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Top 10 Best Travel Cots to Buy Online in the UK 2020

Everyone loves a good night’s sleep. And that certainly extends to our nippers. We all know how they can be when they don’t get their solid 7 hours (in 1- or 2-hour segments of course). So, if you’re planning on holidaying or you regularly split time between two places, a dependable travel cot is a god-send. They can help your littlest feel a little more at home wherever they are. 


Nowadays there are many astounding options on the market, but with so much choice it can make it difficult when selecting a cot that suits your needs. Instead, we’ve done the hours of scrolling through Amazon, Tesco and Asda for you. In our buying guide, we will look at traditional, pop-up, and lightweight camping cots to see their pros and cons, whether they’re best for babies or toddlers, and what extra features you can get, such a bassinet or mattress. With some of the most trusted brands like BabyBjörn, Nuna & Phil & Ted's, we’re sure you’ll find something for your young ‘un. 

  • Last updated: 03-02-2020
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How to Choose a Travel Cot in the UK – Buying Guide

There are many variables to consider when buying a travel cot, such as weight (you're gonna have to carry this around after all!) age range, style, and whether the cot comes with extra features, for instance, a mattress or bassinet. Below, we're going help you determine which cot would be best for you and your infant. 

Make Sure the Model Is Suitable for Their Age

Make Sure the Model Is Suitable for Their Age

When buying a travel cot you first have to take in to account the age of your child. If you only need something for a couple of uses in those early months (because let’s face it, everyone is going to want to meet them) or you want to acquire something that will grow as they do, then your requirements are going to be different. 


If you're purchasing for a baby you will need a shallower cot or one that contains a bassinet, so that it's easier to see that they are safe and snug. Whereas with toddlers, you will require a deeper, more robust cot that is sufficient to handle their weight and size. In our ranking, we have cots that will cover ages from newborn to 3 years old. 

The Best Style Depends on What You Intend to Use It For

Surprisingly, travel cots aren't always used for travelling. They can be doubled up as a playpen, kept as a spare for fellow newborns, or used to make sure they're safe whilst you tend to the million other things you have to do. However, their primary use is for travel. It's worth taking into consideration how you're going to use it and how often you're going to use it, to help determine which style is best for you.

Traditional Travel Cots Are Studier, but Heavier

Traditional travel cots are the best choice if they're going to be some kind of semi-permanent fixture between home and somewhere like the Grandparents house. They're typically made for ages 0-3 so that they grow with your child, and you're most likely to get extra features.


Although these are rather easier to transport than an actual crib, they can still be pretty bulky. Weighing between 6-12kg (sometimes, even more, depending on the extra features) makes them far too heavy to fit in a carry-on or even suitcase. However, this provides sturdiness and longevity, so if you're thinking of keeping the cot up a lot, or have plans for siblings sometime soon they'll be worth the investment

Pop-Up Cots Are Convenient for Travelling but Won't Last Long

A pop-up cot is a perfect companion for any family that travel regularly. They're decidedly lighter than the traditional option, usually coming in around 3-5kg and are easily packed away to store in your luggage. Equally, they're convenient to construct, as the name suggests, they simply pop open.


However, this convenience comes at a cost. They're commonly only really suitable for 0-18 months (maximum), which means you'll probably find yourself back in the market for some other travel cot sooner than you'd like if you want one around as they become a toddler. 

Continue to Explore With an Outdoor Cot

For the families that love nothing more than being out in mother nature, never fear, there are cots out there that are suitable for camping. They're fairly easy to set up and capable of being packed away and stored in a backpack that is provided so that you can carry them with you on the go!

Extra Features Will Save You Money and Space

Who doesn't love extras? It's like getting a cheeky 7th nugget from McDonald's when you only ordered 6, a truly joyful feeling that you're getting more than your money's worth. Whilst most of the time you will be offered a carry bag for your cot (we think this should be a given) it is possible, if you shop around, to get yourself a wide range of different useful accessories. 


We'll be providing recommendations that come with features from changing units to toys, as well as mattresses and bassinets, which not only keep your baby secure but can be easily removed from the cot. Just keep your eyes on the specification table below the product to see what extras you can bag yourself, kerching!

Top 10 Best Travel Cots to Buy Online in the UK

Now you know what to look out for when buying a travel cot, let's get right to our recommendations. With these, your little one will be sleeping soundly anywhere in no time!

