The Graco Nimble Nook is a combination bassinet/play yard that provides a safe and comfortable place for your little one to nap or play.
Also known by its full name, the Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Nimble Nook, its useful functions and modern styling has made it very popular with parents. And, just as importantly, babies love it!
Narrower at the top and widening towards the base, the removable bassinet that sits inside the play yard will keep newborns and babies weighing up to 15 pounds, snug and cozy.
When they are a little older and using the play yard, there will be enough room for your toddler to stretch out, without feeling confined.
Compact and lightweight, the Nimble Nook has built-in transport wheels that will enable you to quickly move it to another spot in the house if required. And, if you want to fold it to store or to take with you when visiting family or friends, the process is as simple as pressing a button. The Nimble Nook will pretty much do all of the rest for you!
In this Graco Nimble Nook review, we will look at its specs, key features, and purchaser feedback to help you decide whether or not you should buy it for your baby.
Graco Nimble Nook Recommended Usage
Bassinet – The removable bassinet is suitable for babies weighing no more than 15 pounds, who are not yet able to push up onto their hands and knees.
Playard – The play yard is suitable for young children up to 35 inches tall, who can not climb out of it.
Nimble Nook Specs
Dimensions – The Graco Nimble Nook measures 27″ (H) x 27″ (D – short side) x 38 1/4″ (W – long side).
Weight – It weighs 21.4 lbs.
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Nimble Nook Notable Features
- Available in two attractive neutral colorways that will suit any decor, these include Pierce (gray) and Sapphire (blue).
- When the Nimble Nook is used as a bassinet, there is the option of activating the 2-speed inbuilt vibration feature to help soothe your baby to sleep.
- Mesh sides allow maximum air ventilation to increase your baby’s comfort. It also lets you see your little one through the sides of the cot from across the room, or from your bed when they are napping beside you in the bassinet.
- Designed to fit through doorways, you won’t have to fold the Nimble Nook every time you want to move it from room to room.
- A bar on the play yard comes with colorful soft toys attached. These will keep your little one happy and amused. The toys are detachable, enabling your baby to play with them.
- Push a button and the play yard will quickly fold itself. Its feet and wheels fold upwards and inwards for easier carrying and a saving of around 20% of storage space, compared with most other play yards.
- A carrying bag provides convenient transportation and storage.
To assemble the cot, pull the sides upwards and outwards, and they will click into place. Next, unfold the mattress into the base and tuck the bassinet material around the sides of the cot. Finally, put the padded mat that serves as a mattress on top of the base, with its edges tucked into the side pockets.
Folding the Nimble Nook
To fold the Graco Nimble Nook, press the gray buttons on the sides and ends of the cot to collapse the sidebars. Next, pull the red strap which is located in the base, and it will fold in on itself and wrap around the cot. It’s then just a matter of using the Velcro strap to hold everything in place.
You can then pop the Nimble Nook into its travel bag, then put it in a closet, slide it under a bed to store, or place it on the back seat of your car or in the trunk, if you want to take it along with you when you go out.
Care and Maintenance
The Nimble Nook can be cleaned with soap and warm water. You can then leave it to drip dry. The carry bag is machine washable in lukewarm water.
If sand gets into the play yard, be sure to remove it before putting it into its storage bag.
Graco Nimble Nook Purchaser Feedback
Many parents have left positive feedback for the Graco Nimble Nook, saying their babies love it, whether using it as a cot for naps or playing in the play yard.
Purchasers appreciate the compactness of the play yard, which enables it to fit just about anywhere. They also like that it is light enough to move from room to room and that it fits through doorways without first having to be folded.
The sturdiness and durability of the Nimble Nook have received praise, as has its modern appearance. It’s quick and easy setup process has also received favorable comments.
A few people expressed disappointment that Graco does not make a fitted sheet to fit the bassinet. Some customers mentioned that the padded mat tends to stain quite easily.
Graco Nimble Nook Summary
Anyone familiar with Graco baby products will know how good they are, and the Graco Nimble Nook Pack ‘n Play Playard is no exception.
Parents love the ease of moving the bassinet to the room they are in so that they can keep an eye on their baby as he or she naps. Babies love it because it is comfortable and its vibration is relaxing. When they’re awake, the toy bar keeps them entertained.
The play yard is ideal for that stage when your infant starts getting into everything. You can move it to the room you are in, place your baby inside with a few of their favorite toys, and get on with doing housework or cooking dinner with them close by and out of harm’s way.
If you plan on making a trip, or even just visiting friends, the play yard is light enough to take with you. It will keep your baby safely and comfortably confined in familiar surroundings.
While the Nimble Nook has a smattering of negative comments, overall parents love it, with some saying it’s by far the best item of its type they’ve bought.
If you like the sound of the Nimble Nook, but want to be able to use the bassinet component for longer, click the following link to read a review of the Graco Travel Lite Crib with Stages, which can accommodate babies weighing up to 20 pounds.
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