Sometimes, you need all the bells and whistles. And this playard's got 'em. Chicco offers separate napper and changer attachments, plus a plush animal mobile for baby's entertainment and a hook-on diaper-changing storage system for you.
Buy it: $189, Amazon.com
Complete with a changing mat and removable inclined sleeper safe for a newborn, this playard is both multipurpose and simple. At 15 pounds, it's nearly half the weight of other playards, making toting it around a breeze.
Buy it: $94, Target.com
It shouldn’t be an IQ test—or a major workout—to set a playard up. And this one is as easy to assemble as it is on the eyes. Legs unfold automatically, making setup a one-motion job. And the whole thing weighs in at only 13 pounds.
Buy it: $300, BabiesRUs.com
The newest iteration of the Joovy Room offers a full 10 square feet of soft, safe play space that you can pack up and take with you. Perfect for twins, there's plenty of space for rolling around. And this durable playard rolls around itself, equipped with two wheels for easy mobility.
Buy it: $150, Joovy.com
Just because you're not at home doesn't mean baby shouldn't get some quality shuteye. And this Graco playard means business, complete with a removable, breathable canopy to block out light and a bassinet attachment with a 2-speed vibration for heavy-duty soothing. Ready to put it away? A push-button fold makes the process hassle-free.
Buy it: $150, Target.com
There's nothing complicated about this playard. Sure, it doesn't open in one motion, but the easy transport makes up for it. And at just 10.5 pounds, this one's great for overnight travel.
Buy it: $149, Amazon.com
Cozy and compact the Dream Cot is a smart, simple sleeper that’s still portable (with its own carrying case, and wheels) and rockable. Nearly every part of the Dream Cot is washable, which will no doubt save you some late night angst.
Buy it: $250, BabiesRUs.com