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Phil & TedsTraveller Travel Cot

£119.99

Age0 - 3 years
StyleTraditional
Dimensions (Open)70 x 20 x 20 cm
Weight2.8 Kg
Extra FeaturesMattress, carry bag
9

JoieExcursion Change & Bounce Travel

£137.99

Age0 - 3 years
StyleTraditional
Dimensions (Open)106 x 75.4 x 87.5 cm
Weight16.5 Kg
Extra FeaturesWheels, rocker, changing unit, light and sound, detachable toys, bassinet mattress
8
Age0 - 6 months
StylePop-up
Dimensions (Open)86.5 x 54 x 85 cm
Weight4.1 Kg
Extra FeaturesMattress
7
Age0 - 3 years
StylePop-up
Dimensions (Open)73.5 x 74.5 x 107 cm
Weight10 Kg
Extra FeaturesBassinet, mattress, carry bag
6
Age0 - 3 years
StyleTraditional
Dimensions (Open)112 x 64 x 82 cm
Weight6.2 Kg
Extra FeaturesMattress, carry bag
5
Age0 - 3 years
StyleOutdoor
Dimensions (Open)133 x 85 72 cm
Weight2.5 Kg
Extra FeaturesMattress, carry bag, sheets, insect net
4
AgeBirth - 15 Kg
StyleTraditional
Dimensions (Open)125 x 69 x 82 cm
Weight9.1 Kg
Extra FeaturesBassinet, changing unit, equipment bag, folding mattress, and carry bag
3
Age0 - 2 years
StylePop-up/Outdoor
Dimensions (Open)120 x 75 x 46 cm
Weight1.9 Kg
Extra FeaturesSelf-inflatable mattress, anti-insect net, sleeping mat, carry bag
2

GracoContour Electra Travel Cot

£59.00

Age0 - 3 years
StyleTraditional
Dimensions (Open)106 x 72.5 x 90.5 cm
Weight13 Kg
Extra FeaturesChanging table, night light, music and vibration, bassinet, carry bag
1
Age0 - 3 years
StyleTraditional
Dimensions (Open)102 x 72 x 75 cm
Weight7 Kg
Extra FeaturesMattress, carry bag

Compare the Best Travel Cots

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Red Kite Sleep Tight Travel Cot 1

Red Kite

2
Graco Contour Electra Travel Cot 1

Graco

3
Deryan Travel Cot Baby Luxe 1

Deryan

4
Hauck Sleep N Play Centre 1

Hauck

5
LittleLife Arc-2 Travel Cot 1

LittleLife

6
BabyBjörn Travel Cot Light 1

BabyBjörn

7
Nuna Sena Aire Travel Cot 1

Nuna

8
Inovi Cocoon Folding Moses 1

Inovi

9
Joie Excursion Change & Bounce Travel  1

Joie

10
Phil & Teds Traveller Travel Cot 1

Phil & Teds

Name

Sleep Tight Travel Cot

Contour Electra Travel Cot

Travel Cot Baby Luxe

Sleep N Play Centre

Arc-2 Travel Cot

Travel Cot Light

Sena Aire Travel Cot

Cocoon Folding Moses

Excursion Change & Bounce Travel

Traveller Travel Cot

FeaturesA Simple Cot That Will Get ...A Luxury Cot at a Low PriceSelf-Inflating Portable Bab...A Dream Cot for EveryoneTake Them to Meet Mother Na...A Complete All-Rounder From...Astonishingly Easy to Set-UpGreat for Your Babies First...Quite Literally a Portable ...Light and Compact for All Y...
Price£25.00£59.00£59.99£56.95£89.99£188.00£180.00£93.95£137.99£119.99
Age0 - 3 years0 - 3 years0 - 2 yearsBirth - 15 Kg 0 - 3 years0 - 3 years0 - 3 years0 - 6 months0 - 3 years0 - 3 years
StyleTraditionalTraditionalPop-up/OutdoorTraditional OutdoorTraditionalPop-upPop-upTraditionalTraditional
Dimensions (Open)102 x 72 x 75 cm106 x 72.5 x 90.5 cm120 x 75 x 46 cm125 x 69 x 82 cm 133 x 85 72 cm112 x 64 x 82 cm73.5 x 74.5 x 107 cm 86.5 x 54 x 85 cm 106 x 75.4 x 87.5 cm70 x 20 x 20 cm
Weight7 Kg13 Kg1.9 Kg 9.1 Kg2.5 Kg 6.2 Kg10 Kg 4.1 Kg16.5 Kg2.8 Kg
Extra FeaturesMattress, carry bagChanging table, night light, music and vibration, bassinet, carry bagSelf-inflatable mattress, anti-insect net, sleeping mat, carry bagBassinet, changing unit, equipment bag, folding mattress, and carry bagMattress, carry bag, sheets, insect netMattress, carry bagBassinet, mattress, carry bagMattressWheels, rocker, changing unit, light and sound, detachable toys, bassinet mattressMattress, carry bag
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Essentials for All Baby Travellers

Essentials for All Baby Travellers

Now that you've found the perfect travel cot, you're pretty much ready to hit the road with your jet setting baby - except you need to pack a travel bag too! We've found some of the best essential products for your little one to buy online, so take a look. 

Summary

As you can see the world of travel cots is vast with many different options available which can make it exceedingly difficult to choose what is right for you and your children. Hopefully, with the list above we can help shine a light on some of those variations, and steer you in the right direction for your purchase. Sweet dreams!

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