Dreambaby® Royale Converta® 3 in 1 Play-Pen Review

Testing Particulars:

Products tested:


Time frame: 1 Month
Testing Location: Melbourne
Tested by: Harper 6 years, Charlie at 4 years, and Olive at 19 months

Product Specifications

The Dreambaby® Royale Converta® 3 in 1 Play-Pen Gate is a versatile play pen which can be used in many ways at home. The six easy-to-adjust panels can suit any type of home layout, and can be placed in any area or room around the home.
The panels can be opened to create an extra-long gate, or used as a protective guard around a room, a door, or fireplace. As a play-pen, it can be set up in a variety of shapes, remaining large enough for your children to enjoy free space to play around in.
Constructed from durable, sturdy metal, the play-pen is safe and secure to use, and will last a long time.
It includes 6 modular panels including convenient walk through gate
RRP $179.95

The Dreambaby® 2 Panel Royale Converta Extension quickly and easily turns your 6 panel Play-Pen Gate into an 8 panel Play-Pen Gate.
RRP $49.95

-Soft, comfortable play surface
-Easy to care
-machine washable, dyer safe
-Simple to install
-Fits an 6 panel play-pen
-Protects carpeting and flooring
-Colour : navy blue
-RRP $29.95

The Experience: On opening the box, DreamBaby didn't fail to impress me with their design, the first thing I noticed was the weight of the play-pen. It was heavy and that gave me peace of mind. I knew it wasn't going to be moved easily by a young child. I flicked though the instruction book then started putting the play-pen together and adding the gate extension, it was easy enough to work out taking me about ten minutes to set up. Adding the gate extension made the play-pen into a 8 panel larger play-pen making it easier to be used by my older children.

Over the 4 weeks that I tested the pay-pen I have used it mostly as a safe area for my older son to play "big boy lego" and other games that contain chocking toys away from my toddler. Adding the extension made the pen a great size to be used in this way. The play mat has been a nice feature making the floor warmer and softer. It also made packing up the lego easy as I just tipped it from the mat straight into the lego tub. I've also use the play-pen mat as a guide so my son knows where the lego has to stay so my toddler can't reach it through the bars of the pay-pen. This has been working nicely. My son use to play lego in a bedroom with the door shut so it's been nice for him to be in the main room with me playing without worrying his sister will get hold of the lego.

I'm pregnant with our fourth child and can see the play pen will get a lot of use once the baby is born.

The stand out feature of the play pen is the way it folds for storage. This feature makes it easy to pack up and take away which I plan on doing for camping trips once we have the new baby.

I would happily recommend the play-pen to anyone who needs a bit more security, in the home with small children or a baby. I would also recommend the play-pen opened as a long gate for anyone with an open plan kitchen/dinning room who don't have the option of a baby gate on a door. 

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Disclosure: Dreambaby provided the items listed above for this review. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.


Olive at 4 months old

Growth and appearance: You look so much like Harper it's amazing, looking at you brings back memories of him as a baby, it's actually crazy how similar you look at times. You're eyes are getting really blue and super round and you have cute cubby cheeks.
Feeding: one meal every couple of days BF on demand.
Sleeping: slept through two more times.  Most nights feeding every 3 hours.  
Development: This month slept through the night again twice before having your shots and spending the next week being really sad (waking up all night and not happy to be put down during the day). After a week you were back to your happy self. You started solids, but you're really hard to feed. You don't seem to watch the spoon or open your mouth. You started laughing often, and have a super adorable chuckle. You enjoy baths and love tickles. You roll and are grasping toys.

Olive at 3 month old

Growth, appearance and life: you slept through the night for the first time, it was just a one off but still amazing. I just can't get over you, if all babies were this easy I'd have ten. You babble more and more and start to laugh when I tickle you. At the end of the month you started rolling back to front. You have perfect rolls poly legs and arms. You look more and more like Harper each week as your eyes grow bigger.
Feeding: breastfeeding about 3 hourly around the clock on demand.
Sleeping: You continue to sleep in the pram during the day and with us at night, sometimes in our bed sometimes in the bassinet.
Development2.5 months old you start rolling from tummy to back. To begin with I think it's a fluke but you prove me wrong doing it again and again each day. You have a check up with the Paediatrician who assures us you won't stop breathing again. You roll over for him and he seems really impressed you're rolling so young, by the end of the month you start rolling back to front. You try to mimic "hello" and do a good job.