Are you wondering what is the difference of crib, playpen and playard? Which is the best for our babies?

The most popular type of baby crib this day is 5-in-1 convertible crib. The 5-in-1 convertible crib converts to a toddler bed, daybed and to a full-size headboard and footboard.

It’s quite pricey compared to a regular crib but if your child has its own room, this will be very useful. I bought my baby’s crib last April for P7999, see my post here. Baby crib range from P5,999 – P16,000. If you still want to have a wooden crib but you’re in a tight budget, I found a shop through online that sell cribs for a minimum price of P2,700. Click this link to check their products. They have a shop at Caloocan and St. Francis Square. My friend bought one and they don’t have any problem with it.

Play yard is the most convenient and affordable for baby’s bed. It has come a long way, morphing from the metal-framed “playpens” of yore to their modern incarnation as a do-it-all baby product. Today’s play yards provide a safe place for your baby or toddler to sleep and play, whether you’re at home or traveling. A lot of play yard this day includes a changing table/napper changer which is pretty convenient when changing the diaper or clothes. One of the popular and trusted brand is Graco however, it’s a bit expensive than the others.
It’s a Disney play yard and I bought it half of its price. Me and my husband decided to buy this because our baby is getting a little bit active each day and he always hit his head on the sides of the crib. We already put bumpers around it but still, he bumps his head or his mouth which is quite alarming. I don’t want to wait for my son to get hurt or have bruise before changing his bed. Another thing is, my baby didn’t learn to crawl and stand in his crib. Most of the time he learned it on the floor. If you would like to buy a Graco playpen for a very affordable price, you can always check Lazada or this shop (Mommysays PH) I found online.

Playpen is suitable for toddler which serves as barriers to protect him from going to places or reaching things not safe for him.A playpen is a piece of furniture in which an infant or young toddler (typically those less than 35″ tall and 30 lbs) is placed to prevent self-harm when her/his parent or guardian is occupied or away. I don’t have any plans to buy a playpen in the future but if in any circumstances that we need it, I think we will be considering buying for it.
This is a little bit expensive too in malls so let me give again a name of the shop (Momsavers143) for affordable playpen which I found through online.
I hope I help you to decide which furniture or baby bed you need to buy for your little one. How about you mommy, what baby bed do you have? Share your opinions and thoughts about this.