Portable and lightweight play enclosures are fine for temporary baby’s play. Antique versions of play pens were often made of polished wood dowels. Fold-outs with floors, both of these items are collapsible and store well in the car.
But how about an inflatable dry pool for a play-yard, minus the water? It takes only a short time for you to remove the air, when play-time is over, and pack it along on a travel expedition.
Large or Small
Depending on the size of your home, a large model is possible. Shop around and look for variety in color and style. The more artistic in design, the better. Animated sea life painted on the side provides visual entertainment.
With the sides air-filled, the baby is cushioned as he scouts his world. Exercising with play helps develop motor skills. Suitable for babies just starting to travel independently, or toddlers in the investigative stage, they give you time to relax. Watch your baby examine life in a protected environment.
Toss in his favorite teddy bear and some musical learning toys. Choose a model with sides that are high enough to discourage an escape. New toddlers learn locomotion skills as they examine and maneuver around the “puffy” walls. The more opportunity a baby has to play and analyze in early years, the more advanced is his development in other areas.
Pull up a cozy, comfortable chair for quality time with your baby. Children progress through an extensive learning period before they are six-years-old. This method of “safe-play” helps to build self-esteem. He is not wandering around the house, trying to probe every object, with you in constant pursuit. Everyone is satisfied.
Pools in all Sizes and Shapes
Strong durable materials are available. Puncture resistant, they stand up to more wear and play activities. Constructed of colorful vinyl or PVC, they are available with inflatable slides and seats.
Pools designed for older children or adults are manufactured with a wider base and a narrower top. While this would be unsafe for a young child to climb out of ( if he falls in a water-filled pool), this feature makes a dry pool/play area safer. Climbing out is more of a problem.
Shop for a new water-less “blow-up” pool today and get started setting up a responsible play area in your family room.