Celebrate Pack ‘N Play’s 25th Anniversary & Enter to Win!

Pack ‘N Play is reaching a HUGE milestone, and we’re so excited to celebrate with you, our friends! This year marks the 25th anniversary of Graco’s iconic playard—Pack ‘N Play, which has been chosen by more than 30 million moms since 1987. How cool is that?

We want you to get in on the celebration! You’re invited to play for a chance to win a Grand Prize worth $5,000 and take part in our daily instant win game for $25 gift cards.

It’s simple. Here’s how to play:

  • If you’re not already, become a fan of Graco Baby on Facebook.
  • You’ll see a tab at the top of our page that says “Graco-Play-Pages.” Click there.
  • There are two ways to play, now through Sunday, September 8:
    • Play for the Grand Prize ($5,000 worth of Graco baby gear!) by sharing your own story how you have loved your Pack ‘N Play or of why you’re excited to use one when your baby arrives. Plan to take a minute to read other mom’s and dad’s inspiring stories.
    • Play our Instant Win Game, for a daily chance to win a $25 gift card. This game is packed with cool facts (for instance, did you know that the year Pack ‘N Play debuted, 1987, “Three Men & a Baby” was a box office hit?). You can return once a day for another chance to win!
    • Later this fall, you’ll have the chance to vote on your favorite story—and the winner will be awarded the Grand Prize Package (worth $5,000).

While you’re there, we would love it if you would help us with a very special and worthwhile project. Just share the Pack ‘N Play celebration with your friends—on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or via email—and Graco will donate funds (up to $5,000) to Operation Shower. It’s a terrific non-profit organization whose mission is to provide joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment, and we feel great about supporting this worthy cause.

Happy birthday to Pack ‘N Play, America’s best-selling playard, and good luck as you enter to win!

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43 Responses to “Celebrate Pack ‘N Play’s 25th Anniversary & Enter to Win!”

  1. gaby August 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    hola los felicito por cumplir un año mas,,, soy de quetzaltenango guatema y me gustaria saber si hacen envios para este pais, nuevamente muchas felicidades..saludos…

  2. Allana Brunk August 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    I love Pack ‘N Play’s! I’ve used them for both of my boys. When my first was born, I had the top “basinet/changing” piece on mine. I would lay him on there when he was just a few days old and watch him sleep right by me in the living room. It gave me the piece of mind that he was okay. As he got older, it was great to be able to put him in it so he didn’t get into trouble! He is almost 4 now and I have a 10 month old that uses the same Pack ‘N Play. He keeps out of trouble the same way and we use the Pack ‘N Play outside, in the basement, in the living room, etc. It’s a great item and everyone definitely needs one! Thanks Graco for making our family’s life better!

  3. Kj8586 August 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    I love my pack n play, I used one with my daughter and then again when we had our son, makes life so much easier we have one that we just leave in the vehicle at all times just in cause and it has come in so handy for those days where time just gets away from you. I don’t even want to think about what life would be like with our our pack n play! I reccomend that everyone who has a baby get one!!!

  4. mellissa kocsis August 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    i am totally in love with pack and play because i have used a different one for each one of my children. they have all chosen to sleep in that instead of a crib or bassinet. they also come in handy when traveling at a spur of the moment trip of emergency. i love how easy they are to put of take down in a matter of minutes.

  5. Teri Sibenaller August 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE all my pack n’ plays. From running my own early childhood program to caring for my own five children, my Graco pack n play has helped make my job (as well as many other mothers, fathers and grandparents) easier because of how easy they are to put up and down and how comfortable all my babies have been in them. Out of all the brands for babies between pack n plays, car seats and strollers, Graco is my number one and I always tell others about it as well. I still have my Graco and thankful for how easy it was to just pack it up as we relocated across the country, saved space in our moving truck and nothing broken so my newest addition can use it. Thank you!!

  6. Katharine August 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    My Graco pack and play allowed me so much peace of mind so i could focus on caring for my son and recovering from my c-section. My son slept in the bassinet on my Bombay pack and play next to my bed for months. That way I could hear him sleep and it helped us with breastfeeding because he was so near me for feedings. The changing table height was also a lifesaver, it held all of his changing supplies and was very sturdy! When he outgrew the bassinet, the pack and play was great for playtime and perfect for naps or a bed to use on trips! My son is almost 3 now and his pack and play stays at my sisters house and is perfect for his naptime! Our pack and play was one of the best baby gifts we ever received! A must for any baby and every mommy!

