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
Lightweight but not ideal
Loved the small size of the cot once it is taken apart - great for travelling. It takes a bit to get used to assembling it, but once you do it takes two minutes to put together or dismantle. But there are some major issues we have had:
The mattress sags in the middle so it is not a flat bed and an older toddler ends up basically sleeping on the floor.
The base is kind of suspended by small ropes to each leg, but whenever you move the cot even slightly these ropes come out from the leg, meaning the base is no longer supported. Essentially eve...
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
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.
Expensive and time consuming to set up
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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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)
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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