Top 5 Best Travel Cots for Babies | 2018 Reviews
Parents expecting a baby for the first time may spend more time looking at cribs than any other type of baby furniture. But after the bundle of joy has arrived and it’s time for the first trip to grandma’s house, those same parents will stare at each other and ask “Where is the baby going to sleep?”
A high-quality, lightweight travel cot isn’t just useful for family trips. It’s just as handy when friends or relatives stop by and they need somewhere to put their baby down during the visit, or when you need somewhere safe to put your sleeping angel while cleaning up the mess she made in her crib. A travel crib is also an ideal “downstairs” cot when your baby normally sleeps upstairs, and it’s a nice thing to have on hand when (or if) you ever get to take an actual family vacation, because the ones many hotels provide are far from ideal.
There are two primary criteria when looking at travel cots: how easy they are to transport and how comfortable they are for baby. Some travel cribs pack up small enough so you can take them onto planes as carry-on baggage, and most come with a mattress that’s thick enough to provide a comfy rest for your little one. Models with bassinet inserts are also a good choice for very young infants, and some travel cots are built to do double-duty as a playpen; Pack ‘n Play is a popular model whose name is often used to describe those two-in-one cribs.
Your decision may be based on a desire to find a travel cot which you can still use once your baby is a toddler, or you may be looking strictly for a model designed for infants. Either way, our list of the top 5 best travel cots for babies will put you on the right track. You may also check our Best Travel Cot Buying Guide here.
Quick Comparison Table
Lotus Travel Crib And Portable Baby Playard
BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light
Graco Pack ‘n Play On The Go Playard
phil&teds Portable Traveller Crib
KidCo PeaPod Plus Travel Bed
Mattress, backpack straps
Pad, bassinet, toy bar, bag
Inflatable mattress, sheet
Sleeping pad, ground straps