Choosing Your Travel Cot
When considering which travel cot to choose for your child the most important factor is whether the cot will be safe for your child. Consider the age and weight of the baby that is going to be using the cot and choose the category that will suit your child most appropriately.
A pop up travel cot is an ideal lightweight travel cot for a smaller baby that is easy to use and very quick to construct. As the name suggest, simply take the cot out of its bag and it will automatically 'pop up' into shape. Some more intricate designs may require the inclusion of a couple of supporting sticks, but the entire construction only takes seconds. The lightweight structure of this design means that the cot will only be suitable for babies from birth up to around 6 months, when your child is able to pull himself up on to all fours independently. While the baby is able to use this type of cot it is ideal both for a travelling cot when you are outside the house and for a Moses basket when you are in the house thereby reducing your entire nursery furniture expense.
If you are not keen to buy a travel cot that your baby will only be in for a matter of months then consider buying a standard travel cot that includes a bassinet. This is a structure that can be included in the top of a standard travel cot so that the baby has a softer and comfier structure to sleep in as a new born which also saves you from stretching down to the bottom of a large travel cot when you are recovering from the birth of your child. When your baby reaches the weight limit of the bassinet or becomes able to pull themselves up on all fours, then simply remove the bassinet and you have a standard travel cot that can be used until the age of approximately 3 years of age when your child should be able to sleep in a standard bed.
When you are certain you have selected the correct type of travel cot for your child and your needs, the decision is then down to personal taste and how you are intending to use the cot. If you are looking for the cheapest travel cot for your requirements then take a look at our Best Travel Cot By Price which gives up to date information on the most economical travel cot for your needs. If you are looking for a travel cot with lots of added extras and facilities that will make travelling with your baby easier then take a look at our Best Travel Cot With Added Features which will help you find the cot that will suit your needs.
If you are intending to use your travel cot for lots of foreign travel then opt for a more specialised cot such as then ensure that the weight of the cot and the size of the travel bag on your list of important features. A travel cot with wheels is ideal if you are going to be carrying it to and from the car a lot, but if you are intending to leave the cot at the grandparents' house for the occasional stay then a Travel Cot Mattress with added comfort is going to be more important.
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