A playard is one type of baby gear that is helpful for moms and dads. Most have a padded mattress and bassinet attachment that is ideal for use during naptime or when you are away from home. Some, like the Chicco Lullaby Playard, even come with a changing table, adding to their convenience. It's important that you use the instructions for putting your Chicco Lullaby Playard together, to ensure you've done it correctly.
Remove the playard from the bag to set it up. Unfasten the straps and remove the mattress around the playard. Stand unit upright on the floor. Pull the handle on the center of the playard floor up to make sure all the rails are unlocked. Lift the rails until they lock. If the rails do not lock, pull the center handle up and proceed to lift the rails again. Push the floor of the playard down. Fold the handle on the floor of the playard to the side. Push down the two side lower hinges located on the bottom of the playard with your foot. Place the mattress on the playard with the soft side up.
Remove the mattress from the playard to install the bassinet. Place the bassinet over the playard with the snaps facing down. Slide the tubes through the pockets on the sides of the bassinet. Push the eight bassinet clips onto the top rails. Fasten the four snaps on the corners of the bassinet. Pull the eight toggles through the loops on the playard. Place the remote control on its pocket on the bassinet. Place the mattress on the bassinet with the soft side up.
Set up the changing table before installing it into the playard. Slide the metal poles through the sleeves on the sides of the changing table. Secure the metal end pieces to the metal poles. Make sure the spring buttons slide through the holes. Place the changing table on the playard with the metal arcs on the ends of the changing table facing down. Place the netted pockets over the metal arcs on the ends of the changing table. Secure the Velcro on the pockets. Attach the buckles on each end of the changing table. Zip the zipper on the side of the playard to the changing table.
Install four AA batteries on the electronic unit. Place the electronic unit on any corner of the playard. Avoid forcing it into place. Slide the switch to the left to turn the Lullaby Nitelite off. Slide one place to the right for the "Manual" setting to enable any mode for six minutes. Slide another place to the right for the "Remote" setting to control the mode with the remote control. Slide completely to the right for the "Sound" setting, in which the music and vibration turn on with any sudden noise, such as when baby cries. Push the button with the wavy lines to turn on the vibration. Press the button with the light bulb to turn on the night light. Push the button with the music note to turn on the music. To use the remote control, point it to the unit and press the button for the desired setting. The buttons are the same as those on the electronic unit.
Slide the stuffed animals through the loops on the toy bar. Remove the mattress from the playard to install the toy bar. Insert the ends of the toy bar into each pocket on the corner of the mattress. Secure the snaps on the corners. Push the center of the toy bar down until it locks into position. Place the mattress with the toy bar on the floor for baby to play in. Pull each leg of the toy bar outwards to unlock it and fold it once the baby is done playing.
Remove the bassinet, changing table, mattress and electronic unit from the playard before packing it up. Turn the handle on the floor of the playard upwards and pull up to unlock the floor. Lift and squeeze the center of the top rails to unlock them. Push rails down while squeezing. Pull handle on the center of the playard floor up and draw the legs together. Turn the playard upright and place the Lullaby NiteLite on the center of the playard. Wrap the mattress around the playard. Tighten straps. Place playard inside the traveling bag. Store the bassinet and the toy bar on the side compartments.
Unbuckle the changing table and turn it over the side of the playard to store it.
Never leave a child unattended on the playard.