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Baby travel cots

Advice on choosing a travel cot for your baby, plus the opportunity to purchase a range of travel cots including compact and wooden varieties.
A travel cot (also known as a sleeping cot) is a foldaway cot which is completely portable, with most doubling up as a playpen. They are useful when visiting friends or family, you can put your baby into the travel cot knowing she or he is safe and your host?s things are safe too!

Many travel cots look alike, but some come with additional features such as a bassinet, which raises your young baby up, some also come with a changing table option. Some travel cots are lighter than others, but it is unlikely you will be able to carry any of them very far.

If you need to leave your baby somewhere secure frequently then you should opt for a proper playpen, but for occasion use a travel cot is ideal.

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was jut wondering do i need a matress with the hauck travel cot. theres a base with it
by sarahmad1988 18th May 2009, 9:34am
we are going to a caravan soon and not sure where to put Max to sleep the rooms are not big enough to fit a travel cot, but the living area is which would mean sleeping on the sofas but leaving other children in
by sophb 6th May 2009, 9:16am
I've bought a mattress for a Hauck travel cot from the babymattress company. It folds in half and comes complete with carry bag - I didn't see any point in having a mattress for a travel cot that was going to be a problem to transport. Baby has slept much better since. I think the thin mattress supplied is really only of any use if its being used as a playpen. I'm sure a travel cot would be okay to use longer-term but in that case buy the very best mattress you can afford. By the way, the travel cot I've got is exactly the same size as a standard cot so you wouldn't be saving any room!
by Dob 26th Feb 2009, 9:25am
I have recently bought a travel cot for my grandson but it has only a thin layer of foam covering the base. I have read that some manufacturers do not recommend putting a mattress in the cot. Does anyone have any info on this please. The cot is made by Hauck.
by blossom76 28th Jan 2009, 9:00am
Is it safe for a baby to sleep in a travel cot (from birth until as long as size allows)? Our baby's room is TINY! A travel cot would be perfect size wise - I am just concerned about the long-term effects of sleeping in a travel cot. (i.e. damage to their backs etc.) I am planning to buy an additional mattress for the travel cot for added support? Could you suggest a good one which offers maximum support for baby?
by Dragonfly 14th Mar 2008, 8:38am