Travel cots have changed a lot since the time when all you could buy was a simple unit with a low-to-the-ground mattress and high mesh sides. While this is still the classic tried and tested design, nowadays there’s a huge choice if you’re looking for additional features. You can now find cots with wheels for easy maneuvering, cots that can transform into co-sleeping bed units, and travel cots that come with inserts for tiny ones—there’s no shortage of options when it comes to travel cots. Whatever your needs, there’s a travel cot for you and your family.
- Age range: Whether you have a newborn you want to swaddle up in a travel cot, or a toddler who wants to cuddle up on your adventures, take into consideration how long you’ll be able to get use out of your cot before your child outgrows it. While some cots have a wide age-range for use, others are designed for a fairly small window of time. You can get more bang for your buck by getting a versatile cot, but age-specific models might have more safety features designed for your little one.
- Dimensions and Size: Possibly the most important factor in determining what travel cot works for your family is taking note of the dimensions. If you want to pull up your travel cot bedside, we recommend measuring your bed and comparing levels. For those who plan on taking the cot on adventures, purchasing one with an adjustable height can allow it to suit a number of spaces with ease.
- Accessories: Depending on your budget and space requirements, having features to soothe and entertain your kid can be a wonderful add-on to make travel easier. From toy bars to sleep-inducing soundtracks and automated swaying to handles for transport, be sure to check out what accessories your travel cot has before making a purchase.
Our Picks for the Best Travel Cot on Amazon
Weighs only 8.4kg, collapses easily, and can be transported in a useful pouch with a handle. Can be used with babies and children up to three years old. TUKNON
Runner Up: Graco Contour Electra Travel Cot with Integrated Changing Table, Night Light, Music and Vibration, Suits Me
Accessories for Entertainment
Features a raised bassinet for newborns that can be taken away for older kids, a removable unit for nappy time, optional soothing sounds, gentle movement, and a toy bar. Includes sturdy base mattress. Graco
Budget Pick: Chicco Next2Me Dream Bedside Baby Crib – Co-Sleeping Baby Cot with Mattress, Rocking Function, Foldable Side, Adjustable Height, Mesh Windows, Wheels and Travel Bag – 0-6 Months, 9 kg
Adaptable model includes swaying action to soothe infants. Works as a stand alone or fits alongside parents’ bed. Can be tilted, raised, and lowered, with a washable mattress cover for easy cleaning. chicco
Premium Pick: Tutti Bambini CoZee® Bedside Crib/Co-Sleeper with Breathable Mesh Window, Travel Bag and Easy Fold (Silver & Oak)
Height Adjusts Easily
Features a six-step height adjuster, incline function, and drop side rail for set up alongside parents’ bed. Comes with a washable foam mattress. Can be set up and packed up in 30 seconds.
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