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BabyBjörn Light Travel Cot Review

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  • 2015 Shortlisted Best Travel Product Over £25
  • 2014 Shortlisted Best Travel Product Over £25
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This is easy to set up and folds away in no time. The mattress is plush and comfy, while a built-in base plate makes it really sturdy and secure, and it will last for years, which helps compensate for
the price tag. The age range is from birth to three years.

2015 – Shortlisted for 'Best Travel Product Over £25' Award!

The BabyBjörn Travel Cot Light is easy to put up and take down, and is big enough to accommodate a two-year-old with room to spare. It folds compactly, as does the accompanying mattress, which is nicely padded, and is lightweight, making it ideal for frequent travel. The product is, however, undeniably expensive, especially for something that is likely to be used only 'on the occasion' rather than every day; the cot remains unaffordable in spite of its superior quality.

2014 – Shortlisted for 'Best Travel Product Over £25' Award!

BabyBjorn’s Travel Cot Light is fabulous! It’s compact, lightweight, easy to store and simple to use. The mattress is super comfy (a rarity in travel cots) and the cot itself is not so deep that it’s a struggle to get little ones in and out; the downside to this is that older tots may be able to climb out of the cot, which shortens its lifespan.

The cot is perfect for camping and great for parents with an on-the-go lifestyle. It is expensive but great quality, convenient and worth every penny. 

This travel cot was reviewed by three real mums in the April 2015 issue of M&B magazine, and was the WINNER of our Big Travel Cot Test!

If you are going to be using a travel cot frequently, this model is worth its price tag.

Suitable from birth up to three years of age, it’s lightweight and easy-to-use. You can lift it out of its storage bag and set it up in one simple movement. There are no extra parts to attach (or lose), and the legs unfold automatically. 

It comes with a good quality mattress and features a built-in base plate that keeps the cot steady. Soft mesh fabric makes it easy to keep an eye on your baby. The cot fabric and mattress cover are both machine washable.

Corinne Hills, 37, from Sheffield, is mum to Arthur, 14 months, Wilfred, three, Tobias, five, and Tom, 15, said: ‘This is exactly what I've been looking for. It’s compact when folded, lightweight and incredibly easy to use, with clear instructions. Plus, a really soft and comfortable mattress.’ 

Roz Walker, 32, from Glasgow, is mum to Aaron, seven months, said: ‘I’d happily let my son sleep in this every night. The mattress is great. The cot doesn’t take up much space, but there’s still plenty of space for him to grow.’ 

Naomi Johnson, 32, from Peterborough, is mum to Logan, 10 weeks, and Elizabeth, 11, said: ‘The sloped sides give the advantage of a large base while still creating a small, cosy space to sleep in. The mattress is very thick and comfy. My favourite!’ 

A well-made travel cot that provides a great combination of comfort, ease of assembly and portability. The shape makes it good for squeezing into a smaller room, but some parents might find the legs stick out awkwardly. Expensive, but could be a worthwhile investment for regular travellers.

While not cheap, this is a great cot for parents who travel a lot and will get their money’s worth. It is great quality and lightweight which makes it idiot-proof to put up and down.

It is great quality and lightweight which makes it idiot-proof to put up and down.

It also has plenty of room and rests well on the ground, making it sturdy and safe. The carry case is useful and it would definitely be good for overseas travel because of its weight, as well as on public transport when necessary. The mattress is comfortable too. It would have been handy to have a bassinet attachment for younger babies and a shoulder strap for the carry case, and the posts can be easy to trip over.

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Product Information

BabyBjörn Travel Cot Light

Weighs: 6kg


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