I did not buy a pack and play when my son was born. I felt between the bassinet, swing, rocker, jumper, and high chair he was covered. It was a different story when my twins came along. They were only four pounds when they were born and we did not want to put them in those big cribs just yet. We bought two right away. We kept one in the living room and the other in a separate bedroom. Having the pack and play in the living room was wonderful. I could easily set it up in the corner and my babies were able to sleep nice and safe while I was right there with them. The changing station was also very convenient. I was able to store all the wipes, Desitin, and diapers right along the side and change them right there. It was so nice not having to walk back upstairs to their room every time I needed to change one of them. I was very happy with the quality and it was made well. I would just layer the bottom with all their warm and snuggly blankets. It was also very easy to clean. My twins really never played in their pack and play. If they were awake they wanted to be out with us. However, I know several of my friends babies would sit in their and play for quite some time. It's really nice because they are contained and you don't have to worry. When the twins outgrew the pack and play we decided to keep one of them. They are great and convenient to pull out if you have visitors or guests who have babies. Then you just fold it up and store until next time.