Best Travel Cots for Babies and Toddlers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 28, 2019
Travel cots will let you make your little rascal comfortable anywhere away from home. These travel cribs are usually much more lightweight and portable but, at the same time, about as cosy and comfortable as regular cots. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Suitable For
Comfort
Construction
Extras
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Warranty
 
PROS

You can use the detachable control box to manipulate the night light, music, and vibration features that will allow you to amuse your baby and/or gently soothe him to sleep. The hanging toy bar that already comes equipped with hanging toys will make sure your baby is never bored on the road. 

CONS

The clips that attach the bassinet to the side of the cot are pretty tight.

OUR VERDICT

Graco Contour Electra might not be the best travel cot we've looked at because the travel part here is debatable but this is easily the best cot that you can take with you on the road. The 2 wheels will let you move the cot from room to room. The frame is surprisingly sturdy.

detailed parameters
Suitable For

0 - 3 years

Comfort

Full-sized bassinet with mattress

Construction

Foldable (easy to assemble)

Extras

Integrated changing station with wipe-clean fabric, hanging toy bar with toys, detachable control box (light, music, and vibration features are available), 2 wheels for easy transport, non-skid feet, carry bag included

Dimensions

72.5 x 39 x 90.5 cm

13 kg

Warranty

6 months

PROS

The cot weighs less than 2 kilograms, so it is particularly easy to carry. The model's materials are flame-retardant and 50% UV-resistant, so you can take this portable little baby bed to the beach too. The windscreens and anti-mosquito net will keep the baby safe and secure inside. 

CONS

The model has a specific smell to it at first. 

OUR VERDICT

Deryan BL-SILVER is easily the best model on the list as far as that travel part is concerned. You'll always be able to take this little pop-up travel bed with you wherever you go. The model is comfortable and practical in just about every respect.

detailed parameters
Suitable For

0 - 2 years

Comfort

Sleeping mat, self-inflatable mattress, windscreens, tents with UV protection, anti-mosquito net

Construction

Pop-up

Extras

Zippered side entrance, carry bag included

Dimensions

120 x 75 x 50 cm

1.8 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The net fabric on the sides that doubles as large viewing windows will make sure your baby can always see you and never feels stuffed inside the cot. The carry bag that comes with the package will let you easily bring the cot with you.

CONS

The stitching is passable at best. 

OUR VERDICT

Hauck Dream’n Play is as practical as these beds come. The cot is easy to transport, easy to store, easy to maintain, and easy to assemble/fold down. Your little one will have no complaints too.

detailed parameters
Suitable For

0 - 3 years

Comfort

Soft mattress, large viewing windows

Construction

Foldable (easy to assemble)

Extras

Non-skid feet, carry bag included

Dimensions

127.5 x 69 x 76 cm

~9 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The fully padded top rails keep the little one feeling safe and secure inside the cot and reduce any injury chances. The non-skid feet make sure the cot stays in place no matter how active your little rascal is.

CONS

The cot isn't always easy to fold down.

OUR VERDICT

Red Kite Black Sleep Tight Travel Cot is an excellent budget solution. As far as keeping your little one safe and comfortable goes, this model is as good as its more expensive counterparts. The materials make the cot durable and easy to maintain.

detailed parameters
Suitable For

0 - 3 years

Comfort

Soft mattress, large viewing windows, fully padded top rails

Construction

Foldable (easy to assemble)

Extras

Non-skid feet, carry bag included

Dimensions

101 x 72 x 71 cm

7.1 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The model's steel tube frame and 210D polyester that incorporates PP plastic provide a solid and stable structure for your little one to sleep safely and securely. The see-through mesh panels on the sides secure air circulation and let you supervise your little one at all times. 

CONS

The mattress is not included. 

OUR VERDICT

Baby Joy Folding Travel Cot takes parents' needs into consideration as much as the baby's. You'll have no issues with maintenance and transportation. You'll be able to take this travel bed outside. There's more than enough room inside for sleep and play.

detailed parameters
Suitable For

0 - 3 years

Comfort

Padded base (mattress not included), large viewing windows, anti-mosquito net

Construction

Foldable (easy to assemble)

Extras

Non-skid feet, carry bag included, pocket for toys

Dimensions

100 x 70 x 69 cm

6.7 kg

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Graco 9D80BLPEU

Sleep and Entertainment

Graco Contour Electra is all about that high-tech approach that lets you not only travel with comfort but also entertain your little one in the process.

You can use the detachable control box to manipulate the night light, music, and vibration features that will allow you to amuse your baby and/or gently soothe him to sleep. The hanging toy bar that already comes equipped with hanging toys will make sure your baby is never bored on the road.

Of course, with all these features, the travel cot is much larger than your average model. Measuring 72.5 x 39 x 90.5 centimetres, it isn't necessarily all that compact (on paper). Its 13-kilogram weight doesn't necessarily scream compact and portable too.

That's not entirely the case though. The company's signature push-button easily folds down the cot. You can then stuff the model into the supplied carry bag and have no issues transporting the model whenever necessary.

Other than that, what we like the most is probably the integrated changing station with wipe-clean fabric that allows for easy use whilst travelling.

Bottom line, Graco Contour Electra might not be the best travel cot we've looked at because the travel part here is debatable but this is easily the best cot that you can take with you on the road. The 2 wheels will let you move the cot from room to room. The frame is surprisingly sturdy.

Review of Graco 9D80BLPEU Contour Electra Travel Cot

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Deryan BL-SILVER

Almost too Lightweight

Deryan BL-SILVER pop-up travel cot almost takes the travel part to the extreme. Almost.

The cot weighs less than 2 kilograms, meaning that it is particularly easy to carry. The model is much better than heavy camp beds in many respects.

