Recently I have been scouring craigslist to find a good deal on a playard. Once known as a playpen, I have wondered, more than once, when and why the word "playpen" seems to have disappeared and when the new, more modern word "playard" has come into existence. Not only has the word changed, but the style has as well. Years ago you might find something like this:
But now you're more likely to find something like this:In the midst of my search and my wondering about this, I stumbled upon this article that talks about this very thing. Just sharing for the sake of sharing in the event that any of you have wondered about it, too.