Holiday season is around the corner and that means finding a suitable sleeping solution for our babes, whether we’re camping, globetrotting or staying in an Airbnb on the British coast. Finding the travel cot that will work for you and your family can be tricky, so we’ve rounded up some of the best travel cots for you.
Sleek, simple and stylish, the Joie Illusion is a compact travel cot with integrated wheels has a pop-up fold, making travelling with a little one a doddle. It comes in its own bag, plus it has soft-top rails and an ultra-secure frame, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your precious cargo is safe. Ideal for sleep or play, it offers ventilation on all four sides and an elevated, draft-resistant base for the ultimate comfort. The best bit is its one-hand, tuck-away changing table and deluxe organiser for storing your baby essentials. Joie has thought of everything!
The Babyhub SleepSpace Travel Cot is undoubtedly the coolest travel cot on the market, this little pyramid-shaped, portable beauty offers revolutionary design and four exciting colours including pebble, tangerine, kiwi and ruby. Thanks to its wide base, it is safe, stable and spacious; your baby will love it for both sleep and play. It can be opened up, closed and carried in a swift, one-handed movement and it even comes with its own mosquito cover. Plus, you can buy a tepee pack to transform it into the perfect portable toy.
The phil&teds traveller travel cot is crazy light. At just 3.2kg, travelling with a baby has never been so easy. With its sloped, mesh sides, you can watch your baby while they sleep or play happily, thanks to the gently cocooned feeling they will get inside. In its carry bag, the traveller is so tiny that it will fit in your backpack or overhead locker on a plane. You can set it up and take it down in seconds and, once its up you can zip down the sides, making it quick and easy to access your baby should you need to. It’s fabulous!
Bright, bold and fun, the Hauck Dream’n Play is a practical addition to your baby armoury. With large, mesh sides, you can keep an eye on your baby whether they’re snoozing or playing. It assembles and folds easily, and packs away into a neat carry bag for storage and transportation. Plus, it comes with a folding mattress and is suitable up to 14kg.
With a two-speed vibration unit and toy bar, this Graco Nimble Nook could be the perfect travel cot for your sleep-challenged bambino! It has a lightweight, compact frame that fits easily through doorways without unfolding, so you can move it from room to room as you please. Thanks to its removable bassinet, it is perfect from birth up until 9kg. It has a compact fold and a carry bag, making it super easy to transport. No wonder it was shortlisted in the Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2016!
Check out the Mumii parents review for the Graco Nimble Nook here.
This lightweight travel cot weighs just 6kg and will take your little one from birth to three years. With its soft mattress and safe, practical features, it will make your trip a simple one. It’s super easy to set up and fold away, has a sleek, airy design and comes with its own fitted mattress. The BABYBJÖRN Travel Cot Light is most definitely a sensible purchase.
The Chicco Lullago Zip Travel Crib is a home and travel crib comes in a pretty grey shade that looks great in any surroundings. Practical, easy to use and super compact, it can be used in even the smallest of places. It folds and unfolds in just 60 seconds and has a stylish grey carry bag with handles for easy transportation. The mesh sides give great ventilation and easy viewing, and it comes with a comfortable, folding mattress. It converts from a bassinet with legs to a standard travel cot, meaning it’s suitable from birth up to 9kg.
The NSA UK Deluxe Travel Centre is a tent-style travel cot that pops up in an instant, so there will be no fiddling or faffing around trying to create a suitable spot for your baby to nap in. It’s lightweight, compact and space efficient, and it comes in a little bag, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. Ideal for holidays, the beach, garden or sleepovers with the grandparents, it comes in several colours and has an inflatable, zip-in mattress and sleeping mat. Modified to meet UK standards, it’s perfect indoors and outdoors and offers SPF25 UV protection.