A BabyDan OLAF Pentagon playpen is a great way to have a safe space for your little one to play and give you peace of mind. The playmat is soft and have high edges so your child is safe. The wide gate allows you to pick up the child without straining your back. You can open the gate either direction with just one hand. When your child no longer needs a playpen, you can convert it into a safety gate. Then you can use it around a fireplace, wide or irregular doorway or staircase, or as a room divider. You can extend the gate indefinitely with small and large sections that you purchase separately.