Is the Superyard XT a Worth While Product???

Updated on July 14, 2008
T.S. asks from Hinckley, IL
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My 9 month old son is getting VERY mobile and I am having a hard time keeping him in one room and away from my 5 year old daughter's toys(which are tiny things like barbie shoes, markers, ect.)I found a product called the Superyard XT while searching online, it looks like a product that would help me. What I want to know is, is it worth buying at my sons age. What age have you used it til? Is it a good product? And are there any other products or suggestions out there to help me? Thanks!!!

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A.L.

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We have one and I LOVE it! Although, I will probably be buying the extension soon as I feel the space is rather small. My son loves playing with his toys in there. He's almost 14 months and it helps me to have some time to relax instead of chasing him all day...which I need as I'm 7 months pregnant ;-)

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K.Z.

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I just bought one and it is wonderful for outside. Just keep in mind that it isn't anchored in the ground, so don't leave him unattended.

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L.M.

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I work from home, so I thought this would be a way to keep her with me for short periods of time, when I had to make a call or participate in a conference. I purchased it when she was about 9-10 months. She was ok in it for VERY short periods of time. She started to try and climb in and then ending up hurting herself. I also tried to use it i the family room when I made dinner, she became frustrated with it quickly. I agree with the others, if you can find it resale, but I wouldn't pay full price, you use it for only a short period of time.

Good luck.

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A.H.

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It worked terrific for my kids. I have 6 pieces total. While my youngest is now 2 years old, I still drag it out when they are playing on the driveway and run it across the end at the street to give them a physical barrier to help teach her not to drive their toys off the driveway. I had a large area set up for my son when he was little, next to my computer so he could play while I worked, but be nearby. I did something similar with my daughter too, and then slowly "exploded" it - using paired pieces of it to block off stuff she wasn't old enough to access until she understood the boundaries. I thought it worked great! The only trouble I had was that my son wanted to get IN to my daughter's area, but then didn't like being "stuck" inside with her either. LOL. Neither of my kids have been climbers, per se (although my daughter has been finally starting to some now) so I didn't run into that problem. I'd suggest looking on eBay or Craig's List for a used one - there are plenty out there. Do NOT get a used knock-off though - the XT was the ONLY one that survived a bunch of recalls for the gates collapsing. I don't know anything about any newer versions though.

Hope that helps!

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B.G.

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I loved mine for a very short period...but totally worth that period, i especially liked it for outdoors, I could put the baby in it with a blanket and toys while her brothers played and she got to be outdoors and I got a few minutes to get things done- perfect for before walking i think...also i got mine off of craigs list, that really made it worth it...

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N.M.

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i used it to block off the areas i didnot want my daughter to go into. i tried to put her in it but she hated it. didnt like her play pen either. she hates being confined. but it is a good investment. if your child is like mine and doesnt like being confined use it to block off certain areas of your house youdont want him to go into.

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J.P.

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Hi T.,

I looked at Target online to make sure what a Superyard XT was before responding. And... yes it's what I thought it is. We used it from time to time with my twins. If I had to run into another room for something, I'd put one or both in there for a minute. My twins didn't like being in it because they always wanted to explore their surrondings even if I placed toys in there. But... I think if a baby used it daily for a block of time, he would get used to it.
We used it often to block the tv in the corner of the family room. (That was the main reason I got it.) It's around $60. and worth it.) You could probably check a kid's resale shop and see if they have it for less. There are A LOT of good reviews on Target's online website.

Either way.... I think all of your daughter's small toys should be only used and stored in her bedroom. And keep this room off limits to your son. Use a gate that your daughter can operate that is in front of her bedroom door or a safety door product that will not allow him to open her door.

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T.D.

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I see these posted on Craigslist all the time. Check there before spending full price.

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J.L.

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I bought this when my son was around 7 months, just when he started getting pretty mobile. I also bought four or five of the extensions and made the enclosed area very large. It was an absolute life-saver for us. I completely lushed it up (padding wise)with a lot of cushy blankets piled under it and set up all of his toys inside. It was so convenient for the two of us to relax in there together with plenty of space and without any worry. As soon as he was old enough to climb out, it was snatched away by my sister, who extended it further to make a huge play space in her basement... I'll have to fight her for it when my second son gets to the crawling stage. Highly recommend it.

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C.A.

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Yes, I loved it. We bought it for twins around their first birthday. We used it for a while, until one day they tipped it. We then used it to put up a barrier around the TV, the Christmas tree, a dresser. We just stopped using it this past year and my twins are almost 4. It was definitely worth buying.

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L.Q.

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It's so funny you just posted this. On another website I am on, a Mom just posted a pic of a 'play yard' she got from Target. It's pretty much like the Superyard XT, but looks much better. It has awesome reviews. Here's the link. I hope it works.

http://www.target.com/Little-Playzone-Sounds-Lights/dp/B0...

Sorry, I don't think the link is working. Its called the Little Playzone with Sounds and Lights. Its 46in x 46 in and they also sell extention kits if you want to make it even bigger.

I have not heard the best reviews about the Superyard XT however.

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D.L.

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Hi T.,
Check out Johnny Jump Up. My son loved it.

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M.M.

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It might be worth the money for a very mobile child. What I have seen, based on friends who purchased, is that you don't end up using it for very long. So, maybe for a few months it might be worth it to you.

In the future, I hear people use them around their Christmas tree to prevent the babies from grabbing at the branches and pulling the tree down.

Hopefully, people will give you other ideas to use the gate for once the child has "out grown" it.

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L.C.

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I used mine all the time until my son was about 2 or when he could climb out. I got it when he started to crawl. I used it everyday and put his toys in there. He was fine with it and it kept him safe while i was doing laundry or cooking etc.

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E.B.

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I bought the superyard when my son learned how to crawl out of his exersaucer. . . I want to say he was about 7 or 8 months old.
Now that my son is 18 months old, I still put him in the play yard almost every morning while I get ready for the day. He enjoys playing and I know he's not getting into anything that can hurt him. He's content in there for about 30-40 minutes. I don't think he would be happy to stay in there if he had a sibling that he could see playing
We have an open concept floor plan and I've also reconfigured the play yard to block of sections of the house. It is rather cumbersome, I wouldn't plan on putting it up and down every day.
Hope this helps!

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L.K.

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We used it to block off the kitchen and entry stairs in our townhouse and it worked well. Our babysitter uses one to section off an area for babies to have floor time in her home daycare. We did have to configure it so our son couldn't push it (it slides very easily on Pergo), but it did take a while for him to figure that out. They are definitely made of sturdy plastic in my opinion.

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M.R.

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It is a quality product, but won't last long if your son is a climber. My daughter learned how to climb up the fence before she learned how to walk on her own!

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A.H.

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I never used mine as an enclosure but used it to block the bottom of the stairs, block the fireplace, block wherever I didn't want my toddlers to go. Because it is so flexible, it had many uses. I loved it.

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C.S.

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what about just a baby gate in the door of the room you don't want her to get in, or in the door of the room you want her to stay in. there are gates that are mounted and swing open if you step on a pedal. your 5 year old may be able to work them to get in and out. i'm not sure the weight you need to be to make them open.

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T.S.

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I love it. I have had many different purposes for it at many different ages. I did find that the same company markets the exact same product for dogs and it costs a lot less. I found that version at Farm & Fleet in Montgomery (Oswego). I think it was $30 or $40 cheaper.

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M.E.

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Hi T.:

We bought one, but never ended up using it - although it sounds like a lot of other Moms loved it. I still have it in the original box if you want to consider purchasing ours for a good deal. Email me if you're interested at [email protected]____.com care,
M.

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