It's an exciting time taking the family on holiday and you don't to spoil the rest and relaxation by worrying about where your little one is going to sleep safely and soundly.
To help you out during your holiday plans, we've rounded up nine of the best travel cots available on the market today to help you choose the right style for you and your family when you go away.
Stylish and sturdy, this travel cot is a practical choice for families. John Lewis says: "The BabyBjörn Travel Cot Light is suitable for newborns and children up to 3 years old. It's light, durable, easy to fold, and comes complete with a carry case. It's compact fold and practical carry case mean it takes up the minimum of space and is easy to take with you. The adjustable design features generously padded shoulder straps and a waist belt. This updated take on the classic design also includes full mesh sides, meaning you can see everything baby is getting up to.
"In one quick and simple movement, the travel cot pops open, ready for use. Then all you need to add is the mattress, which conveniently folds into the carry bag. The sturdy mattress keeps the crib firmly on the floor, ensuring it's safe and secure. It features inward sloping sides to create a snug and cosy environment, with soft fabrics suitable for young skin."
What's great about this travel cot is that it is developed with pediatricians, providing the correct support for your child's head, hips and spine. Both the matress cover and cot fabric are removable and machine-washable to make cleaning and maintenance easy-peasy.
Suitable from birth, this super-cute and comfortable travel cot is the perfect choice for Disney-loving babies. Boots say, "The Hauck Disney Baby Babycenter is a stylish portable travel cot complete with accessories, a stylish companion for a visit at the grandparents' or for your holidays.
"The set includes a clip-on changing table, accessory holder and covered mattress. At one end there is a large bag for toys or baby accessories and the musical mobile with plush toys will keep baby entertained. Enough space for diapers and other baby items is offered by the accessory tray on the side.
"On the second level, the higher lying areas, your baby can sleep safely and comfortably. Simultaneously, the second floor allows you to lay your baby down in a back-friendly way."
We love this no-nonsense hassle-free design. John Lewis say, "After a busy day away from home, you'll appreciate a simple and easy-to-use travel cot. The chic Nuna Sena Mini easily pops open, thanks to its clever zig-zag leg design. And then in the morning you can refold it with just one hand.
"What's more, the revolutionary design is also evolutionary: growing beyond newborn through toddlerhood, as it doubles as a playspace. Additional features: skid-proof feet, padded edges to prevent pinched fingers, a lush mattress pad over a cushioned bed and a sturdy aluminium frame for easy transport. Suitable from birth to approximately 18 months."
Simple, stylish and practical, Boots says the "OBaby Naptime Bassinet is the perfect cot for when you’re on your travels offering style, practicality and comfort all rolled into one.
"The stylish striped design that will receive compliments from almost everyone provides the practicality of having a travel cot that is suitable from birth with an easy to use bassinet feature and the even easier to use twist and pull fold mechanism.
"Once folded you have got a matching carry bag to easily transport around. The comfort comes in the form of space and a lovely, soft mattress that is unrivalled in any other travel cot."
Rating: 5 stars
Sturdy, attractive and easy to put up, John Lewis says, "Suitable from birth, this travel cot has a removable bed insert for younger babies, so you won't be bending over to check on them or pick them up. There's also a removable changing table, which is ideal if you're short of space.
"This easy to assemble travel cot can also be used as a playpen. It's ideal for trips away from home as it folds compactly and can be stored in a handy carry bag.
"The mesh sides provide ventilation and let you look inside without disturbing baby's sleep. There's also a handy storage pocket for keeping essentials or favourite toys close at hand."
Rating: 3.3/5 Stars
Cute and comfy, this is an affordable travel cot, great for families on-the-go. Boots says, "Weighing less than 2.2 kg and featuring an easy fold away design, the Koo-di Pop Up Travel Cot is easy to carry around and assemble when required for use. The handy lightweight travel bag included also offers the ideal storage solution when out and about.
"The cot is suitable for use from age 6 months to approximately 18 months and maybe even after as little one makes use of its spacious design, using it as a play house.
Complete with a padded mattress and integrated zip-up mosquito net the Koo-di Pop Up Travel Cot is safe and comfortable for your baby in the many new environments that they will explore."
Rating: 3/5 stars
Ultra compact, ultra-light and ultra-stylish, this is the perfect choice for a newborn baby. Boots says, "The Graco Petite Bassinet is an ultra light travel cot, suitable from birth until approx. 9 months. It features a raised, removable bassinet for smaller babies which is suitable from birth to around 6.5kg (3 months or until baby can push up on hands and knees).
"At 20% smaller than a traditional bed, the Graco petite bassinet is an ultra light travel cot ideal for transportation. Its quick, easy umbrella set up and handy carry bag contribute to ease of use. The cot bed features four mesh sides for visibility, a canopy for comfort and protection and 7 feet for perfect stability."
A perfect option for the budget-conscious family, this cot is lightweight and opens with a semi-automatic assembly and easy-click sides. Ideal for overnight stays and holidays, this travel cot includes a coordinating travel bag and mattress.
The John Lewis Travel Cot is suitable for babies from birth to a maximum weight of 15kg and comes in a gorgeous berry colour.
Rating: 4.3/5 stars
Suitable from birth to 5 years, this is built for longevity and durability. Boots says, "This luxury Travel Cot from Babyway is fully padded with a separate base layer and includes an easy to install integrated baby changing station. A removable second layer bassinet is also included and is suitable from birth to six months. With clear view mesh panelling and a zippable play entrance."
The Babyway Koochiku Mimas Luxury Baby Travel Cot is a definite-value-for-money purchase. The cot does come with a thing base layer but parents may wish to purchase a separate mattress to slip in if your child will be sleeping in this for an extended period of time.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Good luck in finding your perfect travel cot!