Our son wouldn´t sleep until we bought the MamaDoo Kids mattress topper. The play yard hard board was way too hard for our son. He finally sleeps fine and I recommend it. We love this mattress topper because it folds in 3 so we take both items when we travel.
I transitioned my son at 12 months from pack and play with mamadoo mattress topper to a Montessori style twin floor bed with Dex bed rail. My son wasn’t sleeping well at the time because of cutting teeth. He transitioned in about a week, with the first night being the toughest. I started him at night, then naps. Now it is great because when he wakes up from his nap, I can nurse him in his bed and snuggle longer. I never used a crib and now at 16 months, Nolan sleeps well in his twin bed.
Graco is a great company and their Playard is easy to set up. We started using it with the MamaDoo Kids Mattress Topper for much needed extra comfort when our son was 5 months old. They are both portable so we can visit our friends or travel and everyone sleeps!
We have the MamaDoo Kids mattress topper too and we love it! It is a must have in case you need to take it somewhere with you, as it folds. We use as a mat to play on the floor and as a changing station too sometimes. Also one can wash the cover. We bought it from their website, as they had a better price than amazon. By the way they have great customer service.