Baby bouncers tend to offer calming vibrations and sounds along with a mobile that are sure to appeal to your little one. A good portable bouncer should be designed with a sturdy base and adjustable belt harness for safety. It should be machine washable and easy to remove, so it fits your busy lifestyle.
Playards are designed to give your baby a safe and portable space for napping and playing. There are many options you may find worthwhile depending on how you plan to use a playard. Many parents buy a playard to serve as a "care station" at home, as well as a lightweight care station and crib when travelling. Here is an excellent Playard Buying Guide. You would be wise to review this buying guide before purchasing.
DO NOT BUY USED
For safety's sake, don't use hand-me-down or garage sale playards. Many older models have been recalled due to hazardous designs that pose the risk of injury.