11 Best Travel Cots Perfect From Newborn To Toddler

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It is important to make sure, when you are finding the best travel cot for you, that you consider size, price and your child's age.

Cots are suited to babies and toddlers from birth up to the age of 3, however, between 18 months to 3 and a half, it is common to move from a cot to a bed. Therefore, travel cots are suitable for children between these ages. When it comes to buying travel cots for babies, a bassinet is a good addition for super comfortable and safe sleeping at a young age. Therefore, in this list, we have included some of the best travel cots with bassinets to make sure you get the best for your baby and your money.

What is important to note is that travel cots cannot be used permanently, as the thinner mattresses are not good for your baby to use for long periods of time.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all the great travel cots on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, ease of assembly and design.

1. Commuter Change Joie Travel Cot (Logan)

Grey Commuter Change Joie Travel Cot (Logan).
Image © Argos

This is a great buy for your baby, with plenty of additional accessories to make it worth your money. The click and carry changing unit is especially useful when on the move, and the wheels make it easily manoeuvrable to fit in smaller spaces.

This is the more expensive of the Joie cots, however, there are other models available which are also great quality travel cots on a slightly smaller budget.

Main Features

  • Price: £90
  • Suitable from birth
  • Secure click changing unit
  • Travel bag
  • 4 mesh side
  • Wheels for manoeuvrability
  • Bassinette level for a younger baby
  • Removable mattress
  • Removable cot top changer

Best Travel Cot For Babies

2. Nuna Sena Aire Travel Cot

Grey Nuna Sena Aire Travel Cot.
Image © Very

This is a top of the range baby travel cot for children up to three years old, so is a great investment. With easy assembly, a sturdy aluminium frame and an ultra-compact storage feature, this is a must-buy for on the move. It adapts as your baby grows, as the bassinet can be removed and the mattress lowered to fit your toddler.

Main Features

  • Price: £179.99
  • Suitable from 0-3 years
  • Ultra-compact
  • Removable bassinet
  • Water-resistant
  • Sturdy frame
  • Eight supportive legs
  • Removable, machine washable, mattress cover
  • Mesh fabric sides
  • Ventilated mattress

3. Cuggl Deluxe Travel Cot And Changer Unit

Navy blue Cuggl Deluxe Travel Cot And Changer Unit.
Image © Argos

This Cuggl travel cot is a deluxe cot for a reasonable price. The bassinet feature makes this great for babies sleeping away from home in their first few months. The removable nappy changing unit also makes it easy to change your little one without having to lean down.

The lockable wheels mean this is great to move around but has that extra safety precaution to lock it into position once you have decided, ensuring your baby will not be on the move without your knowledge.

Main Features

  • Price: £59.99
  • Suitable from 0 to 24 months
  • Bassinet and playpen modes
  • Changing table
  • Removable cot top changing mat
  • Lockable wheels
  • Removable mattress

4. Dream'n' Play Hauck Travel Cot

Micky Mouse themed Dream'n' Play Hauck Travel Cot.
Image © Hauck

This compact, lightweight travel cot is a great and colourful model for your little child, with an easy fold up and away design for quick assembly. This is a fuss-free model for parents and families always on the move.

Main Features

  • Price: £37.97
  • Suitable from birth to 15kg
  • Easy, folding design
  • Mesh material
  • Optimum air circulation
  • Folding mattress
  • Travel bag

5. Baby Hub Sleep Space Travel Cot

Grey Baby Hub Sleep Space Travel Cot.
Image © Amazon

This travel cot won the Project Baby Awards in 2018, being awarded a gold standard for its award-winning product. It has a square design with a tepee cover above but is still safe for babies and toddlers.

This can also double up as a playpen for use at home too.

Main Features

  • Price: £148.99
  • Suitable from 0-3 years
  • Cotton canvas tepee cover
  • Mosquito net
  • Lightweight
  • Washable

Best Travel Cot For Toddlers

6. Chicco Zip And Go Travel Cot

White and beige Chicco Zip And Go Travel Cot.
Image © Amazon

This travel cot is suitable from birth to six months, then from six months to 24, so is a good buy for both babies and toddlers. What is great about this model is its double mode function - it can be used in rocking mode to get your little one off to sleep, or simply fixed.

