Joovy Toy Room² Playard {Holiday Toy Review}

By Kate |

We know and love Joovy for their awesome grown up toys (see the Zoom 360 jogging stroller review, Nook high chair review and Scooter X2 stroller review) so we’re excited to share a kid toy that demonstrates the quality and function we expect from the brand. My daughter now has her very own Joovy baby equipment: a Joovy Toy Room² Playard.

Joovy Toy Playard Review

The Joovy Toy Room² playard adds another super durable, high-quality toy to our industry-leading line of doll accessories. Just like our toy strollers and car seats, these playards are built at a real playard factory and they function just like the real thing.


  • The Joovy Toy Room² playard is built at a real playard factory and it functions just like the real thing.
  • It folds and unfolds and it can be stored inside the included travel bag.  To fold, simply twist the top rail on each side and pull up on the floorboard handle.
  • Dimensions of the playard are 16.25×16.25×13 and the diagonal length is 22 inches.
  • Joovy toys last through multiple kids, they have much stronger steel tubing and superior fabric compared to other doll toys.

Toy Room² Playard Review

We surprised my daughter with the Joovy Toy Room² Playard for her birthday last week. It was the first thing that caught her eye and for good reason. This cute playard is strikingly similar to the real thing – it folds and unfolds as you would expect and provides a super cute and cozy place for dolls to sleep. The fold and unfold mechanism is a little tricky for my daughter to figure out so she needs my help to set it up and take it down, but we leave it up most of the time because she plays with it often.

One of my favorite features is that the playard folds up and can be stored in an included travel bag. The bag has handles and because the Toy Room is lightweight, a little one can carry doll’s bed on  the go.

As you can see, my daughter enjoys the Toy Room so much she thought it was an appropriate place for ALL of her dolls. The size is great for one doll to sleep alone or for 12 dolls to, um, cuddle and play together.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy… For kids who love to play with dolls, this sweet Playard is a must have. It’s relatively affordable and would be a great “wow” gift under the tree or fun way to surprise your tot with a doll at the holidays. We love that this offers kids another way to encourage imaginary play and care for little dolls.

Or Not to Buy… The fold and unfold mechanism requires a twist motion that is too complex for my 3 year old, which is good and bad. When your tot wants to take it down you’ll likely have to help.

Shop! The Toy Room Playard is available directly from Joovy.com for $34.99. The Toy Room is also available as part of a Toy Bundle set including the Toy Caboose Stroller, Toy Car Seat and the Toy Room Playard for $139.99. To keep up with the latest product and company news, make sure you like Joovy on Facebook and follow Joovy on Twitter.

Thanks to Joovy for providing a sample for the purpose of this review.


Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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  1. 1.
    Debbie P

    That is adorable! It’s great that it fits so many dolls; it can double as a toy bin.

  2. 2.
    Vickie Couturier

    really cute,,my grandaughters would have fun playing with this

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