  7. Della Rumpler August 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I would not know what to do without my Graco Pack and Play. The name says it all. I have enjoyed my pack in play for both children. My youngest is only 7 months old and we have used it alot. She is currently trying to learn to pull herself up so the pack n play is a great place for this to happen. When we go camping, visting friends, vacations the pack and play is always with us. It has become part of the family… I love that it is so easy to store and carry. My youngest is sleeping in it right now due to our house being so small, we do not have room for a baby bed. We currently have been trying to sale our house but with the market this has not happened. So I am greatful for my Graco Pack n Play.

  8. Jessica August 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I love my Graco Pack n Play because i travel a lot with my son. It is very convenient for me to have his bed with me everywhere we go, that way he always felt comfortable, and felt a piece of home. He loves his bed and I do too! Can’t wait for his sister to share the experience and the joy of it too. Plus i knew he was safe in the play pen when he played.

  9. shay August 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Loved my pack n play. They are great for those that have multi level homes. With baby #1 we used it up stairs and used the changing table feature to change diapers. We used the bassinet for nap time/ bed time. Then we moved to a single story home for baby #2 and didn’t use it as much until she was 9 months and moving everywhere. Basically we used it for a play pin to run to the bathroom, grab the laundry, etc. Although we used it differently for both our girls it has more than paid for itself.

  10. Laura August 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I loved my Pack N Play and plan to get another one for our new baby. The easy of having everything in a small space is just what we need in our small space. It makes things so much easier than having everything inclluded in the Pack N Play being by itself not conbined.

  11. Leah August 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I LOVED my Pack N Plays!!! I have 9 of them for my twins! They are in the nursery I put in at work, at my parents, friends home, and in our home! The Pack N Plays have been a life saver for movable beds. My twins, Alex and Grace, still enjoy sleeping and playing in them! Highly recommend them to friends and family!!

  12. Amy Turner August 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    They are awesome! Travel bed, changing table, bassinet, play pin, and much more!!!!

  13. Traci W August 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Graco pack ‘n plays have been my favorite go to product for nearly 23yrs now! I started out using one with my nephew who is now 23. Since that first time use…I could not of lived without one during both my kids infant/toddler years! My kids are now 14 & 10. I have one now for my 10 month old great-neice for when she’s over for the night! Pack ‘n plays are so easy & convenient to use!! Thankyou Graco!! Here’s to wishing you another 25yrs & many more!

  14. Analia August 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    I love my Pack’n Play super easy to take with us to trips and specially to long trips! My girls all loved it and now my little new addition is going to love it too!

  15. Kira Caflisch August 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Back in 2007 my husband & I were gifted with our lil’ baby girl, Reyna. She is now 5 years old & after 3 years of trying we finally are giving her a sibling (our lil’ baby boy is due Dec. 30th 2012). When we had Reyna we did not have a much in baby gear except for the basics. At the time, my husband was only an apprentice in his career & didn’t make much, & I will always be a stay-at-home mom while my children are young. I always wished we had more but we made due with what we had. Due to the past, we have already started to instill the importance of money &budgeting to Reyna. Even though she is only 5 she is very smart & caring, she has decided that her baby brother deserves all the things she didn’t have as a baby. She has already started to go through her toys & give many of them to him, & she evens wants to give up some of her piggy bank money to buy him baby gear. So we hope to buy a Pack ‘N Play ourselves & label it from her alone.

  16. Jodi Flaherty August 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    With my 1st son it was a lifesaver on vacation because he had recently began walking and liked to wander! My 2nd son the play yard was a huge help because he was a premie. And his crib felt too big and faraway for those 1st few weeks!

  17. Shannon Taylor August 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I had a Graco Pack N Play with all 4 of my kiddos! Of course each had there own! Graco was the brand my sister and I choose for our babies because it was reliable and they have a pattern and color for each babies different theme and personality! We used ours everywhere we went! The portability was great! When they where newborns the bassinet and changing table part made it easy for a portable nursery per say and then as they grew the play part became convient for the park, lake or other family gatherings! It also allowed more room for them to nap in as they grew! We had the bug nets and this keep them safe in there own little “screen room”! We love Graco in general! However there Pack N Play is very universal,portable and personable! I am looking forward to buying another one here soon for our new addition!

