BABYBJÖRN Play Yard Light Review

Little boy sitting in a black BabyBjorn Play Yard Light playard


Travelling with baby? Or just need a space-saving play solution for quick trips to Grandma’s house? Well, we have the answer for you!

Please allow us to introduce you to the BABYBJÖRN Play Yard Light. This playard boasts a ton of positive reviews from parents...and it’s no wonder.

Here are the top 3 things we love about this product.

It’s Compact

We love that this playard is lightweight and compact. Weighing in at just 13 pounds, it’s a sleep-and-play solution that won’t break your back to get it where you need to go.

The Play Yard Light can easily be moved around once it’s set up, as well as effortlessly stored, carried, and stowed when folded up in the compact carrying bag.

If you’re more of a numbers person, let us break down the exact dimensions we’re working with here:
  • Mattress Dimensions: 23.5 x 41 x 1.2” (60 x 105 x 3 cm)
  • Assembled Dimensions: 32 x 44 x 24” (82 x 112 x 64 cm)
  • Folded up in bag: 19 x 23.5 x 5.5” (49 x 60 x 14 cm)

The lightweight and compact design make the Play Yard Light ideal for any outing.

Breathable Fabric

Not only do you need to keep an eye on baby, but baby wants to keep their eyes on what’s going on around them too. The all-mesh fabric design of this playard is ideal for interaction and is breathable, allowing for optimal airflow to and from your little one.

BABYBJÖRN takes their product fabrics seriously! All fabrics that come in contact with baby’s skin meet safety requirements, which means they are kind to the skin and safe to taste. It also means there’s no need to wash the playard fabrics before you start using them — giving parents one less thing to add to their to-do list.

Speaking of washing, did we mention the fabric on this playard is completely removable and washable? It doesn’t get much better than that!

Just don’t forget to grab an extra Play Yard Fitted Sheet — we have a feeling you’ll be getting so much use out of the Play Yard Light, you’ll need a spare…or two.

Easy to Use

You will undoubtedly be impressed by how easy it is to both set up and fold up this playard!

To set up, simply open the bag, lift out the playard, and unfold it in one simple movement. That’s it! No extra bits and bobbles to attach or connect. The legs unfold automatically, so once the mattress is in, you’re good to go.

Putting it away is just as simple. Just fold it back in the carrying bag and you and baby are off to your next adventure.

The clever design rests the mattress on the floor, allowing baby to use this playard well into those toddler years. There’s no weight limit for use on Play Yard Light, so your wee one can safely use it until they’re not so wee anymore (recommended up to 3 years old, or until they can climb out).
Little boy sitting in a black BabyBjorn Play Yard Light playard

To Nap or Not to Nap?

We understand busy parents are looking for convenient on-the-go sleep solutions for their little ones. There are many products out there that can fit the bill, but it’s important to do your research. While the Play Yard Light is referred to as a “travel crib” in the US and is compliant with US sleep standards, this product is not approved for sleep here in Canada. We highly recommend parents refer to Canadian websites to ensure products meet the proper regulatory standards, but when it comes to pairing safety and convenience, go with your gut. You know your child best, so you do you!



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