I purchased the North States Superyard Classic XT Play Yard several months ago for Baby M. He was just beginning to crawl at the time and I needed a safe place for him to play while I was cooking or cleaning. It was the perfect solution, and now that he is walking, the Superyard has become even more of a necessity. He has excersaucers and one of the smaller Bright Starts play yards, which entertain and confine him for a few minutes here or there, but he gets bored in them fairly quickly and wants to be able to move around and play with his toys. When he is in the Superyard with his toys, he is entertained for a much longer period of time. The North States Superyard allows me to cook, clean, and sometimes even blog (LOL) with peace, knowing he is in a safe place and I am okay to watch him out of the corner of my eye!
I chose to get the regular Superyard Classic XT Play Yard with 6 panels as well as the Superyard 2-panel Extension Kit to make it a truly large 34.5 sq. ft. play area. It takes up about a third of our living room, and while it isn’t necessarily the most attractive piece of decor in the house, it serves its purpose very well. The Superyard is 26″ high and my one-year-old son cannot push it over, climb it, or move it, so I feel confident he is safe.
Setting the Superyard up took longer than I would have liked, as the pieces are somewhat difficult to snap to the right adjustments in order to make whatever play area shape you desire. It’s not something I would want to put up and then take down repeatedly, but for us it is a permanent feature in our home until Baby M outgrows it, so once I had it up I was happy.
I have the Superyard set up on our living room area rug. I spread out a blanket on top of the area rug, so I can just wash the blanket periodically and not have to worry about vacuuming or spot-cleaning the rug all the time.
As you can see in the pictures, you can fit a LOT of toys in these baby/toddler play yards and still have plenty of room for your little one(s) to move around. I also like that you can clip all sorts of hanging toys on the Superyard to make it an extra fun place to be.
The Superyard can be used indoors and outdoors, and is also great for pets (dogs, rabbits, turtles, etc). Honestly I don’t think I will ever stop having a use for it, whether it be with young children or with pets. I have seen friends pull their Superyards out at Christmas time to put around their Christmas tree to keep pets (or toddlers) off of the tree and gifts. There are so many uses for it, and in my opinion the Superyard is well worth the investment.
Overall I am SO pleased with the North States Superyard Classic XT Play Yard! I would put this on your “must have” list if you have an infant or toddler. As a work-at-home mom, I don’t think I could get anything done without it!
Disclosure: I purchased this product and did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are purely my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.