worked, maybe it's meant to fasten into the bassinet. And also, there is some random bar right in the middle of the pack 'n play which would hurt if he layed on it. So, I decided to put his play mat (and a towel for more cushioning) INSIDE the pack 'n play. Totally ignoring the warnings about not putting anything in there except the official pack n' play mattress because of risk of suffocation, but he can lift his head an won't be sleeping in there, and I won't leave him unattended.
Another lucky point is that it's JUST narrow enough to fit through our door frames, so I can bring him into the kitchen while I'm cooking or during dinner!
Play Mat, meet Pack 'N Play ^_^
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