In a nutshell

A budget-friendly travel cot that’s easy to assemble, put down, transport and store. However, you may want to buy an extra mattress for comfort.

What we tested

  • Ease of assembly
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Portability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.


  • Easy to put up and down, neat, portable, sturdy, good value


  • Not enough padding on the base, black colour may make it less versatile as a playpen

A travel cot is a handy but – depending on your lifestyle – non-essential piece of baby kit, so probably not something you want to spend a fortune on. Step forward the Kiddicouture Kip, a good-quality travel cot at a bargain price, from award-winning online retailer Kiddicare.


The Kiddicare Kiddicouture Kip Travel Cot is a standard cot size, covered in a wipe-clean black fabric and any hard surfaces are padded. It has a large mesh panel on each side for visibility and breathability, and packs into a carry case with side handles. It’s black and features a small, ‘punk’-style logo with safety pin on the side. The cot is suitable from birth to 15kg, or when your child can stand.

What we love

While many travel cots come in garish colours or patterns, the simple, black Kiddicare Kiddicouture Kip Travel Cot looks refreshingly chic and modern.

Folded down it’s easy to transport and convenient to store.

Despite the very straightforward instructions, I found there was a ‘knack’ to clicking the cot sides up successfully the first time. I had to ask my husband! Once he’d demonstrated, however, the ‘knack’ came easily and I can now assemble it and put it down in seconds.

The base is the size of a standard cot so it’s good for sleeping, daytime naps and big enough to be a safe place for play when pets are around or you’re not in the room.

The Kiddicare Kiddicouture Kip Travel Cot feels strong and secure and I wouldn’t worry about it collapsing or tipping over.

What to watch out for

The black colourway might not be to everyone’s taste and, while it helps to cut out light for better sleep, the darker interior might not be conducive to play. My 3-month-old twins were happy to sleep in it but objected when awake!

Although slightly padded, the base of the cot is still quite hard so I put several blankets down for my babies to sleep on. I’d recommend buying a separate travel cot mattress to make it more comfortable. It’s quite deep, so the option to raise the base or a bassinet for young babies would be a back-saving bonus.

Who is the Kiddicare Kiddicouture Kip Travel Cot best for?

Families after a simple, sensibly priced travel cot that’s easily stored and quick to assemble.


MadeForMums verdict

The Kiddicare Kiddicouture Kip Travel Cot is the ideal budget buy for occasional travel or daytime naps. While the colour is great for cutting out light, it may not be ideal for playtime, and do invest in that extra mattress.

Product Specifications

ModelKiddicouture Kip Travel Cot
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From Birth
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsH:78cm W:104cm D:74cm
Dimensions (folded)H:78cm W:23cm D:20cm
  • Padded mattress base
  • Wipe-clean
  • Padded trim
  • Four mesh sides
  • Carry travel bag
Accessories includedCarry travel bag
Optional extrasAdditional travel cot mattress