Five of the best travel cots

Being firmly entrenched in the holiday season, many parents may be on the market for a travel cot to take on their holidays. With literally hundreds of travel cots available, all varying a great deal in quality and price, knowing which one can buy can be a minefield.

To help you make your purchase, take a look at five of the best travel cots, to provide your baby with a comfortable and cosy portable bed.

Samsonite Pop-Up Bubble Cot – £49.99

The same way Quechua’s “2 seconds” tent revolutionalised camping products, Samsonite has done the same with the travel cot industry by creating the Pop-Up Bubble Cot. This portable cot literally ‘pops up’ in seconds, and, once unfolded, can accommodate babies up to 18 months old. Weighing just 3kg and costing just £49.99, the Samsonite Pop-Up Bubble Cot is proving a popular choice of travel cots this summer.

Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light – £199.99

This lightweight travel cot may be at the higher end of the market, but it is so for a reason. The Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light is so ultra-light and easy to put up, that it can be assembled with one hand. With mesh sides, you can keep an eye on your baby and weighing just 5kg, is extremely portable. The Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light includes a well-padded mattress, to help your little one have a good night’s sleep in unfamiliar surroundings.

Mamas & Papas Sleep – £75

This conventional-looking travel cot is both sturdy and safe and could double up as a playpen. The stylish and modern Mamas & Papas Sleep has won two ‘Best Buy’ awards from leading parenting magazines. This mid-range travel cot incorporates a folding mechanism so that it is quick and easy to erect. It also features a multi-locking mechanism, ensuring that it is safe for your little one at all times.

Phil and Teds Traveller – £124.95

Weighing just 2.5kg, this state-of-the-art travel cot is super-portable. Although despite its minute weight, Phil and Teds Traveller is a big as a cot once it is erected.

Bushbaby Nestegg Pop-Up Travel Cot – £99

This mid to low-range travel cost is even lighter than the Samsonite Bubble Cot, weighing just 2kg. This pop-up cot comes equipped with a self-inflating mattress and can also be used as a play area on the beach or at a campsite. Whilst the Bushbaby Nestegg may not be suitable for newborns, it can accommodate children up to the age of five, meaning you will really get your money’s worth!