Travel Cots for Babies

There are a wide range of baby products available to make life easier for parents and more comfortable for young children, including travel cots for babies and toddlers.

If you’re a parent, grandparent, or friend of someone with a baby or small child, you’ll understand how difficult it can be when it comes to travelling with a baby. It’s a joke amongst friends and family, how long it takes to get ready when going on holiday, away for a few days, or even out for the day. And, of course, trying to settle a baby in unfamiliar surroundings or upsetting their routine can create problems and result in upset and distress for both baby and parents. If this is a scenario you’re familiar with, then a travel cot could be the answer to your problems.

What are the benefits of using travel cots for babies?

Travel cots for babies provide a safe and familiar place for your baby to rest and sleep, whether you’re in your own home, visiting family and friends, or even away on holiday.

Some travel cots are also suitable for toddlers. As your baby grows, travel cots for toddlers can be extremely convenient and many people find that their toddler will sleep happily in a travel cot with which they are familiar, even if they’re in different surroundings. For this reason, it can be helpful to use your travel cot regularly, even at home. This will help your child get used to it and make sure they are comfortable with the idea of sleeping in it.

Which are the best baby travel cots?

There are many different varieties of travel cots to choose from, including bassinet travel cots, pop up travel cots and lightweight ones. Larger travel cots can even double up as children’s playpens so your child has somewhere safe to play if you need to nip out of the room. or you have things to do and want a safe place for them to rest, sleep or play.

Even though they are called ‘travel cots’, some are actually rather large and cumbersome and, possibly less portable than you’d like. However, there are also many which are lightweight and easy to assemble, or to pack up. They are even becoming smaller and pop-up travel cots, in particular, will take up less space when travelling than traditional travel cots.

Take a look at the different types of travel cot which are available and read the reviews of different models to help you decide which one will suit your needs.

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NScessity Travel Cot

Red NScessity Travel cot with UV protection

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Winnie the Pooh Travel Cot

Winnie the Pooh Travel Cot and Playpen

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Red Kite Travel Cot Bassinet

Red Kite Gold Snoozi Travel cot for babies

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Red Kite Sleep Tight Travel Cot

Red Kite Sleep Tight Travel Cot for Babies

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Fisher Price Rainforest Travel Cot and Playpen Review

Fisher Price Rainforest Travel Cot and Playpen for Babies and Toddlers

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Samsonite Pop Up Travel Cot Review

Samsonite Pop Up Travel Cot for Babies

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Samsonite Pop Up Travel Cot for Babies and Toddlers

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Graco Contour Electra Travel Cot and Playpen for Babies

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BabyDan Travel Cot and Playpen Review

Babydan Travel Cot and Playpen

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Travel Cots and Playpens for Babies

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Huack Compact Travel Cots For Babies

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Pop Up Travel Cots – What are they?

Samsonite Pop Up Travel Cot for Babies

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Bassinette Travel Cots

Graco Bassinette Travel cots

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