Safety 1st Prelude Stages Play Yard – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Safety 1st Prelude Stages Play YardPrice Range:  $140 to $160
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Includes changer & bassinet
    • Attached diaper caddy
    • Easy to assemble
  • Cons:
    • Hard to fold/disassemble
    • Thin mattress
    • Smaller mattress; tough to find sheets

Most Helpful Reviews on the Safety 1st Satellite Deluxe Play Yard

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 11/7/2011 – … The changer feature and the bassinet feature are going to be great considering I have little space to work with. the thing that I had been looking for the most when I was researching these was how padded the mat was that comes with it, beings that we will be using this for a while I wanted something with more support. Well none of the reviews on any of the ones I looked at said anything about it. This play yard has a pretty basic mat with minimal padding so i will be buying a playard mattress as well. Overall I’m very happy with my choice! The only complaint is that once my husband got it set up (which was fairly easy, minus a little trouble with the changer) we wanted to see how taking it down would be and the release buttons on the sides are so hard to push, I could not do it, my husband had to do it and it was very hard even for him. :( I would recommend this to anyone! . (read more and buy it at
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 3/26/2013 – This product looks great but do not waste your time and money as it has serious problems! The accessory tray will not stay attached for anything. This leaves you having to store diapers, ointments, wipes elsewhere. The bottom level of the play yard is hard and has the bumpy rungs of the frame protruding into the place where the baby is trying to sit play or sleep. We could not think of any safe and suitable way to make this comfortable for the baby…. (read more and buy it at
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 4/27/2011 – The product itself is not bad at all.. Im just excited because its the first crib/playard I ever bought. It comes with a travel bag. The product is big but folds down to a compact size and everything fits in the bag without any hassle..There is only one problem though.. the mattress I think should’ve had more padding….  (read more and buy it at
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) -6/13/2012 – I bought this as a baby shower gift. The main feature that caught my eye was the diaper caddy that attaches to the end. The receiver was very excited about this and couldn’t wait to get home to open it up. The bassinet comes in handy in homes that are 2 levels. Helps mom from having to carry baby up steps in order to change diapers.  (read more and buy it at
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 11/25/2011 – …  When I assembled the item, it was quite spacious and very sturdy. This was my main concern and the fact that it was portable. Great design. My only complaint is that once you need to fold up the playard this is where my frustration started…. (read more and buy it at

Gear in Action

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What the Makers Say

  • Get your little one in tune with their surroundings as they grow with the Prelude Stages Play Yard. Features a comfy bassinet to cradle your newborn in comfort. A cozy bassinet that’s perfect for baby’s nap time, and then a spacious play yard for nap or play when they’re older and ready to explore. It’s the perfect piece through every stage, whether you’re humming them a lullaby or singing a rousing chorus of the ABCs.
  • A comfy bassinet cradles your newborn in comfort: features soothing module with vibration, songs, and nightlight.
    Soothing Center comforts baby with vibration, songs, and soft-glow nightlight
    Premium, fashion-forward fabrics
    Elevated changing table with accessory tray – holds large wipes container and more!
    The easiest set up with the Secure Tech™ locking system :
    Green button indicates railing is locked; Red button indicates railing is unlocked
    Comfortable bassinet for baby’s nap time with easy snap-on bars and breathable mesh
    On-the-Go carry bag fits all play yard pieces for convenient travel…. (read more at Safety1st)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion, search the Con­sumer Prod­ucts Safety Division’s web­site here.

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