The Samsonite Pop Up Travel Bubble Baby Cot is an extremely simple but effective piece of baby travel gear for helping your baby sleep when travelling.
The whole travel cot packs up into a bag that is 2 feet long and extremely light weight. This extremely small form factor makes it very handy baby travel gear for urban living and for use in small spaces.
You assemble the cot by unfurling the structure, which has a wire frame that allows it to be coiled into a circular shape. Once you have unfurled it (or ‘popped it open’), you insert four metal struts into the seams and secure them with velcro.
The padding on the bottom has several velcro pads at either end to secure it in place.
A mosquito netting protects the baby from flying objects and you can zip it up to cover the travel cot completely.
Bear in mind that, because it is so light weight, it can be easily tipped over. Depending upon the age of your baby this may or may not be a problem, since the baby’s weight will keep the cot fairly secure… but if they are older and can easily roll around, you might want to secure the travel cot at its four corners. There are velcro tabs for this purpose, although what you end up anchoring them to depends upon what you have available to you on location.
We were impressed with the simplicity and light weight of the design. A great piece of kit in a pinch.
You can also purchase (separately) an inflatable mattress for the travel cot (which we recommend).
UK customers buy now from Amazon.co.uk
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