Pack-n-plays are so handy, and we use ours a lot. Particularly for vacations.However, I've tried store bought pack-n-play sheets, and they don't seem to stay on. And it's irritating. Without a sheet, your pad gets dirty real quick and gets stained from drool, bottles, and of coarse, leaky diapers. GROSS. And it's not like you can just throw it in the wash.
But not only that, they don't seem all that comfortable. The pad seems to be made out of card board or something. I want my baby to have a little padding.
So when I had Gavin, I made a pack-n-play pad. And it has been WELL USED, so it was time for an update. And I thought I'd share it with you!
First, measure the pad in your pack-n-play. Mine was 37 1/2" x 25 1/2".
Next, cut both of your flannel fabric 1" larger each way. So I cut mine 38 1/2" x 26 1/2".
Now, cut your badding the same size.
Lay your fabric right sides together, and then the badding underneath or on top of them (as shown in the picture above). Pin with the badding facing up.
Now, cut 16 pieces total of fleece, 8 in the main flannel fabric, 8 in the coordinating flannel,
2" x 5" each. Put main and coordinating pieces together, right sides together, as shown in picture above.
Sew the same sides of 4 halves of velcro on the main fabric side of the straps.
Turn right sides out, press, and do a 1/4" top stitch around the entire thing, also closing off the opening for turning.