Setting the lightweight construction aside, the cot's materials are flame-retardant and 50% UV-resistant, so you can take this portable little baby bed to the beach too.

There's no environment where your little one will feel uncomfortable inside this cot. The sleeping mat and self-inflatable mattress are soft, cosy, and super comfortable. There are windscreens on the sides that protect the little tenant from harsh weather conditions.

The zippered side entrance makes sure the baby is always safe and secure inside the cot. The anti-mosquito net will keep the baby safe from all blood-sucking pests and comfortable through the entire camping trip.

As far as we're concerned, the only issue with the model is that there's a specific, somewhat unpleasant smell to it at first. The smell goes away pretty quickly though.

Apart from that, Deryan BL-SILVER is easily the best model on the list as far as that travel part is concerned. You'll always be able to take this little pop-up travel bed with you wherever you go. The model is comfortable and practical in just about every respect. 

Review of Deryan BL-SILVER Pop-up travel cot

 

Hauck H-60448-EN

Keeping Your Baby Comfortable

Hauck Dream’n Play is affordable and very well-thought-out. The bed assembles and folds down in seconds.

When folded, the model measures 22 x 21 x 76 centimetres, meaning you shouldn't have any storage/transportation issues.

Now, when assembled, the cot adds up to 127.5 x 69 x 76 cm centimetres, neither too large nor too small. You can use this thing as a travel cot or a second bed.

The soft folding mattress that comes supplied with the model will be able to keep your little one cosy and comfortable.

The net fabric on the sides that doubles as large viewing windows will make sure your baby can always see you and never feels stuffed inside the cot.

The non-skid feet are surprisingly reliable and keep the cot stable and secure. The carry bag that comes with the package will let you transport the model with ease.

There isn't much here to complain about. Considering the inexpensive price tag, the model's only somewhat major flaw is that the stitching is passable at best, so we would recommend treading lightly on that front.

In short, Hauck Dream’n Play is as practical as these beds come. The cot is easy to transport, easy to store, easy to maintain, and easy to assemble/fold down. Your little one will have no complaints too.

Review of Hauck H-60448-EN Dream’n Play Travel Cot

Additional Info

User Manual


 

Red Kite 108219258

Safe for the Little Rascal

Red Kite Black Sleep Tight Travel Cot is the most affordable entry on this list. As far as we're concerned, the model doesn't necessarily have any major downsides except that you might face some issues collapsing and folding down the cot. You'll unlikely face any issues assembling the cot though.

Generally speaking, the model is pretty practical. When folded, the travel bed adds up to 101 x 72 x 71 centimetres and weighs 7.1 kilograms. The overall size is enough to keep different babies and toddlers comfortable and the weight will present no transportation challenges.

The model doesn't necessarily offer anything we haven't seen before. We don't have any issues with that though.

The supplied mattress is soft and comfortable. The net fabric on the sides provides air circulation and makes sure your baby is able to observe the outside world.

The fully padded top rails keep the little one feeling safe and secure inside the cot and reduce any injury chances. The non-skid feet make sure the cot stays in place no matter how active your little rascal is.

Long story short, Red Kite Black Sleep Tight Travel Cot is an excellent budget solution. As far as keeping your little one safe and comfortable goes, this model is as good as its more expensive counterparts. The materials are durable and easy to maintain.

Review of Red Kite 108219258 Tight Travel Cot

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Baby Joy Portable

Parents' Needs Too

Baby Joy Folding Travel Cot is an excellent cot. The only reason the model scores so low on the list is because the package doesn't include a mattress. You'll have to purchase it separately because, as comfortable as the cot's padded base is, it is not as soft and comfortable as any half-decent mat. Aside from that, this is a great cot.

The model's steel tube frame and 210D polyester that incorporates PP plastic provide a solid and stable structure for your little one to sleep safely and securely. The aforementioned padded base is foldable and removable. The fabric can be easily wiped clean and left to dry.

The see-through mesh panels on the sides secure air circulation and let you supervise your little one at all times. Plus, these panels let kids view you and the surrounding environment too.

The large anti-mosquito net that comes supplied with the cot is see-through as well. It will keep your baby safe and protected from insects outside. You'll have no issues installing and removing the net.

Last but not least, there's a little nice pocket for toys on one side.

To sum it all up, Baby Joy Folding Travel Cot takes parents' needs into consideration as much as the baby's. You'll have no issues with maintenance and transportation. You'll be able to take this travel bed outside. There's more than enough room inside for sleep and play.

Review of Baby Joy Portable Folding Travel Cot

 

What Is a Travel Cot?

Babies are fragile little creatures. They don't have the literal and figurative thick skin that we adults were forced to develop. There are many things outside that can harm babies. Doesn't mean that you can keep them inside forever though. Sooner rather than later, you'll have to take your little one outside. You'll take him to your grandparents. You'll have to take your little rascal on a trip with you. You might want to take your little one on a camping trip too.

That's where these travel cots come in. They're very different models but there's one thing we can say about all these cots - they're easy to pack and easy to take with you. The biggest difference is the build though.

Foldable models aren't that different from regular cots except that you can fold them down, stuff inside some carry bag, throw into the boot, and bring them with you.

Pop-up models, on the other hand, are usually much more lightweight. You can carry these cots yourself. They're not nearly as roomy as foldable models but, again, you don't have to assemble them and don't need any vehicular assistance to transport them too.

Of course, pop-up models will still keep at least one hand occupied, unlike baby carriers, so you might want to look into them too.

Baby bouncers, on the other hand, are less portable but much more entertaining for your little one.

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Publish Date: 2019-10-17 16:31:39