11 February 2009

Attach floor mat toy bar to the playpen to keep babies busy

Hanging toys over the playyard

Here's how Emily keeps her baby occupied while she gets ready:

I use the bars from my baby’s floor mat on top of our playpen. This keeps my daughter entertained while I'm getting ready for work in the morning. There are toys hanging everywhere!

Great idea if you need a few minutes and are able to keep an eye on the setup.

Related: Pack 'n Play doubles as a play fort

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You know some ideas are so simple that you wonder why you never came up with it. Great job. Now if my little one was still that little. ( she went into a toddler bed just 2 nights ago. )

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