How important is.. a pack & play!?

Mamas.. I would love your input.. how important is/was a pack & play to you all? Did you use it as a bassinet too? A lot for traveling? Not much at all? Do you have a favorite? Share with me what you think about them!​

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    10/19/13
    I've got one on my wishlist because I heard they're the best thing since sliced bread. Bassinet, portable crib to grandma's, whatever you need. I found one that doubled as a changing table too. I'm interested to hear what other moms have to say about their use.
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      07/03/14
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        10/19/13
        Amanda Hurley
        I LOVE it. It is very portable, and perfect for putting up when you need to keep your eyes, say on dinner. Then you don't have to look over your shoulder to make sure the little one is not into anything.
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        10/19/13
        True that! I'm sure there are plenty who are searching for one cheaper than store price.
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          10/21/13
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          I am a new Mama.. married to my sweet Husband! I am a barre3 addict and a Team Leader here on Moms.com! I feel so blessed to do what I love and live life with the ones who make it magical.