How to decide which travel cot will work for your newborn, baby or toddler, plus essential safety advice when using travel cots
If you travel by plane or train, it’s likely that you’ll have to carry the travel cot. Some travel cots can be really heavy (around 10kg), so look for a lightweight version (around 2.5kg). Also check how the cot folds - look for one that’s compact and has a carry handle or shoulder strap.
Some cots have wheels on the storage bag, which can make it easy to transport.
If the travel cot is going straight into the car, your only concern is the size of your boot (and how much luggage you’re taking). Ask to see the cot folded down in the shop first and check out the dimensions.
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