When travelling with small children, you always have to make them a priorty, ensuring that they’re well rested which in turn, keeps the whole family happy and relatively stress free. Here are 5 of the best baby travel cots that will make your travels a whole lot easier!Mobile and tablet users just swipe across...
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|Max. Weight||15 kg||15 kg||15 kg||15 kg||15 kg|
|Assembled Size||82 x 112 x 64 cm||76 x 103 x 73 cm||78 x 119 x 60 cm||76 x 60 x 100 cm||84 x 129 x 76 cm|
|Folded Size||49 x 60 x 14 cm||77 x 20 x 20 cm||81 x 22 x 25 cm||23 x 24 x 76 cm||32 x 32 x 79 cm|
|Weight||6 kg||8.5 kg||9 kg||10 kg||12.7 kg|
- Elevated Floor – Some baby travel cots have the option to insert an elevated base or bassinet which is ideal for babies from birth up to 6 months, when they are able to sit-up unaided. It’s more convenient for yourself as parents because you don’t have to bend down far to pick your baby up.
- What’s Included (mattress and carry bag) – Most baby travel costs included a foldable mattress though most people deem these to be too thin and opt to purchase a thicker mattress. All travel cots should also come with a carry bag that stores the cot along with its contents.
- Maximum Weight / Age Suitability – You’ll find that most baby travel cots are suitable for children from birth up to 3 years of age, or more specifically, 15 kg. However, this can vary for each model so it’s best to follow the recommendations set by the manufacturer.
- Assembled and Folded Size (how portable is it?) – Ideally, you would want a travel cot that has enough room for your baby to feel comfortable in when fully assembled, but also not too big that it’s hard to find a place to set it. The most important thing when it comes to size however, is if it’s really easy to carry around once the entire travel cot has been folded down and put away.
- Weight of the Travel Cot – Since baby travel cots are designed for travelling, you may want to find one that’s as light as possible if you’re going to be carrying it around often. One of the lighest we’ve come across is the BABYBJORN’s Travel Cot, which weighs only a mere 6 kg.
- Additional Features – Baby travel cots can be more than just for your child to rest in; they can also double up as a little play area and changing base. Some models such as the Hauck Babycenter even includes a built-in music box, changing top and an accessory tray.
Other Things to Consider
How stable is it?
When the baby travel cot is fully assembled, you may want to give it a good little shake to see if it can cope with the various movements of a baby. This is particularly important for travel cots that have an elevated base.
Is it easy to assemble?
If you’re a parent that’s always pressed for time, you’d probably want to avoid a travel cot that is too fiddly as it’ll take you ages to assemble it. Fortunately, most of them are quick and easy to assemble since they’re designed for travel purposes.
How much does it cost?
The best baby travel cots often look the prettiest and are the most versatile but if you’re on a budget, then there are some fantastically cheap travel cots such as the highly rated Red Kit Sleep Tight travel cot, though basic, is well constructed and does exactly what it’s designed to do.