Compact and lightweight
Easy to put child in cot
Straightforward to set up
Not as durable as expected
Can be tipped over by active kids
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Best baby purchase!
We purchased this cot second hand when my son was 6 months old. He is now almost 4 and has slept in it every night - all around the world and now in our own home: we can't get him out of it. I purchased another second hand one for my daughter who is almost two. Being more settled we have it setup within a regular cot with one side removed (tied to the other side to prevent her pushing it over). They are so totally cosy and also bug proof. Dummies don't fall out and they're just so much softer and nicer than a wooden cot. I wish they made them in adult size!!
Purchased in April 2017 for $50.00.
We love the Phil & Teds Traveller Portacot. It is easy to put together, light to both carry and move around and is good quality. We chose to add a medium density foam mattress as we found the air filled mattress is came with was a little cold for our baby during colder months and didn't feel overly comfortable.
Purchased in October 2018 at Phil & Teds for $180.91.
Absolutely love this product
I absolutely love this product, it's so versatile. It's super easy and quick to set up, its very light to cary and small to pack in your car. Great for camping trips or for over night stays. I love how the side wall zips down, makes it easy to feed during the night whilst camping.
Purchased in August 2019.
Save your money. I had this happened to me. Only used it a handful of times. I had to go buy a different cot. Different brand. Bad customer service. I gave up in the end. Will not recommend their products at all. Plus the cot is not easy to put up.
9-month-old can easily tip over
We purchased the travel cot in December when our baby was less than 4 months old and it was great. We liked having the option to zip down the side to save our backs for settling the baby. The cot is fantastically lightweight and compact for travel. However on a trip last week our now 9-month old tipped over the cot several times during naps and hit his head. We had to wedge the cot between the wall and bed to make sure he couldn't do it again. I will have to purchase another portacot going forward. Very disappointed that this is even possible.
Purchased in December 2018 at Baby Bunting.
We love it. Have taken it all over the world!
We have had our portacot for 2.5 years and it’s the best item we have bought. We travel a lot and for our baby to always sleep in a familiar place has been great, no matter where we travel in the world she knows it’s her bed. We either carry on, check it in or pop in our suitcase. It is light and easy to fit in, and not too fiddly to build. After you get used to building it, it only takes about 3-5 minutes. Not sure how it would go with a heavy child but our child stayed in it until 13 kgs without issue. For the weight alone I think it was a great investment.
Purchased in October 2016 for $199.00.
Easy to use, quick to put together, light weight and perfect travel companion. At first I thought the mattress was too thin, but my bub is very comfy when she sleeps in it. I cant complain, it is the perfect portacot and I prefer it over most other brands. Also easy to store because it is so compact
Awesome Travel Cot
We used this portacot for both our girls from 4 months to 2.5 years. It was awesome. So much better than the big bulky portacots - we flew with it, camped with it, stayed at friends and in motels. It fit everywhere and the kids slept well in it. The inflatable mattress is quite thin, but it's firm enough and kids don't weigh much so I guess they don't notice!
You can also lift it/slide it from room to room which is great when they are little and you want to keep an eye on them in new places. After the first couple of times we found it very quick and easy to set up. One of our favourite pieces of baby equipment and well worth the outlay.
This is the most portable and lightweight cot. I LOVE it!
A friend recently lent me this portacot to see if I liked it. I had my heart set on a different portacot, so had nothing to lose trying this. But now I just love it, and have now bought it. It fit in my suitcase on a recent interstate trip, then when I was on the tram I had it in the pram undercarriage. My family were very surprised when I said I was going to set up the portacot for Bub to sleep because they couldn’t see I had one with me. I found it easy to set up (have found on other reviews its hard). Bubs slept in there as good as she would...her on cradle. The side zip to put bubs in is a GREAT idea, and I wouldn’t purchase one that didnt have this feature, as it would be too hard on my back. Fantastic product, no issues with the mattress as I blew it up tight, and it goes in its own zip compartment under the cot so there are no issues with it rolling up or being unsafe. All of the zips have toggles to secure them so bubs cant play with them. Very safe, very easy.
Great for travelling (traveller v4)
We went on a 5 week holiday overseas and wanted to make sure we had a safe place for our 6 month to sleep. We started her sleeping in it a week before we left just to make it a space she was used to. Our baby also started to sleep on her belly (she refuses to sleep any other way).
I found the setup to be super easy (5 minutes). The supplied mattress protector was a bit if a hassle to put on when the air mattress is full. We stayed at 7 different locations so it gets top marks for portability.
I also found that my druelling baby ended up...with a very wet and chaffed face. We solved this by spreading a cloth nappy flat on the inside of the mattress to wick away the druel. We also were concerned about the mattress on the floor so we placed the whole cot on a towel so the cold floor didn't affect her. She slept ok in the cot. I also found that blowing a bit of extra air before tightening it helped give a safe firm mat. We found the side entry super useful, especially since my wife had a sore back. The mesh goes right to the bottom and we found that good for our particular situation as our baby kept on rolling towards the sides with her face against the mesh. She could still breath easily through the mesh.
