Need a portable cot for your family holiday or a night away from home? We’ve picked out 8 of the best travel cots for a straightforward and stress-free sleep time.
BabyBjÖrn Travel Cot Light
Lightweight (5kg), compact and folds out in one movement. The soft mattress makes the travel cot a comfortable and snug place for your child to settle on trips away from home. This cot is suitable for children aged 0–3 years.
Phil & Teds Traveller 4.0
Weighing only 6lbs, this travel cots really does live up to its name. The all-round ventilated mesh sides are good for visibility and coolness. It also comes with a self-inflating mattress and fitted sheet. Compact, light and doubles up as a playpen – what a winner.
Jane Sidesleeper Crib
While the Jane Sidesleeper Crib isn’t the lightest or most compact travel cot on the market, as a co-sleeper crib it’s a reassuring product for those who want to keep their baby very close at hand. Suitable from birth to 6 months, its 92cm width makes it comfortable for larger babies. It’s highly adjustable so fits alongside most beds and will fold up in seconds for easy transportation.
Nuna Sena Mini Travel Cot
One handed, ultra-compact and with a self-standing fold, here’s another cot that doubles as a playpen. Suitable from birth to approximately 18 months.
LittleLife Arc 2 Travel Cot
This travel cot can be put up in moments for a solid night’s sleep on a comfortable foam mattress. Packs away into a 2.5kg, easy to carry rucksack. It comes with a free sun cover too, so you can use it outside. Suitable from birth.
BabyDan Travel Cot
A very sturdy travel cot that’s easy to assemble. The BabyDan is great value for money as it can be used from birth up to three years. At 11.2 kg it’s not exactly super-light, but its low price tag and durability have helped it become a firm favourite among parents.
BabyHub SleepSpace Travel Cot
The SleepSpace travel cot stands out for two reasons – it’s substantial price and the fact that it can be used as a fun play teepee as your child grows. It comes with a fitted mosquito net to protect little ones from bug bites and can be set up in one easy movement. If you don’t mind paying a bit extra, this could be a travel cot that just keeps on giving.
Red Kite Dreamer
One of the cheapest travel cots on the market, the Red Kite Dreamer still performs where it counts. The zip-on bassinette makes it suitable for use from birth and its compact size means that it’s a good option for smaller spaces, such as caravans.
All prices correct at time of publication.
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