Best Travel Cots in 2021
Updated 11-03-2021 – Lucy Walters
Travel cots are one of those baby things that you don’t buy earlier on in your pregnancy or after birth but realise at some point that you need one. Whether you intend to travel a lot, or your little one sleeps over at other loved ones’ homes, a travel cot ensures that they have a safe environment to relax and play in.
Things to Consider When Buying Travel Cots
Like any other baby equipment, safety should be your priority when choosing travel cots. Here are some cot safety guidelines outlined by the NHS:
- It should meet the British Standard BS En 716-1.
- The mattress should have a snug fit, leaving no space where your baby’s head might get stuck.
- The cot bars must be smooth and fixed securely. They also recommend a distance of 25 mm-60 mm between the bars, to avoid trapping the baby’s head between the bars.
- It should have a sturdy build.
- Cot bumpers are discouraged because these may lead to overheating.
- Finally, ensure that the baby sleeps on their back for the first six months.
If you’re on the lookout for travel cots, read on to find out top 10 best travel cots for the UK in 2021.
|Hauck Dream’n Play||Best product||9.3|
|Babybjörn Easy Go||Premium product||8.9|
|Red Kite Black Sleep Tight Travel Cot||Value product||9.2|
|Kinderkraft 2-in-1 Cot with Mattress||Best for travel cosleeping||9.1|
|Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome||Best for newborns||9.1|
|Besrey 2 in 1 Travel Cot Bassinet ||Best storage features||9|
|Milliard Portable Toddler Bumper Bed||Best for toddlers||9|
|TecTake Travel Cot||Best as a second bed||8.8|
|Infantastic Travel Cot||Best bright-coloured designs||8.6|
|Deryan Baby Luxe||Best for outdoor trips||8.6|
1 Hauck Dream’n Play
Hauck is a German brand that started with manufacturing basket bassinets since 1923. The family-run business has since widened its product range to include strollers, high chairs, safety gates, car seats and rockers.
The Hauck Dream’n Play travel cot is easy to assemble, requiring only three steps. Folding away is also a breeze with only two simple steps.
The large surface area of this travel cot also makes it a perfect play centre. You can use this at home as a second bed where your baby can stay in while you do your household chores. The large, net windows on either side of the cot allow for easy visibility of your little one and give them adequate ventilation.
A snug fit cot mattress and fitted sheet can also be purchased separately if needed.
Design-wise, the cot is available in different colours like water blue, yellow and navy, or geo pink or blue Minnie and mickey mouse designs.
Reasonably priced, extremely functional, compact, and meets all safety requirements, the Deram’n Play is our overall best travel cot in our list of best travel cots in the UK.
2 Babybjörn Easy Go
BabyBjorn is a Swedish brand established in 1961 and is family-owned and operated. The brand’s mission is to develop great and functional products safe for babies and useful for parents.
The Easy Go is Babybjorn’s take on the travel cot. Its design is unique from traditional travel cots as this one rests directly on the floor, without an elevated base. The cot suits babies from 0-3 years – or until your baby can climb out of the cot.
A sturdy yet soft mattress is included, ensuring your baby’s comfort and safety when sleeping.
The mesh fabric that lines all the sides of the cot allows you to have ample visibility of your little one from all angles. It also provides your little one with excellent aeration and ventilation.
Finally, hygiene is not a problem with this cot as all fabrics included in the cot are removable and washable.
3 Red Kite Black Sleep Tight Travel Cot
Red Kite is an Amazon retailer specialising in nursery products from travel cots, strollers, to accessories. The Red Kite Black Sleep Tight Travel Cot is an award-winning travel cot, with its most recent being the Made for Mums silver awardee for travel cot category in 2017.
The travel cot comes with a firm mattress ensuring safe sleep for your baby. All four sides of the cot come lined with breathable mesh, so you can see your baby clearly from whichever side you may be on.
The metal top rails come with full padding to ensure added protection for your baby’s little hands. In terms of cleaning, most items clean easily with a damp cloth followed by wiping dry.
The cot comes in a simple, easy-to-assemble design. If you are looking for a quality, functional, and affordable travel cot, the Sleep Tight Travel Cot from Red Kite may be your best option.
4 Kinderkraft 2-in-1 Cot with Mattress
Best for travel cosleeping
The Travel Cot Neste is a 2-in-1 travel cot. Its sturdy steel frame provides excellent support as a standalone cot. On the other hand, a foldable sidewall allows you to have a full view of your little one. At the same time, the long integrated belts will enable you to attach the cot into any bed, transforming it into a cosleeper. It also has a 5-step height adjustment, so you can perfectly align it to your bed’s height.
Also included is a comfortable yet firm mattress along with a breathable cotton sheet and a carry bag for ease of travel.
