Graco Pack ‘N Play Playards – A lot has changed in 5 years!

It’s not uncommon for us to talk to parents and hear, ”Wow! Things have changed so much in baby gear – even in the time since I had my first!”

And they are absolutely right. Just looking back at one of our signature products, the Pack ‘N Play® Playard, innovation has come a long way in five years. Now there are so many options available to meet your different needs.

Let’s take a look:

2004 – 2005: Graco® first introduces the Pack ‘N Play Silhouette™ Playard with a raised, pivoting changing station

2005 – 2006: Integrated storage is debuted with Graco’s Suite Solutions® line

2007 – 2008: A portable solution that blends in with your home’s decor is born: The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard with Wood Accents

2008 – 2009: The Playard goes mod with a new line of bright, modern Pack ’N Play designs in the Pack ‘N Play Modern series

2008 – 2009: A breakthrough innovation in Playards launches with the Pack ’N Play with Newborn Napper® Station

In five years, a lot can happen! For more information on all of Graco’s playards, and to use our comparison tool to see the difference. Visit us at!

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11 Responses to “Graco Pack ‘N Play Playards – A lot has changed in 5 years!”

  1. Kristen April 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    I love that the Pack n Play has adapted for more uses when babies are newborns… so useful now that our homes have grown and having the extra options in the LR or master bedroom are wonderful. Perhaps another change might be to adapt it or create another style for the growing toddler. Maybe a lighter weight “tent” like option for those who don’t need the extra features and are looking for a easy travel companion for the 12 month+ age child – through 4 or 5 yrs.

    Dare I mention competitors…. Gasp! :) Phil and Ted’s Traveller at only 5 pounds and fits into a small sack or the KidCo PeaPod Plus which folds down into a round compact circle.

    I would love to see Graco come up with an option like that since we fly so much we don’t schlep the Pack n Play which adds for an extra piece of luggage and more weighty gear. Instead we bit the bullet and bought the way over priced (thankfully on sale with free shipping) P&T Traveller. Our P&T fits into a duffle bag with all our clothes and everything else and off we go. 1 bag complete with bed packed inside.

    We love Graco though so would rather have bought something like that from you! :)

  2. Lindsay Lebresco April 9, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    So funny Kristen you should mention that- Graco used to have a product like that. (it launched and then went away while I worked there) For some reason it just didn’t take off- I absolutely loved it and thought it was the coolest thing but didn’t really use it as much as I thought I would. I could see you, with your lifestyle, getting a lot of use out of it. Glad that you found one that meets your needs- and there’s no doubt our (well Graco’s now!) competitors makes some cool stuff too!

  3. Night owl mama April 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Don’t I know it. Never had the benefit of the top changing table my girlfriend has a 7month and I couldn’t believe how wonderful the products have gotten what will they think of next

  4. Nikki April 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    … and the changes keep on coming! I wish they had a “newborn napper” on OUR playard! Cubby was born in 2008 (so not that long ago!) :) Things keep getting better and better. :)

  5. Dalia May 15, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Graco please help! I’ve purchased 3 graco carseats and 2 Graco playards, but I need a bassinet insert for one of the playards I purchased in November of 2006 for a newborn that is due anyday now. I’ve searched every baby store in my area. It is similar to the Georgia Dotty, serial number #1751559, but the insert I need is the mesh one that attaches by the plastic handles. I’ve searched this entire site and was unsuccessful!

  6. Roman Sieving May 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Our babies should only get the best! I thank you whole heartly for your advice.

  7. Cate July 11, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    Hi. I´m expeting twins, a boy and a girl. I recently bought the Pack n Play with Newborn Napper Station and the Pack n Play Classic Playard. The thing is that I did not realize that there was a Pack n Play Twin Bassinet. So now I am wondering if I can buy an extra bassinet and put it in the Newborn Napper Station, at least for the three first months so they sleep together. I would like to know if that Station is compatible with an extra bassinet.
    Thank you very much.

  8. CM July 15, 2010 at 5:58 am #

    I’ve got a question. I see some of these have “bumper pads” which I would rather not have. I can’t tell if the Silhouette model has bumper pads or not. Does it?

  9. Jamie September 29, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    I have the same question as one of the above questions. I am expecting twins, but I do not like the only twin bassinet pack and play that is available. I would prefer to get a different Graco pack and play, but the others only come with one bassinet. Is it possible to get a second bassinet to attach to the pack and play so the twins can nap and sleep together? Thank you!

  10. Ginny Walsh November 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Pack ‘n Play for twins – the manual for our new Pack ‘n Play for Twins is lost. Is it possible to obtain a replacement manual or find it online? Our babies are coming home from the hospital next week, so this is an urgent request. Thank you.

  11. Heather Riley February 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    I have a pack and play but am interested in purchasing the napper. Is this possible? I haven’t been able to find anything from my research thus far- thanks!