Play DensDesigned to keep your little one safe while you’re attending to other tasks, these baby playpens from Safetots are an essential piece of kit for any young family. Read More
Having a safe space to place your crawling baby or busy toddler when life throws some multi-tasking challenge your way really comes into its own, for example when the home grocery delivery arrives earlier than scheduled. Equally, some days there are just times when you need to sit down and have a moment for yourself.
Safetots’ playpens and play dens provide that opportunity to continue being part of your child’s playtime without having to chase them round the home, giving you a chance to recharge your batteries and them a chance to experience independent learning.
Our play dens have no integral base. This can be a great feature when using them outdoors, allowing your child to explore the grass under their toes or even different textured floor surfaces inside the home too. They are constructed from wooden, plastic, or metal panels with an opening gate section, and the dens can be expanded using extension panels.
If you’re looking for something with an integral base, then you may be interested in our Safetots’ playpens which with an attached base — one of the criteria for being eligible to be tested under BS 8423:2010, the safety standard for playpens for babies. Furthermore, an integral base means that there is a protective barrier between your child and the floor surface.
Shop the collection of children’s play dens and be sure to take a look at our other baby safety products too. We have everything from stair gates to fire guards to keep your little ones safe while exploring their home, plus pet playpens to keep puppies secure. You'll find options to suit all areas of the home, such as pressure fit safety gates for rented properties and screw fit stair gates for a more permanent option. Browse the range and take a look at our FAQs below before you buy online today.
- What age are play dens suitable for?
- Are play dens safe or suitable for young children?
- Which playpen is best?
- Are Custom Made Play Dens Safe
What age are play dens suitable for?
You should stop using a play den when your child is tall enough to potentially attempt to climb out. At Safetots, our play dens and playpens are designed for children up to 24 months, or children that are up to 30 pounds and 34 inches tall.
Are play dens safe or suitable for young children?
Although play dens can be created as fun and educational areas for young children to develop a sense of independence, at Safetots we would recommend against the overuse of a play den. There is a fine balance to be found between encouraging a child to discover things on their own and providing the bond and stimulation that only another person can bring to their lives.
The purpose of a children's play pen is to provide a safe place where you can put your child for a brief period of time whilst you manage the practicalities of everyday life. Luckily, we offer plenty of child safety essentials to help you baby-proof your home and make it a safe space for your little one to explore outside of their play pen.
It is vital you make sure the area inside the play den is completely safe before leaving your child. Always remember that toddlers tend to put anything and everything in their mouths. A simple rule to consider is if an object can fit through the centre of a toilet paper roll, it can be a choking hazard for a child under three years of age. Also consider purchasing a choke tester to ensure all areas of your home are safe. Only put 100% child safe toys in a play den.
Which playpen is best?
There are a few factors you may want to consider when choosing the playpen that is best for your family. For one, you’ll want to bear in mind how practical your play den will be. Fabric playpens are softer and perfect for smaller children, while metal and wood playpens are generally sturdier and more durable.
You may also want to consider the size of the playpen. If you have more than one child, then a large playpen or an extendable option may be best. Here at Safetots, we offer a wide range of sizes, including large and extra-large options available in a variety of shapes too. If you’re searching for a more transportable option, then you may want to go for a fabric playpen which can be assembled and disassembled in minutes — perfect for families on the go.
Of course, you’ll also want to consider aesthetics when choosing your kids’ playpen. We have a selection of colours and styles available, including brown, black, and white play dens to complement a wide variety of interiors. You’re bound to find one to match your home and your needs, so shop online today with next day delivery options available. Alternatively, browse our range of baby gates and room dividers for even more ways to create a safe space for your little one to play in
Are Custom Made Play Dens Safe
Safetots offer a range of 'make your own' play dens in black metal, white metal and wood. Essentially these offer the customer the option to select a range of panels in different sizes, which can be angled exactly as required. Each option will also have a gate opening panel available, which is essential to allow access to your child. The gate panels have all been safety tested to the latest EN1930:2011 Safety Standards, ensuring the play dens are perfectly safe.
The play dens do not come with play mats as each configuration selected is unqiue. It is advisable to position your own play mat on the floor where you would like to position your play den, and make your own configuration to sit snugly on the mat.