This cot doesn’t comply with safety standards
I have recently found out from Kidsafe Qld that this cot doesn’t comply with safety standards because of the self inflating mattress which curls up at the sides and is a danger plus the zips which the baby could open and get their head stuck in. I bought one of these from baby bunting and am alarmed to find out that they sell products that aren’t even safe for children or that Phil and teds could make a product that isn’t safe!
Very light and portable. Does not take up much space. Initially purchased it to take camping but saw more use staying in hotels and with friends and relos.
To be critical it can be difficult to put up/take down but if you use regularly you get used to it. We always had a soft matt or additional padding underneath as the air matress was a insufficient when on hard floors. A shagpile rug or a few hotel towels was usually enough. However that would take up too much space and no longer be portable etc. Getting in amd out from the top is a killer in your back so use the side net. Wish zipper was quieter for resetting. I know I've listed a few negatives but it is good for what it is and how much we used it.
Glad I bought it.
We bought this for our 2.5 year old to sleep in on a recent holiday and were very pleased with how well he slept and fitted in it.
It was quick and easy to put together and pull apart (you don't PUSH the buttons in to disassemble, simply hold the frame and pull the legs off and they come off without too much effort).
My only niggle with it is that attaching the mattress to the clips in each corner is very fiddly, so I've knocked a star off for that, but this cot is otherwise excellent.
Great frame but terrible mattress and service
We received this bed with an already dubious mattress. Unfortunately on holiday we realised it was losing air during the night. So far the company is yet to offer a replacement saying there is nothing wrong with it. I am familiar with these type of mattresses and never had an issue in the past. It has been a nightmare getting decent service.
I really regret getting this expensive bed. Great idea but of little use when the already thin mattress holds no air and your infant ends up spending the night sleeping on the hard floor.
Can fit it in your suitcase!
We borrowed this from a friend and liked it so much we bought one ourselves. It's very light and, best of all, can fit entirely into one of our big (but not massive) suitcases which a) gives it good protection as it does come in a rather thing travel bag and b) means you don't have one extra thing to carry (so long as you don't need the space in the case of course).
The mattress is a wee bit thin so we tend to put a blanket underneath for extra padding, but the cot itself is sturdy, easy to assemble (it takes a few minutes the first time but after that it's straightforward) and our 10-month-old sleeps well in it. And the side zips are a definite plus!
Questions & Answers
One of the legs broke, is it possible to find a replacement? (Im in perth)
Hi I just bought the latest version of traveller cot (version 4) and was wondering why it is so much shorter than the previous version (I think the sleep area is over 30cm shorter) - also why my cot doesn't have those infamous clips that secure the mattress to the cot base - are they not necessary - or is my cot less safe without them?
I am not sure whether in Europe they sell exactly the same model but my version 4 is 120cm by 60cm big. The clips are present on mine and you absolutely need some way to secure the mattress to the bed. I know that in Canada the bed was discontinued due to the clips not meeting their safety standards so I do not know if that has something to do with it. I suggest you contact P&T directly or return the bed if you do not feel comfortable with it.
Is the zip on just the side of the portacot or the front? i have a 9 month old that i want to secure in the cot so if he can escape its not good for us...
My model is the slightly older one but the makers thought of escapees. The zip pull is on the outside and there's a loop and toggle that can be done up to prevent little fingers opening it.
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- The Phil & Teds traveller™ travel cot is adaptable for both indoor and outdoor use, so you can use it for sleep and play wherever you go - it’s a staple for nights away as well as picnics.
- A zipped side lets you put your child in and out without having to bend over each time, and also lets it double as an opened up playpen or as a closed sleeping space.
- Breathable mesh sides and global safety certification gives you peace of mind while your child snoozes.
- Your little one can be comfortable in this cot, as it has a thermally insulated mattress and a fitted sheet made from OEKO-certified fabric that’s free from hazardous substances.
- Phil & Teds markets this cot as being able to be assembled in under 2 minutes.
- You also have the option of purchasing a mesh top accessory for outdoor excursions to keep your baby shaded and keep mosquitoes and other insects away.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers said that the portacot was lightweight and compact, and easily packed away for storage, in the car, or with other luggage.
- They also appreciated how easy it was to get their baby in and out of the cot - this was mostly because of the convenient side zip.
- According to reviewers, this cot was quick and simple to set up.
- Some reviewers noted that the cot wasn’t as durable as they expected it to be, saying that some parts - such as the elastic connecting the pipes and the zipper cords - broke or frayed from strain rather quickly.
- A few reviewers also said that their active, young children were sometimes able to tip the cot over. This means it may not be suitable for use as a playpen by all children or for children who move a lot in their sleep.
Points to consider:
- The cot is advertised as being able to be assembled in under 2 minutes, however many reviewers - even those who found the set up to be simple - found that it usually took a few minutes longer than this.
- A few reviewers also had trouble with disassembling the portacot. As some reviewers stated, you need to hold the frame and pull the legs off - you don’t need to push the buttons.
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