The one-click system is another great accessory to the zip and go, taking only 10 seconds to assemble.

Main Features

  • Price: £93.50
  • Suitable from 0 - 24 months
  • Mesh sides for ventilation
  • Travel bag
  • 10-second assembly
  • Rubber feet

Best For Families On A Budget

7. Sleeptight Ship Ahoy Red Kite Travel Cot

Navy blue Sleeptight Ship Ahoy Red Kite Travel Cot.
Image © Red Kite

This particular cot was the winner of the Prima Baby Gold Award, so you can be sure this is a good buy for your money. It is also on the cheaper side, so this is great for shopping on a budget, and you know you won't be scrimping on quality.

The Sleeptight Ship Ahoy has 4 mesh sides which means you can always keep an eye on your child, and this also allows for ventilation while they are playing or sleeping. This particular model also doubles as a playpen, so you'll definitely get lots of use out of it once you invest.

Main Features

  • Price: £29.99
  • Suitable from birth- 15kg
  • Easy fold design
  • Padded rails for standing babies
  • Removable padded mattress
  • 4 mesh side
  • Travel carry bag

8. Babybjorn Easy Go Travel Cot

Light grey Babybjorn Easy Go Travel Cot.
Image © Baby Bjorn

This light and compact travel cot is great for taking on a plane or fitting in the car on long journeys. It is also extremely easy to assemble with just one movement, there are no loose parts that need fitting once it is up. Designed for stress-free ease, this is a great buy.  

This cot will last for three years, which means it is a good investment for durability and longevity - you won't have to keep buying a new one each year.

Main Features

  • Price: £279.99
  • Suitable for 0-3 years
  • Carry bag
  • Comfortable padded mattress
  • Mesh sides
  • OEKO-TEX standard 100 Class 1 materials (all materials that come in contact with your child are sensitive and safe)
  • Lightweight (just 6 kilograms!)

9. Little Life Arc 2

Green Little Life Arc 2.
Image © Little Life

This is the perfect cot for your child if you are an outdoorsy family and love a weekend camping. Weighing only 2.5 kilograms and packing away compactly into a rucksack, this is a great addition to any family camping equipment.

With ventilation, insect protection and a strong, aluminium frame design, your little one will be extra safe and super comfortable on your camping trip, hopefully leading to a full nights sleep too!

Main Features

  • Price: £103.28
  • Suitable for 0-3 years
  • High strength, aluminium, colour coded poles
  • Mesh panels
  • Ventilation and breathability
  • Anti-insect design
  • Removable, machine washable foam mattress
  • Front cover panel
  • Complies with General Product Safety Regulations

10. Lulyboo Baby Lounge To Go Travel Bed

Mum carrying the baby and the Lulyboo Baby Lounge To Go Travel Bed.
Image © Lulyboo

This has many different uses and is perfect for anyone on the go - whether for napping, playtime and changing on the move. With accessories that make nappy changing that little bit easier, such as waterproof padding to ensure there is no mess and storage pockets for nappies and wipes, this is a great buy.

The toys also make a nice addition, as they keep your little baby occupied whilst they are being changed.

Main Features

  • Price: £128
  • Suitable for 0-3 years
  • Flexible foam interior
  • Three-position canopy
  • Waterproof underpad
  • Outer storage pockets
  • Removable cover for machine washing
  • Toy bar with two toys

11. Koo-di Sun And Sleep Pop Up Cot

Baby in the Koo-di Sun And Sleep Pop Up Cot.
Image © Jojo Maman Bebe

This pop-up cot is an absolute necessity when travelling, as often hotels and holiday homes don't supply good quality cots for your child. The blackout blinds in this pop-up cot are a great accessory that ensures your little one gets a good night sleep no matter where they are.

Whilst this is a pop-up cot, it can also double up as a sun tent, so this is a perfect buy if you are going on a holiday abroad or to somewhere really sunny. The cot blocks out 93% of UVA and UVB rays, so this is a bargain buy for any warm holiday.

It is important to note that this is not suitable for newborns.

Main Features

  • Price: £59.99
  • Suitable for 6 to 18 months
  • Padded mattress
  • Blackout blinds
  • Travel bag
  • UV protection
  • Mosquito nets

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