"Excellent travel cot…"
This is great. Having bought and returned the little life arc (much more miniature tent than cot) we stumped up for this as we need something we can fly with but that's sturdy enough for prolonged use as family live overseas.
It's not the easiest to assemble at first, but once you're used to it goes up and down pretty quickly. It has side and top access which is great. When LO is having trouble sleeping (teething) we can lie down next to her with the side open which she loves. The rest of the time it's in and out through the top. The sides angle in slightly, making it stable, but not enough to be claustrophobic.
It packs in to a shoulder bag and is uber-portable. We have a pushchair bag for a Maclaren and we just stick this in with it when flying.
It has a inflatable mattress (blow up) that fits inside the base and seems perfectly comfortable. LO sleeps a dream regardless of the sub floor (carpet, wood or tile all tried). It even comes with anchor spikes if you chose to take it to the beach or camping.
Downsides are the cost, getting used to assembly, and the top opening, which is not huge so can be a challenge to lower a sleeping child through. Overall though a strong recommend every time.Read moreLess
"Excellent travel cot…"
This is the only genuinely portable travel cot that I have found. It is very light and folds up very small. I found it quite easy to put up the first time and now it's an absolute breeze. I was concerned that the mattress sat straight onto the floor which might make it uncomfortable. My baby is a very good sleeper anyway but we've had no problems with using it at all. The only downside is that it is reasonably expensive.Read moreLess
"It's very difficult to put up initially, after a couple…"
It's very difficult to put up initially, after a couple of times you get the hang of it. However, we didn't use it any more than a couple of times as it ripped. I got my money back but, I wouldn't advise anyone to buy this travel cotRead moreLess
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"This is a great little travel cot. It is light…"
This is a great little travel cot. It is light and folds small enough to be packed into a suitcase and taken on a plane.
It zips up into a box so it keeps mosquitoes, flies and creepy crawlies of all sorts out. But it is big enough to use as a regular cot, so it doesn't feel like a little tent. Also the top bit zips right off, so when you don't need to keep out bugs, it can feel more like a regular cot.
Also, it's handy that it can be opened up from the top and/or the side. So we unzipped the side and let our little one use it as a cubby house so that she could get used to it before we went away. She actually sleeps in it better than her regular cot as it has all soft sides and she never wakes up from bumping her head/arms/legs against bars.
We bought this for taking to India & USA and for travelling around in a motorhome. It was great for keeping out elements in India. Easy to fly with, and we could put it anywhere in the motorhome (even on the bed over the drivers' cab area) because we could unzip the side to put her in.
It isn't as easy to put up and dismantle as some of the bigger travel cots. We had to read the manual to put it together the first couple of times, and even now, I sometimes start to put the bits together in the wrong order and have to go back and start again. It's almost as fiddly to pull apart.
Overall though, we've been very happy with it and it seems to be a quality product. We're just about to go away for 6 months using this as the main cot, so lets hope it holds up as well as it has so far.
Oh, and it comes with tent pegs, so if you use it outdoors, you can peg it down. I don't think I would ever use that, but I guess I'm not the camping sort.Read moreLess