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Summer Infant Pop ‘N Play Water-Resistant Playard

Last updated: January 11, 2023


This playard can be set up either indoors or outdoors, making it a versatile solution. The lightweight "pop-and-fold" design is designed to allow you to set it up and break it down in a matter of seconds. It has mesh sides to encourage airflow and a water-resistant canvas floor that will keep your baby dry.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: You can set this playard up either outdoors or indoors, allowing you to use it either at home or on the go.

In our analysis of 52 expert reviews, the Summer Infant Pop ‘N Play Water-Resistant Playard placed 8th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

INDOOR/OUTDOOR USE – Whether playtime is indoors or out, keeping your little one in one place is essential! The Summer Pop ‘n Play Portable Play Yard provides 14 square feet of contained playing area, and the folding metal frame weighs only 12lbs. LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE – The ultra-lightweight and compact play yard for baby and toddler is perfect for use at home inside or out, a day at the park or even a vacation at the beach. COMPACT FOLD – With a lightweight, innovative pop and fold design that sets up and comes down in seconds, plus an easy and compact fold, you can have a travel toddler and space saver baby playpen to bring with you on all your adventures. WATER RESISTANT FLOOR – Playpens for babies can easily become messy, but not the Pop ‘n Play! The water resistant canvas floor helps keep baby dry, even on damp grass. ADDITIONAL FEATURES – 14 square feet of playing area (48 inches wide, 26 inches tall), compact fold and travel bag with strap for easy portability included. For use for 6-24 months (up to 35” tall).

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Great for indoor or outdoor use and offers a large play area. Easy to set up and take down. Inexpensive price.
This play yard is also super lightweight and really easy to set up and take down, which you will be thankful for when you're holding baby and a diaper bag and a beach chair or whatever else you need that day.
Mesh sides make baby easy to see and provide airflow
It is a baby play yard, which is made for portability, so it folds down and loads fast into an included bag when you want to go.
Comes fully assembled for immediate use
It provides ample room for more than one baby so a few can have a playdate while the moms catch up.
The see-through mesh cover also allows you kid to offer enough breathability and visibility.
The floor consists of a weather resistant canvas which is great to keep your baby dry at all times. The sides are in a mesh fabric for easy visibility.
It is stable. My 14 month old is on the big side (aka, he’s wearing 2t clothing!) and he has pulled on the sides without moving the playpen or knocking it over.

What reviewers didn't like

Bulky for storage, but that is to be expected in a unit that provides a 14-square-foot play area.
The downside for this yard is also a strength: its larger size. This may not fit in a small space, so you're going to want a little bit of room if this is your go-to product.
Bottom is thin/unpadded
Unluckily, the bag is made in such a manner that it is not durable. It even gets holes after a couple of uses
The crossbars can do with some padding
The Cross bars on the side don’t have padding on them. One day when my kiddo was learning to walk, he tripped and fell inside the play yard and bonked his head on the crossbars.
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