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Graco Nimble Nook Review & Giveaway


“Graco’s Pack ‘n Play® Playard Nimble Nook™ makes it easy to move from room to room, keeping baby always close. Its slim, lightweight design moves with you (with integrated wheels and folding feet for an even smaller fold) so that it’s convenient to care for baby around the home. The built-in, cozy nest bassinet is sized just right for your newborn and features gentle, soothing vibration. The playard is wider at the bottom, so it gives your growing toddler a spacious play space. Even with so many terrific features, it folds even smaller than expected, so you’ll store it anywhere.”


Graco sent me their Nimble Nook Playard at no cost, for me to facilitate this review.

The Nimble Nook promises to have several great features, the one I was most excited about was fitting it through doorways!! Any parent that has had their hands on a full-sized playard knows the frustration of having to collapse it just to move it into a different room. You’ve probably even experienced having your sleeping child inside and wanting to move it to a different room. Hah! No chance there.

The Nimble Nook won my love at that very moment… when I first saw it fit through my doorway. *insert happy Mama dance*


 The Playard comes in 3 simplistic, gender neutral colors. Shown above in Sapphire, LOVE it!


  • Moves easily from room to room, with a lightweight, slim design, so caring for baby is convenient anywhere
  • Built-in, two-speed bassinet vibration creates a soothing spot for your little oneNN3
  • Integrated, hidden wheels make it easy to move from room to room
  • Nest bassinet is a cozy rest spot, perfectly sized for your newborn
  • Overhead toy bar with brightly colored detachable toys keeps baby entertained
  • Playard is wider at the bottom, giving your growing toddler a more spacious play space
  • Features folding feet and wheels for 20% more compact fold for easy carrying and storage
  • Signature Graco® push-button fold makes closing your playard quick and hassle-free
  • Convenient carrying bag for no-fuss travel and storage
  • Airy mesh on all sides provides maximum ventilation



  • Overall Height: 27.13″
  • Width: 38.75″ Long Side
  • Depth: 27″ Short Side

Recommended Use:

  • Bassinet: Babies under 15 lbs
  • Playard: Children under 35″ tall, unable to climb out

If you’re like me, instructions are for the birds. Who needs them, right? Usually a little finagling here and following your gut go a long way in getting the job done. Well, baby gear isn’t always the best place to practice illiteracy. The instructions are there for a reason, baby‘s safety!


When installing the mattress pad while the playard is in bassinet mode it is important to notice the warning label. My gut said “Oh, just fold it in half and plop it in! Easy, simple, done!” Wrong. The proper way actually has the excess mattress pad fold upward into a little pocket on either side of the bassinet. The first side slides in quite nicely, while the second takes some pushing and shoving. While my way may be easier, it’s not safe for the babes.

It’s really fantastic how unobtrusive the Nimble Nook is and equally fantastic that it grows with your baby. My not-so-little 20mo old has plenty of room to play and sleep.


The bassinet option is perfect for newborns! Little Wyatt has sadly graduated from that stage though, at 4mo he’s just a little too big to fit comfortably in there.


I would highly recommend adding this to your baby need list. It’s so compact, easy to use and stylish. It’s easy to transport, whether that be from room to room in your house or from destination A – B. It folds 20% smaller than a full sized playard, so it’ll be way easier to fit the 50 things you’ll be bringing with you on your trip, just for baby, into your car.

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Disclosure: I was sent the item above at no cost to facilitate this review for my honest opinion. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Graco. 

Christina Strapp Lambert

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

I like how nice and slim this is. I also like that it is light and very portable.

maria c

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

I love how portable it is and how easy is to move through the doorways.

Richard Hicks

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

I love that it is so portable. A must have for traveling parents

Jennifer Odom

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

I love how small this is! I always struggle to get ours through a doorway.

christie lopanec

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

they sure have come a long way since my first was born 32 yrs agho