BabyStart Metal and Fabric Playpen (was £79.99) £39.99 @ Argos
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BabyStart Metal and Fabric Playpen (was £79.99) £39.99 @ Argos

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Found 12th Jan
A bargain price for this playpen which can easily convert to a room divider.

This white 6 panel metal and fabric playpen has a one handed, double-locking system. The panel sections keep little ones safely within the pen but are translucent enough to see through to keep an eye on them.


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General information:

  • Size H74.5, W61.5, D74.5cm.
  • Folds for storage - folded size H74.5, W61.5, D16cm.
  • Weight 12.94kg.
  • Suitable from birth .
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is it electrified?
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is it electrified?
Cheap puppy enclosure as well
Playpen... you mean baby prison
rastbury35 m ago

Playpen... you mean baby prison


These are great as you can also use them as a large baby gate. I used one to separate my kitchen in half so that my little one could not get near the cooker when I was making dinner. I bought mine at full price and was worth every penny to keep the little one out of harms way. heat.
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The design of this is not safe, the corners twist to lock but are not tight enough to stop them loosening with a slight push.

When a child inevitably stands at the side, hands on top looking over, the whole lot tips forward and collapses flat with the child inside. It's not heavy enough to stop itself tipping flat and useless unless attached to a wall.
alltaken12312th Jan

The design of this is not safe, the corners twist to lock but are not …The design of this is not safe, the corners twist to lock but are not tight enough to stop them loosening with a slight push.When a child inevitably stands at the side, hands on top looking over, the whole lot tips forward and collapses flat with the child inside. It's not heavy enough to stop itself tipping flat and useless unless attached to a wall.


That's helpful info. Thank you.
Andersonsmummy36 m ago

These are great as you can also use them as a large baby gate. I used one …These are great as you can also use them as a large baby gate. I used one to separate my kitchen in half so that my little one could not get near the cooker when I was making dinner. I bought mine at full price and was worth every penny to keep the little one out of harms way. heat.


Is there fittings to attach it to the wall at either side when used as large baby gate? Need a divider for the doggy to block the dining room off from the kitchen and thinking this might work if it can be secured to wall.
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@Skerry It does come with attachments and wall fixings.
I have 2 of the grey, Lindam-badged version of this - looks identical aside from the colour.

Not noticed any of the problems mentioned above - used it both fixed to the wall and standalone and never had any flexing of the joints or risk of tipping over (you do need to use an Allen key to tighten the corner joints though).

I'd definitely recommend it - we have 2 as you can add the panels together to make a larger enclosure. Think we paid about 60 quid for the first one, but got the second for a tenner second hand.
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@lilbeastie My version did not have an option for allen key adjustment. Perhaps they updated the design due to the problems. Which part of the joint has an allen key point on your version?
Edited by: "deleted1166706" 12th Jan
I have one and used it for my first son and my second. When my 1st was heavier and starting to lean on it i moved it to a corner between 2 sofas so he wouldn't tip it. It worked better on a mat so he couldnt slide it when he was on the floor and crawling. I would buy it again if that helps anyone decide. Ultimately you still need to supervise your child as with any aide it doesn't allow you to abdicate from supervising your child.
Edited by: "bessybunter" 12th Jan
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@bessybunter I don't think anybody is looking to buy one of these as a way to replace supervision
@alltaken123 Hopefully not kids find a way of climbing sliding and tipping most things 😁 I would be more worried if the pen was heavy as heavy items = more damage if they escape...sorry WHEN
Edited by: "bessybunter" 12th Jan
Looks like the octagon ufc for kids33046594-Enl0T.jpg
Just get a Dog Play Pen

Same thing but cheaper
Edited by: "Norseg" 13th Jan
Skerry51 m ago

Is there fittings to attach it to the wall at either side when used as …Is there fittings to attach it to the wall at either side when used as large baby gate? Need a divider for the doggy to block the dining room off from the kitchen and thinking this might work if it can be secured to wall.



I bought my own fixings for the wall and chose ones that I could easily clip the gate in and out of if required for when I was cleaning the floor or just opening the kitchen to one large room again. here is a pic of the type I used, I searched for pipe clips and found the right diameter. one at the top and one at the bottom worked a treat.
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Andersonsmummy12 m ago

I bought my own fixings for the wall and chose ones that I could easily …I bought my own fixings for the wall and chose ones that I could easily clip the gate in and out of if required for when I was cleaning the floor or just opening the kitchen to one large room again. here is a pic of the type I used, I searched for pipe clips and found the right diameter. one at the top and one at the bottom worked a treat.[Image]


Thanks for this! I am going to use ours as a room divider now / to pen myself and work area off from the bedlem
bessybunter34 m ago

Thanks for this! I am going to use ours as a room divider now / to pen …Thanks for this! I am going to use ours as a room divider now / to pen myself and work area off from the bedlem



You are very welcome Haha, I too found it most useful for exactly that
alltaken12312th Jan

@lilbeastie My version did not have an option for allen key adjustment. …@lilbeastie My version did not have an option for allen key adjustment. Perhaps they updated the design due to the problems. Which part of the joint has an allen key point on your version?


Maybe they either updated the design (we've had ours 4 years now) or that's the difference between this and the more expensive (rrp) Lindam version.

Ours has a bolt on each top cap that you can loosen off to change the angle between leaves or tighten to lock them in place.
Anyone know how something like this would fair as an enclosure for a large French Lop rabbit? In terms of materials, height, whether it could be against a wall to increase area, bar gap?
rastbury12th Jan

Playpen... you mean baby prison


Yea true. I wouldnt get one for ours. Let them explore
greenant14th Jan

Anyone know how something like this would fair as an enclosure for a large …Anyone know how something like this would fair as an enclosure for a large French Lop rabbit? In terms of materials, height, whether it could be against a wall to increase area, bar gap?


Rabbit would eat it...its very soft matetial so easily clawed by an animal (having raised rabbits, cats, dogs, rodents and now children). Using it as a divider wall to wall depends if you have an area suitable that can give you are closing off an area and on how you arrange it
Edited by: "bessybunter" 16th Jan
alltaken12312th Jan

@lilbeastie My version did not have an option for allen key adjustment. …@lilbeastie My version did not have an option for allen key adjustment. Perhaps they updated the design due to the problems. Which part of the joint has an allen key point on your version?


Ours has a tulip shaped piece of plastic on the hinged bars and if you twist it by hand it tightens the pen when you have the shape you want...figured this out when our munchkin was caught purposefully loosening them all to move the pen to where he wanted
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bessybunter4 m ago

Ours has a tulip shaped piece of plastic on the hinged bars and if you …Ours has a tulip shaped piece of plastic on the hinged bars and if you twist it by hand it tightens the pen when you have the shape you want...figured this out when our munchkin was caught purposefully loosening them all to move the pen to where he wanted


Thanks, ours was similar. Sadly it didn’t have any tool adjustment areas, like a nut. I’d tighten it by hand using the plastic twist locks, but my little man always found a way to loosen them by ticking the pen slightly when looking over.
Andersonsmummy12th Jan

I bought my own fixings for the wall and chose ones that I could easily …I bought my own fixings for the wall and chose ones that I could easily clip the gate in and out of if required for when I was cleaning the floor or just opening the kitchen to one large room again. here is a pic of the type I used, I searched for pipe clips and found the right diameter. one at the top and one at the bottom worked a treat.[Image]


Thanks a million
alltaken12312th Jan

@Skerry It does come with attachments and wall fixings.


Thanks
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