We always want the little people in our lives to be comfortable.
At home we know they will be, but when venturing out in unfamiliar settings it’s a good idea to put some extra thought into it.
Travel cots should be easy to assemble, stable and undeniably comfortable for your baby (unless of course you’d like to spend your holiday soothing a cranky little one). We didn’t think so.
With ‘travel’ being the operative word here, you also want to ensure that whichever travel cot you decide on is simple to travel with. Or you might as well just disassemble their regular cot from home and install that wherever you go.
We’ve scoured all the top retailers for some of the best options out there for all budgets, keep reading below for the full guide.
Best travel cots
1. Red Kite Dreamer Bassinette Crib
If you’re looking for an inexpensive travel cot that’s suitable for your little one from birth – this basinette travel crib from Red Kite is a pretty good option.
The style is easily changeable from basinette for small babies, to travel cot for toddlers and the mesh design allows you to keep an eye on your baby as they sleep or play.
It’s easily folded down for convenience whilst you are travelling and comes with a travel bag for a hassle-free trip.
Price: £35.95, Precious little one – buy here now
2. NUNA Sena AIRE Safari Travel Cot
This clever and stylish travel cot is as easy to assemble as it is to fold away, thanks to the crossed-legged design.
The skid-proof feet on this travel cot ensure wherever in the room it is placed, you won’t have to worry about it moving around – no matter how active your baby is.
Let your baby enjoy maximum comfort with a cushioned bed and a snug mattress pad included in the set.
Price: £160, John Lewis – buy here now
3. Koo-di Sun & Sleep Pop-Up Travel Cot
This travel cot has some amazing features and for the price it is, we’d say is a strong contender as one of the best in our round up.
The lightweight design weighs just under 3kg making it ideal for use wherever you go.
Mosquito nets and black out blinds make it suitable to travel with on a day out to the beach, without having to worry about bites or UVA rays harming your little one.
It’s not suitable for newborns but can be used for babies between six and 18-months to ensure they get a comfortable night’s sleep when away from home.
Price: £59.99, jojomamanbebe – buy here now
4. Inovi Cocoon Folding Travel Cot
The Inovi Cocoon provides a stylish and secure space for your baby to rest – whether at home or travelling.
Suitable to use from birth up to six months-old, the cover is both transparent and breathable giving parents full peace of mind when their baby is sleeping overnight in this cot.
The removable mesh canopy protects your baby from insects, falling objects or curiously eager pets.
Price: £93.95, Amazon – buy here now
5. ANGEL BabyBox
The Angel BabyBox is an innovative and multi-functional box that can be used as a sleeping pod, play pen or changing mat.
Style and functionality are at the forefront this ergonomic design, and the cot is made from luxurious and non-toxic materials to ensure complete safety and comfort for your baby.
Price: £206, angel-babybox – buy here now
6. Konges Slojd Baby Nest Deux
Cut out all the nonsense and go for an easy design that you don’t have to fold or assemble.
Made from organic cotton and available in a range of different colours and designs, this baby nest is stylish, practical and super comfortable for your baby.
Suitable from birth up until roughly eight months-old, you can place the nest in their cot, a pram, the bed or the floor and rest assured they’ll feel as snug as a bug in a rug.
Price: £75.95, Scandi born – buy here now
7. BabyDan Travel Cot
The BabyDan travel cot is one of the simplest on the list to fold down and assemble. There’s even a video of it being assembled in under 20 seconds as living proof.
It features a large storage pouch that can easy fit in the back of a car or that you can pull along when travelling.
The wheels enable it to be easily manoeuvred around different parts of the home or wherever you are on your travels, the wheels also have safety locks, so no don’t need to worry about your baby wheeling themselves around.
Price: £82.99, Amazon – buy here now
8. Chicco Zip N Go Travel Cot
How does the idea of transforming from crib to cot in under 10 seconds sound to you? That’s what we thought.
If you’re travelling, this is an essential accessory to take with you; not only can you use the crib from birth to six months, you can use the cot section until 24 months which is longer than any other travel cot featured on this list.
When in crib mode, you can adjust the feet to go from a fixed position to a gentle rocking motion to help soothe your baby to sleep.
Price: £90, jojomamanbebe – buy here now