5 Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome
Best for newborns
Fisher-Price is a well-known American company specialising in educational toys for kids aged preschool and under.
The Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome is a 2-in-1 travel cot, doubling as a sleeping and a playing area.
It has a protective canopy that protects your little one outdoors from the harmful rays of the sun and nasty mosquito and other insect bites.
Colourful detachable toys hang conveniently atop the canopy, keeping your busy and visually stimulated.
This travel cot also folds flat – it will easily fit into your car boot or tucked away neatly in your storage spaces at home.
Lightweight, compact, and protective, this is our pick for the best travel cot for newborns on a day out – in the park, on the beach, or for a weekend visit to a loved one’s house.
6 Besrey 2 in 1 Travel Cot Bassinet
Best storage features
Besrey is a German company specialising in infant products. The brand aims to innovate the best quality nursery products that allow babies to grow safely and comfortably.
The Besrey travel is a 2-in-1 cot because its rotatable footrest instantly turns it from a bassinet to a swinging cradle.
It also features a full-coverage mosquito net and mesh lining, protecting your baby from nasty bugs while providing ample visibility and excellent ventilation.
Its stable iron frame allows it to carry weights up to 20 kg while remaining durable and sturdy.
This travel cot also comes with multiple storage compartments, from a dedicated bottle holder to an under bassinet large storage basket, and pocket pouches along the side. This travel cot is perfect for sleeping in compact spaces where storage is limited.
7 Milliard Portable Toddler Bumper Bed
Best for toddlers
Milliard is an American family of brands with an extensive range of products ranging from homeware, pet supplies, pools, fitness, personal care, and baby gear.
Milliard Portable Toddler Bumper Bed is a lightweight, portable bumper cot that’s great for travelling, especially when staying in an accommodation with limited space.
It is effortless to clean thanks to its machine washable fitted sheet and mattress cover.
It folds compact to dimensions of 25 x 14.5 x 27 inches when folded and opens up tall and wide, making it suitable for toddlers from 18 months through to five years.
If you’re looking for a compact travel cot for your older babies or are trying to transition your not-so-little ones from a cot to a bed, the Milliard Portable Bumper Bed may be the right choice.
8 TecTake Travel Cot
Best as a second bed
TecTake is a German company that belongs to the internet and mail-order retail industry. They have a wide range of products from automotive, kids, leisure and wellness, gardening, home, pet, and household accessories and gadgets.
The TecTake travel cot comes with a clip-on changing mat designed to carry babies weighing up to 11 kg. It also comes with a detachable play bar with soft toys included.
Both sides of the cot are lined with a breathable mesh fabric, allowing you easy visibility of your baby, at the same time providing them with adequate ventilation. It also has a zip entry on one of the narrow sides of the cot, which is great for older babies to access the cot easily.
It also has two wheels with integrated breaks, making it easier for you to move the cot around.
Because this cot has everything from a changing mat to a play bar and a mattress, it is our pick for the best as a second bed (at home or other loved one’s homes) in our list of the ten best travel cots UK.
9 Infantastic Travel Cot
Best bright-coloured designs
Infantastic is yet another German brand that started through Amazon retailing since 2009. They specialise in a wide range of baby products designed to bring colour into every child’s room. These colourful designs are in line with Infatastic’s vision of innovating products that widen every child’s eyes with wonder.
True to this vivid vision, the Infantastic travel cot comes available in bright orange, brown, and green hues.
It comes with a detachable change mart and plays arc, which makes it perfect for younger babies. Mesh lining covers both sides, making it easy for you to monitor your baby while they play as you do other stuff.
The cot folds and assembles easily, and has an integrated wheel with brakes for ease of mobility.
10 Deryan Baby Luxe
Best for outdoor trips
Deryan is a Netherland-based company specialising in baby travel products. They pride themselves in their mission of making daily life and travel easier for both parents and kids. Deryan’s products are geared towards travelling outdoors, with their range including travel cots, bed tents, baby bike gear, as well as baby travel accessories.
The Deryan Baby Luxe is an extremely compact travel bed and tent in one. It’s pop up feature makes it incredibly easy to set up – it only takes two seconds! Another feature that makes setting up easy is the self-inflatable mattress, instantly giving your little one a comfortable surface to rest on.
This travel cot is lined with a combination of mesh and flame retardant fabric with UV protection. These features ensure your baby is safe from the harmful rays of the sun as well as mosquitoes and other nasty outdoor bugs. The mesh allows for adequate ventilation and makes it easy for you to monitor your little one as they relax in the tent.
Whether it’s a day on the beach, lounging in your backyard, or camping – it’s the perfect travel cot if you want to let your little one discover the beauty of the outdoors.
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