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Phil & Teds Traveller

Phil & Teds Traveller

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  • 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


renegaderewindHunter Region, NSW
  • 7 reviews

Lightweight but not ideal

Nadia h
Nadia hPerth
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

So painful to set up at take down


Just bought a different portacot because after a year I am over putting it up and down. Although light and functional I don't think it is comfortable enough without a blanket folded under the cot and you can't put a sheet on so baby sleeps on synthetic fabric. I was sold by the portability/lightness but we are out & about a fair bit and the fiddliness is a downer
Light, takes little space when folded

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  • 4 reviews

Great space saver for travelling


I've grown to like this portacot, although it still seems a bit too 'fiddly' to set up, especially if you've been travelling and baby is already asleep and waiting to be transferred to the cot. It's fantastic for travelling as its smaller that a normal portacot. I made a cover for the mattress (like a pillowcase) as sheets always seemed to unwrap and I thought it was too hot and sticky for baby to sleep directly on the plastic material.
Space saving
Expensive and time consuming to set up

gcapmejPerth, WA
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like



The cost design in great. It is compact, lightweight and my daughter loved it. When you pack it all back in, the bag is quite tight and one of the metal posts ripped the bag and because it wasn't a seam that was damaged, it was not classified as a warrant-able item. I have only had the cot for a little over a week and have only used it once.
The cot design is great. It is lightweight and once you learn how to do it properly it is easy to assemble and pack away.
The storage bag that the cot gets stored in once packed away should be redesigned. The post can rip the bag quite easily.


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  • 2 reviews



We have a active lifestyle with a 2 month old to match so its a appears to be a great option.
We found the fixed base/inflatable mattress does not allow for any sheet or blanket tucking. It will be great when he's a little older. Until then it'll collect some dust.
Light and looks good. Love the UV shade
The floor is a fixed and does not allow for any tucking of blankets. Bit of a mission to setup and put away.

Questions & Answers


One of the legs broke, is it possible to find a replacement? (Im in perth)

No answers

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?

1 answer

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...

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Rena 13
Rena 13

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.

Pain points:

  • 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.
Price (RRP)$199
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