Three Easy Ways How to Make Pack n Play More Comfortable

A Pack N Play is a popular choice for many parents because it is a great sleeping and playing place for their little one. But since we want only the best for our children, many parents are still looking for ways on how to make pack n play more comfortable.

Lucky for you, the pack n play is highly customizable, and you can easily make changes to it to ensure that it will suit your child’s needs. With that in mind, you will be happy to know that we have lots of ideas on how you can make your child’s pack n play a lot more comfortable for your little one.

If you wish to find out what these ways are, just continue reading!

What You Will Need

Before we get started on our mini-tutorial, let me first enumerate the various items you will need. These are as follows:

For Technique #1:

  • Pack N Play mattress
  • Measuring Tape

For Technique #2:

  • ½ inch foam pad
  • Scissors
  • Playard Sheet

For Technique #3:

  • Stuffed Toys

The Simple Steps to Follow on How to Make Pack N Play More Comfortable!

As mentioned above, there are various ways on how you can make pack n play more comfortable. You can do any or all of these ways. Here they are:

1. Technique #1: Add a Pack N Play mattress

Pack n play mattress

Keep in mind that the softness, texture, and firmness of his sleeping place will play a big role on how comfortable your baby will feel during his sleep. If you wish to make his pack n play a sleeping haven for him, placing a high-quality pack n play mattress is your best option.

Step 1. Measure the size of your Pack N Play

You have to make sure that the pack n play mattress that you will buy and use will fit your pack n play properly. To ensure this, it will be wise for you to measure the length and width of the interior part of your pack n play. Jot down the measurements and bring that list with you when you go shopping for the mattress.

Step 2. Do your research

Before you leave your home, it is recommended that you equip yourself with the knowledge needed to choose the perfect mattress for your little one. Lucky for you, there are plenty of comprehensive buying guides that you can find online.

Pro Tip: When looking for buyer guides, opt for one with reviews of the top mattress brands in the market so you would be able to know the pros and cons of each product. You can search for the best mattress for pack n play here.

Step 3. Choose the best pack n play mattress for your child

baby in pack n play mattress

Now that you have the knowledge needed to make the right decision, head to the store and choose which product you think is most suitable for your child.

Step 4. Inspect the mattress for any defects

Before you pay for the mattress, make sure to thoroughly check each and every corner for possible defects. Look for any loose thread, holes or damages.

If you found any defects, have it replaced.

Step 5. Bring home the mattress and place it in your pack n play

After paying for the mattress, bring it home and carefully arrange it in the pack n play.

Pro Tip: There should be no gap between the pack n play and the mattress. But if there will be, make sure that not more than one hand will fit the hole.

2. Technique #2: Use a DIY mattress

DIY mattress

If you can’t find a mattress that will fit the pack n play or if you do not have the money to splurge for one, you can simply create a mattress yourself!

Step 1. Cut the foam pad

Cut the foam pad into four sections. Make sure that the four pieces of foam pad that you will cut will cover the entire pack n play area.

Pro Tip: You can use the pack n play mat as a guide in cutting the foam pad.

Step 2. Arrange the cutouts in the play mat

Don’t place the play mat in the pack n play just yet. Place the cutouts on top of the play mat.

Step 3. Place the fitted playard sheet on the pack n play

Cover the cutouts along with the play mat with a fitted playard sheet.

Step 4. Place your DIY mattress in the pack n play

Now, you can out your masterpiece on the pack n play. Make sure that it is flat and that there are no gaps in between it and the pack n play.

Pro Tip: Ensuring that there are no gaps in between can minimize the risk of your baby falling into the gaps and suffocating.

3. Technique #3: Add stuffed toys

Stuffed toys

This option will not just make your baby comfortable—it will keep him entertained as well!

Step 1. Look for stuffed toys that your baby will love

Head to the toy store and look for stuffed toys that you think your baby will love. You can also bring him along to see how he would react when you show him the toys that you plan to buy.

Pro Tip: If your child already has a few favorite stuffed toys, you can use those instead of buying new ones. Doing so will give your baby a familiar feeling and will make him feel more secure and comfortable while he is in the pack n play.

Step 2. Carefully arrange the stuffed toys in the pack n play

Once you have gathered about 5-10 stuffed toys, you can carefully arrange them to cover the walls of the pack n play.

Pro Tip: If there is a huge space between the pack n play and the mattress, you can use the stuffed toys to fill in the gap.

Step 3. Let your baby enjoy your masterpiece!

Once you are done, place your baby in the pack n play so he can see your hard work!


A Pack N Play is a great sleeping and playing area for your little one. But did you know that there are still some ways on how you can improve it so that it will be more comfortable for your little one?

We have enumerated the steps that you need to follow on how to make pack n play more comfortable. We also have included a few tips. All you have to do is follow them and your baby will his playing and sleeping time even more!

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Josephine Lesley

Hi! I am Josephine G Lesley. I love children! In fact, I am an obstetric nurse and my passion is to ensure that each and every child on my watch will receive the proper care and utmost love that they deserve. I treat each child that I meet as my own and I am happy to be always surrounded with cute and loving children not just at work but also at home. I am actually a mom to a 4-year-old child and I am preparing to welcome another child soon! Because of my work and my family life, I believe that I have gained some amazing insights on child care and rearing and I want to share with you all of my knowledge through this blog. I am doing this in the hopes that I can be able to help other people in their motherhood journey! I hope you will enjoy reading my blog as I enjoyed writing it for you!

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