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GRANNYNET GOLD: BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light
Ease of assembly
We were hugely impressed with the neat carry case, ease of assembly which took only seconds, thick comfortable mattress and the safe protected feel which the inward sloping sides provided. Our two year old grandson was delighted with it too and slept soundly all night. Both mattress and cot fabric are washable and the thickly padded top frame adds to the comfort. At only 5 kg this is very easy to carry or to tuck into a car boot, however, when assembled it takes up little room and the elegant, ergonomic design ensures that putting a little one down or lifting them up presents no difficulty. It is pricey at around £150 but worth the cost as the elegant design is exceptional.
Mothercare Sleepwalker Cot
Wheels on the base enabling easy movement
Difficulty of assembly not helped by a poorly designed booklet
Once the poorly designed and difficult to understand instructions for assembly had been battled with and the cot finally assembled, it proved to be sturdy and workmanlike. It weighs 5.3 kgs and the wheels enable it to be moved around the house with great ease. The cot fabric is smart and two of the panels are meshed enabling peeping in and out! The mattress is described as self inflating meaning that the air can be squashed out when packing it up. An added feature is a colour indicator ensuring that the cot is correctly erected. The two year old slept happily, tucked up inside and is suitable until the child is able to climb out at about 24 months. Retailing at about £80 and available through our shop, this cot is good value for money and is pleasing to look at.
Koo-di Pop Up Travel Bubble Cot
Completely enclosing mesh cover
Limited age range
This is a quirkily designed cot which springs into shape when released from its bag. It's extremely lightweight at 1.4 kgs and, unusually for cots it can be zipped up so that the mesh completely encloses the baby. This makes ideal for camping or for use when there are insects or even family pets around. It's really suitable for babies up to about eight months or so, although it can be anchored to a piece of furniture by the two attached loops to increase stability. It's really too flimsy for older babies but our little one of six months slept happily inside. The mattress is soft and comfortable and we could imagine it being used for imaginative play long after its use as a cot has been superseded. At around £55 it's good value for the age range it serves.