Great size for travel and storage
Simple to set up
Very happy with this purchase!
Pros - lightweight and compact
- seems good quality and fairly sturdy
- has a zip opening at the front for easy access if needed
- firm, thick, but soft mattress with a soft cotton cover. Doesn't feel and sound plastic-y like other portacots. This was important as most portacots I've seen have very uncomfortable looking mattresses.
- mattress can be secured so it doesn't move
Cons - the base needs some extra support under the middle of the mattress as it tends to bow in the middle therefore not being completely flat.
- smaller than a lot of portacots so might not suit a tall toddler....
Purchased in June 2021 at Nanny Annie Online store.
Great value, comfortable cot
We had borrowed a babybjorn from a friend for a while so our baby was used to that. Didn't want to pay that much when it came to buying our own but stumbled across this one that looked similar. Easy to carry bag and lightweight. Easy to assemble. Comfy and thick mattress which was our main positive. Looks stylish, good size. My baby is a tall 1 year old and she had lots of room.
Purchased in December 2020 at Nanny Annie for $170.00.
Great travel cot
Light weight, mattress good quality- comfortable but firm, sturdy frame. Overall better quality than I was expecting for the price. Easy to assemble and disassemble. Importantly, it looks to meet safety criteria.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
4/5 Would Recommend and Purchase Again
After borrowing someone elses Baby Bjorn portacot for a little while, I needed to buy my own. I did so much research on my options, read so many reviews and watched so many demos before I purchased the 2019 Amico Travelcot with side zip from Nanny Annie for $149 on 3 March 2019 (https://www.nanny-annie.com/amico-light-travel-cot-black). I was pretty excited about it because I wanted one as easy as the Baby Bjorn but I also wanted one with a side zip like the Phil and Teds. I also didn't want to fork out $200-400. The Star Kidz Amico Portacot is...the only portacot other than Phil and Teds which I found with a side zipper (which I really need for my son who always wakes up when put in from the top). Positives: 1. Easy to set up and pack away, you just unfold and click the legs on/off (it's a lot quicker than Phil and Teds which is why I chose this one instead) 2. The mattress has safety velcro straps at the bottom which prevent it from moving out of place (a feature I didn't find on any other portacot) 3. Comes with a carry bag and it's easy to put everything back in (compared with the Baby Bjorn which is sometimes a little struggle to fit everything back in the bag) 4. Light to carry (It's heavier than Phil and Teds but lighter compared to the Baby Bjorn which I found to be a little heavy to carry if you're also carrying bub and some other bags) 5. The cot has a side zip opening with 2 zippers (this is the only portacot I have been able to get my 1 year old son to sleep in, also good for my back) 6. Comes with a proper mattress (comfortable, not thin and stiff like the more affordable ones, not inflatable like Phil and Teds) 7. Good quality
Purchased in March 2019 at Nanny Annie for $149.00.
Find out how Star Kidz Amico Portacot compares to other Portacots
Know better, choose better.
Questions & Answers
So after reading the choice report on portacots, I'm assuming the mattress is likely of question for safety and suffocation. Judging by one review saying it's "NOT thin and stiff like some of the more expensive ones", I suspect they have made it soft for comfort rather than safety. Also I suspect putting things under it to make it flat will also increase the chance of suffocation.
The Star Kidz Amico mattress is a foam mattress with a thickness of 4.5cm, so it's a soft, comfy and yet sturdy mattress. It also has a board back support included at the bottom of the mattress.
The mattress is equipped with velcro straps to secure it to four bottom corners of the Portacot, making Amico travel cot a safe sleeping solution. We always recommend to position the Portacot on a flat surface and use the provided mattress provided for safety reasons.
So does the mattress meet AS/NZS 2195:2010. Specifically the 2010 version, not the 1999 version.
It seems it does. Do you have any comments on the choice report which showed a lot of concerns with nearly all these portacots? This has raised concerns for me. Happy to do that via email if you prefer.
Get an answer from our members and Star Kidz representatives
- The Star Kidz Amico Portacot is suitable for babies and children from ages 0 through to 3, and has a maximum load weight of 13kgs - so you can use it until whichever comes first.
- Safety is paramount with this travel cot, as it meets Australian/New Zealand Safety Standard AS/NZS 2195: 2010 - this updated standard meets the requirements of the 1999 standard with the extra voluntary 2010 standard of having breathable fabrics in the cot.
- The portacot has mesh sides, making it fully ventilated so your baby can breathe.
- It has a zip open side so you can easily put your child to bed and let them out without straining your back.
- Included with the cot is a large padded mattress base and a fitted cotton sheet - a mattress and a sheet made to fit the cot is not only easier to set up and carry around, but poses less of a suffocation risk than parts not specially designed for the cot. This model has tabs that secure the mattress in place underneath the base, giving it an added layer of safety.
- The cot is made from OEKO-textiles and are free from harmful substances, so you can be rest assured that your child is having a safe, hygienic sleep.
- In its carry bag, the portacot weighs just under 5.2kg, making it simple to transport around.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that the portacot was lightweight and the perfect size for travelling and storing away.
- They also appreciated how easy it was to set up.
- The firm, sturdy frame was also praised, with reviewers stating that the cot was quite durable.
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.