Review - Summer Infant SecureSurround Playsafe Playard Keeps Baby Safe Whether at Home or While Traveling

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Summer InfantAs any parent knows, babies grow up so fast!  It seems that in one moment, you're cuddling them in your arms fresh from the hospital, and in the next, they're pulling themselves up on the furniture and crawling fast as lightning across the room.  The early years of a child's life require every parent to be especially vigilant about their baby's safety.

Summer Infant specializes in keeping all babies (and parents) happy and healthy.  They've created an ingenious portable playard called the SecureSurround Playsafe Playard, which can be used long after your child has outgrown it.  Keep reading to learn more!

I reviewed the SecureSurround Playsafe Playard from Summer Infant which retails for $89.99, but is currently on sale for $83.99 with FREE SHIPPING.

Summer Infant SecureSurround Playsafe PlayardThe Summer Infant SecureSurround Playsafe Playard is an artificial boundary that will help keep kids secure and parents stress-free during playtime.  It's a lightweight, portable barrier composed of six plastic panels that can accommodate a variety of configurations.

It comes complete with a convenient walk-through door as well as carrying handles for easy movement. The plastic panels can also be used one at a time to partition off areas or objects around the home.

The SecureSurround Playsafe Playard is a great way to ensure the safety of kids while still allowing them to have fun at the same time, both indoors and out.  When Riley was younger, we couldn't have been more dependent upon the Summer Infant SecureSurround Playsafe Playard.

Most of the time, it was configured into a long snaking wall which kept her curious hands from touching our expensive electronics and other breakables.

Riley had free reign over the living room because we were able to successfully block off any hazard with the SecureSurround Playsafe Playard.  During Christmas, we maneuvered this portable gate around the base of the tree so that her tiny fingers couldn't snag any electrical lights or glass ornaments.  Thanks to the SecureSurround Playsafe Playard, we were able to keep a Christmas tree up in the living room for all to enjoy (and for Riley to be mesmerized by :wow:) without worrying about the dangers.

Summer Infant SecureSurround Playsafe PlayardIt's also a much-needed travel accessory for taking to a friend or relative's home, a hotel room or outside at the park or beach.  I loved knowing that with the gate closed, Riley was locked safely inside.  This way, I wasn't scurrying about the new room we were in trying to baby proof everything in sight.  As long as the 18.5 square foot area inside the SecureSurround Playsafe Playard was safe, then I knew Riley would be just fine.

This playard is recommended for children ages 6 months to 2 years old, but you'll probably find many uses for it even after your child has outgrown it.  For instance, we used it to block off rooms of our home that Riley really didn't need to be in, such as the formal dining room.  There was nothing for her to play with in there and we wanted to keep her partitioned away from this room due to the family heirlooms and antique furniture contained within.

Summer Infant SecureSurround Playsafe PlayardIt's also great as a makeshift kennel for your pets.  When we have workers over at the house, Noel always barks constantly and "attacks" the new people.  This can get quite annoying for everyone involved, but if we place her inside the SecureSurround Playsafe Playard, she can still monitor everything that's happening without bothering anyone or getting underfoot.  We also put Noel in this playard when we have parties or outdoor get-togethers.  This way, she can't inadvertently escape and start roaming about the neighborhood.

I think that 18.5 square feet is a nice and luxurious change from a typical portable playard.  There's plenty of room for your child to sprawl about and at times, Riley even preferred playing inside the SecureSurround Playsafe Playard versus moving about unhindered.  If you'd like to provide even more room, this playard can be expanded to a whopping 34.4 square feet with the addition of the 2-Sided Panel Extension Kit.


  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • Durable
  • Helps keep kids and pets safe
  • Can be used as partition for areas and objects
  • Multipurpose
  • Neutral colors
  • Weather-resistant
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Each panel is 30" tall and 32" wide


  • 6 plastic panels
  • Swinging walk-thru door with handle
  • Instruction sheet

Keep your little sprout safe and secure no matter where they may roam with the Summer Infant SecureSurround Playsafe Playard!  You can also keep up to date with Summer Infant by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter.

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Disclosure:  I received the SecureSurround Playsafe Playard from Summer Infant in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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