  18. Andrea Swan August 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    I absolutely love graco. So many different pieces have went on so many amazing adventures with us. I feel the best use of a graco product,(outside of the myriad of car seats we’ve used with three kids), is the pack and play. These are just indespensible. We have used them for trips to grandparents, overnight at hotels(saved my germphobic self from having to wipe down icky hotel cribs so many times), at the beach, at the park, at home and my favorite use of the playpen, camping! The compact size worked great in tents and kept the babies from getting too dirty or in the fire when outside. The other products by graco have been great as well, we have used swings with every baby to calm them,(and it’s amazing how much the swings improved with the birth of each new baby), highchairs to feed them and strollers to get them around. Thanks Graco for so many wonderful products to help me take care of each of my babies!

  19. jessica August 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    I have 2 boys(4 years, 5 months) i got a graco pack n play and LOVED it!!!!! Used it for bedtime, playtime, naptime, when we went camping to grandparents house. For my 2nd son i was a giving a fisher price pack n play…..i dont like it!!!! The sides fall down when my son stands in it..had no bassinett!! I’m looking for a graco pack n play since I used it one before soooo much and loved it!!!!!! Planning on using my pack n play as much or even more I did for my 2nd son!!!!

  20. Kacie McKee August 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Hi everyone! Thanks so much for your comments and great stories. If you’d like to enter the contest, visit the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Graco/app_259732117465413. That way, you can play the instant win game, share your story and officially enter for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize. Good luck!

  21. Teresa R. August 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    I love pack and play!!! I had one a while back with my middle daughter and it was so easy to set up and break down…. Really simple when you are packing things back and forth from your house to the grandparents house…. I am so excited to be able to pack and play on the go!!!

  22. Lacie Gussman August 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    We love our pack n play. Got it for our first child who is 7 now. We are pregnant with baby number three and will be using the same pack n play for this one. It has come in handy so much ove the last 7 years and has stayed in great shape. don’t know what we would have done without is and I am sure it will be indespensible for the next baby.

  23. krista weaver August 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    For my son who is now four we received a graco pack n play as a gift and my son loved using it because it was smaller and more cozy than a big crib for about the first five months of his life. The pack n play is an awesome asset to have for a child. You can just pack it up and throw it in the trunk and use anywhere you need to go. We went on vacation to Arizona from mass and it was easily checked In at the gate and perfect for our stay at the inlaws who didn’t have much space for us. At about 1 year old the little bugger did learn how to crawl out of it and we had to retire it from there. Sad to see it stowed away in the closest but he was ready for his crib. The graco pack and play was very durable and lasted a long time. I would reccomend it to any body that is looking to save some space and goes to a lot of outings with the kids.

  24. Karen Tolman August 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    The pack n play was the best thing since sliced bread for my nephew when he was born in 1996! It gave an option to a place to put him while I showered and know he was safe! When we adopted my daughter in 2004 it was on the must have list and I still have her pack n plan, hers was never recalled, and it is still in use today some 8 years later with other kiddos that visit or spend the night.

  25. jessica August 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Pack and play was the best thing that happen to me after my baby. Having a csection done was painful and I could not carry my baby for long periods of time. When I came out of my bedroom where my baby’s crib was into the living room my playpen was set up for me to rest my baby peacefully allowing me also to rest . It was truly a blessing and I used it with both my boys!

  26. Amber S. August 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    I love my Graco Pack ‘N Play because it has everything needed for my baby’s diapering, soothing, sleeping and playing needs! It is the greatest invention! Every parent needs one. And I certainly could not do without mine! It has went through my two girls and I am donating it to the local women’s shelter to be used by babies again and again! I love my Graco Pack ‘N Play! :)

  27. Jamie August 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    We spent several months traveling for work and were rarely in the same place more than a few days. We used our Pack-and-Play virtually every day of it. While we were changing beds constantly, our son had the security of the same familiar bed every night. It made a huge impact on the stability of his little world to be able to rely upon something being the same every day when everything else around him was chaotic. We couldn’t have managed without it! And in spite of being toted around the country day in and day out, it still looks like new. We love our Pack-and-Play!

  28. Beth Enns August 23, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy! With 3 boys in our house (and one on the way), we have to be absolutely sure they are safe and away from harm. Graco’s Pack-and-Play’s allow for the baby to be able to play in his own safe environment without me worrying every second where he is! And it’s also great to take to on our frequent weekend trips to Grandma’s! He sleeps great, plays great, and the Pack-and-Play looks great! I don’t expect any less from Graco, who is the leading provider of baby and children’s products. They are my “go-to” brand, not just for the looks, but for the quality!

