InGenuity™ Shares Tips on What to Look for in a Playard

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InGenuity provides useful tips for new parents on choosing the right type of playard, also known as a play yard.

The team at InGenuity™ offer tips to help new parents pick a playard.

Playards are designed for the comfort and convenience of both parent and baby. They are a way to keep a baby close in an environment that is safe. However, all playards are not created equal.

In a playard, important things to look for include ease, convenience, safety and extras. Designers at InGenuity kept this list in mind when creating the InGenuity Washable Playard™.

EASE: A playard is designed to move around the house, go outdoors or be taken to other places so baby has a safe place to play or rest while a watchful grown-up remains nearby. The InGenuity Washable Playard easily folds up so one person can set it up and take it down. The bassinet does not need to be removed before the InGenuity playard folds up and goes. For portability, wheels are a must.

CONVENIENCE: The InGenuity Washable Playard is made with fabric that can be removed and tossed in the washing machine so it is free from dirt, germs, food spills, allergens, and more. The playard fabric zips on and off quickly and easily.

SAFETY: All products from Kids II, including the InGenuity Washable Playard, undergo a rigorous and expansive testing program to make sure they meet the most stringent U.S., European, and International standards. To meet the requirements, a product has to conform to dozens and dozens of pages of safety standards.

EXTRAS: The InGenuity Washable Playard includes a napping station called the Dream Centre™, a changing table that easily pivots out of the way, and an extra-large storage tray that can hold diapers, a full box of wipes, and more. The Soothing Sounds Center has five melodies and three nature sounds.

The InGenuity Washable Playard is available at Babies “R” Us, a carrier of Kids II brands since 1992. Babies “R” Us has been an exclusive launch partner for a number of Kids II products, including the Bright Starts™ infant toy collection, Having A Ball™ and the mombo™ nursing pillow from Comfort & Harmony™.

InGenuity is part of the Kids II brand family. The company designs, markets and distributes more than 400 unique baby and infant products, including products for some of the industry's most well-known brands. Babies “R” Us carries all seven brands, including Bright Starts™, InGenuity™, Comfort & Harmony™, Disney™, Baby Einstein™, Oball™ and Taggies™.


InGenuity combines the latest innovations with on-trend styling and plush fabrics to create the most soothing and attractive baby gear offering possible. Each product is designed with smart solutions, technologies and features that make life with baby even more enjoyable and easier for parents. From a bouncer that bounces by itself, to a swing that runs on one set of batteries for baby’s first year, this brand of innovative gear products raises the bar on feature and fashion.


Kids II has been inventing and reinventing baby and infant toys and gear for more than 40 years and has quickly become one of the world’s fastest growing baby product companies. Headquartered in Atlanta, Kids II spans globally with operations in six continents serving customers in more than 70 countries. Driven by innovation, design and a comprehensive brand portfolio, Kids II is the next generation leader of infant and toddler products.

Kids II designs, markets and distributes more than 400 unique infant and toddler products, selling more than 22.8 million items per year. On average, it launches 125 new products a year. Under its flagship brands, Kids II has produced more than 100 award-winning products.

The brand portfolio strength runs deep under the Kids II umbrella, which includes its signature brands Bright Starts™, InGenuity™ and Comfort & Harmony™, as well as licenses to design and manufacture products for Disney™, Baby Einstein™, Oball™ and Taggies™.

Kids II’s international affiliate operations are located in Australia, Canada, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and South Africa. Visit

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