Hello. I have decided to get a second travel cot for doing childminding. I have just put a wanted post on freecycle, but if I dont get a reply by the end of the week, i am off to buy on on sunday, as I have a mindee due to start as soon as my registration omes through (any day now)
Anyway, I just want a very cheap, basic one as my DD has a really expensive one bought by MIL which was completly pointless as it had the vibrate settings, music, basonett etc which all came off when she leant to sit so hardly used! Pointless! Anyway, just wondering if anybody has any recomendations for a good one? Or what to look out for? Or seen any good deals?
Great, will have a look on their site. Argos have some good deals on, but would have no idea which one to go for!
Is there anything particular about travel cots or are they all the same? The only ones I have used are Graco, which are nice and easy to fold/pack etc. The matress folds round the rest of it - is this the same with all brands?
TBH I don't know about sizes but I wouldn't have thought they vary that much. I have a bog standard one from mothercare £39 (think its the cheapest they do) and its not hugely easy (sometimes bloody hard!!)to get up but fine to get down!!The mattress folds round our one too so its easier to transport around. But it weighs an absolute ton.
tchibo one does look good. But would also worry about children opening the crawling hatch. It seems a bit odd to me - usually if you put a child in a travel cot, you want them to stay there. Actually, the more I think of it, I dont think it would suit us, as I would need it to be suitable for children until they grow out of it, and would need to be able to leave them asleep and know they were safe while I look after the others.
Yes that bit does look good. Might pop in to the shop - but I dont think they stock everything in store so it might not be there.
I am now wondering wheather to go for a graco one as I know they are easy to fold and are light etc. Just a bit expensive considering I am just using it for childminding - I have had soo many start up costs!
Simpson - I was looking at that too! But then I was thinking that the next one in argis is the winnie the pooh one, which is £35 so an extra fiver, but was £70 and is on offer so likely to be better quality?