  29. Jen August 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    I LOVE Graco’s Pack and Play. I have been using mine for over 8 years with all 3 of my kids and it still is in wonderful condition. The quality of the materials makes all the difference. I loved being able to use the changing table and bassinet for all 3 of my kids when they were younger. It is a wonderful and easy way to travel with kids knowing that they will always have a safe spot to sleep when you are away from home. I also used my Pack and Play on my main level when I first got home from the hospital as I couldn’t walk the stairs. So convenient! I’m going to be sad when I no longer need to use my Pack and Play!

  30. April August 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    I love my Graco Pack and Play, I bought it when my oldest, now 8, was a premie. I could have a place for her in the living room or a friend’s house. We used it so much. I have since used the same one for all 4 of my children. It has held up well. We’ve traveled literally all over the world with it since my husband is military. We’ve used it for friends and family with little ones to stay the night. This pack and play has been used and abused. Even with this being the last little one I will be keeping it for when we have company since it is still in great condition.

  31. nicole August 24, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Ftm I hope I get a pack and play for this baby. I think they are awesome and can’t wait to.use one.

  32. baby products August 24, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Congrats.. Thanks for Sharing… Looking for to Play and Win…

  33. Jamie August 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    I love my pack and play. I have the winnie the pooh addition that has a mobile, changing table, diaper stacker, bassinet and regular playpen. The reason it means so much is I couldnt afford a whole bedroom set nor have room for one for my now 3 month old baby girl. It has everything you will need and will need till child reaches about 2 years old. If it wasn’t for pack and play I’d be lost. The design is great…it really is a wonderful product!

  34. Sue perkins August 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I have raised five kids with graco.products and have 5 grandchildren so far that we are using graco products for….thank u

  35. Emily Fish August 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    We recieved our Graco Pack N Play as a baby shower gift, seven years later and we’re still using the same one. All four of our children have slept in there, and our 4 nephews too. We’ve used it for napping, sleeping, and playing. We’ve taken it to Florida, Kentucky, California, and Wisconsin. Its been a part of so many great memories and we love it!

  36. Deanna Smith August 29, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    I love my pack n play my 7 months old daughter is sleeping it right now it is her crib, I have used one over 16 yrs cause I used one for my 16 yr old son and my 3 yr daughter used one also, I have had a few of them. Thanks graco to giving my children a bed when I couldn’t adore a crib. Thanks track for your products I have the stroller and baby carrier as well as the high chair love your products happy 25th

  37. Deanna Smith August 29, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    Oops that was afored a crib and thanks graco for your products

  38. Ashley Fey August 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Thank goodness for Graco pack n play, I had my son Vincent when I was 20 and didn’t have a clue in the world and certainly not enough money for a crib. So I went to my local Walmart and purchased my lifesaver. If it hadn’t been for Graco my son would have had no where to sleep. Then one of my friends bought me a crib but through all the moves the crib broke and thank goodness I still had my wonderful Graco pack n play. Through all the hardships of being a single mother of two while going to college and working a job with crazy hours I know what its like to be at the bottom and have nothing. I’m still struggling like crazy but I just want to say thanks Graco your product has made life easier for me and I still have my original pack n play from 2008 and it is still in excellent condition and my 18 month old daughter loves to play in it. So thank you Graco for being there for me when I felt like I was alone.

  39. Suzy Mccawley September 2, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    This is my daughters first child and we are desperate for baby things. Times have been hard and we weren’t expecting her to get pregnant but these things happen. The pack and play looks like a very good idea since I will be babysitting while she attends college and works part time. She is going to go it on her own and we really need help.

  40. Helen Ovante September 5, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    Hello, my name is Helen, I am a full time student and I am the mother of a three year old boy, n will soon have a baby girl joining my little family. I used pack and play yard for my son, it was so easy to just take and go anywhere!! So I had to get a pack and play yard for my expected bundle of joy! You guys have so much beautiful designs and they are so convenient!! I can’t wait to use my Priscilla design gear for her!! Not only are they cute, but they are cozy and soothing. My son loved it, and I’m sure my daughter will too!

  41. Sinikka Dickerson September 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    I won a $25 last week in your Pack & Play Facebook contest and was told to expect an e-mail. No e-mail received! How do I get my gift card?

  42. Danielle Perez August 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    I receive my 1st pack in play 10 years ago as a baby shower gift. We loved it, It was great to take to the beach or when you have to travel. Our son was more comfortable sleeping in his own pack in play verses sleeping in a strange crib. I would love to have another for my new baby since the old 1 isn’t useable anymore.


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