How to put up a travel cot

travel cot

by Emily Thorpe |

You've spent the day travelling with your family, you're exhausted and ready for sleep, but all that remains is to get everyone ready for bed. But wait...how do you put up a travel cot?

We know that putting together baby gear is rarely as simple as it's made out to be, so to make your life easier, we've pulled together instructions on how to put up a travel cot for four of the most popular travel cots on the market.

You'll notice that while most are pretty similar, some differ slightly and even offer the option of a newborn bassinet.

Bugaboo Stardust Travel Cot

  1. Take the travel cot out of the bag.

  2. Release the buttons on the side and unfold.

To set up the newborn bassinet

  1. Take out the mattress.

  2. Zip in the bassinet.

  3. Attach the velcro straps to the mattress and place the mattress in the bed.

Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light

  1. Open the bag. Lift out the cot.

  2. Hold the two short sides. Turn the cot so its legs are towards the floor and unfold it with one clear movement so that the legs unfold.

  3. Make sure that each leg is securely in place by trying to push it back into its folded position without pulling the leg.

  4. Place the mattress inside the cot. Pull the four red strap loops on the underside of the mattress cover through the holes in the bottom of the cot. Fasten each loop to a red hook.

BabyDan Travel Cot

  1. Unzip the bag and remove the travel cot and stand the unit upright. Separate two velcro labs.

  2. Remove the mattress pad and separate the four corner posts.

  3. Lift the side rails upwards from the middle until each locks into position. Side rails must be raised above the horizontal position before they lock.

  4. Push the centre support until it locks into position.

  5. Lay mattress pad on the floor of the travel cot, soft side up. The middle velcro lab in both ends of the mattress are to put through the two holes in the cot and attached to the velcro under the cot.

Nuna Sena Aire

  1. To open the travel cot frame, unfasten hook and loop straps from the mattress and unfold.

  2. Pull the short sides of the travel cot frame outward.

  3. Reach through the bassinet and push down on the center hub at the bottom of the travel cot.

  4. To set up the bassinet, install the mattress soft side up.

To set up the Nuna Sena Aire Travel Cot

  1. Remove the mattress from the bassinet. Remove the 4 snaps on the bassinet fabric from the snaps at the center of each side of the travel cot.

  2. Release the 4 buckles on the four corners of the travel cot. Once the buckle is separated, remove long strap from the loop on the travel cot.

  3. Remove the bassinet from the travel cot.

  4. Place the mattress on the bottom of the Travel cot.

  5. Feeding the straps on the corners through the holes. Fasten the hook and loop. Repeat on other corners.

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