Travel Light With BabyBjorn Travel Cot
Travelling with kids is not always easy, especially when they are little.
Not only do you have to juggle keeping the kids happy and fed while on the road or plane, you also have to think about space. Or lack thereof and this is where it can get it difficult!
Travel lightly? With kids?
I know what you are thinking! How can you possibly travel lightly when you have young children? Well it isn’t so much about taking less, because every parent knows that little ones need certain things and some of these are non-negotiable. What I can tell you is that it is about packing smarter!
Often parents will purchase a smaller, lightweight stroller specifically for a trip because a pram simply takes up way too much space. Others will struggle with room for a portacot at their destination. This is what I can help you with today!
Portacot designed for adventure
I don’t even know where to start telling you about the BabyBjorn Travel Cot. It has everything you could want in a portacot, and more! I say this with all confidence because every trip away we use it. Even when we go camping.
Size and weight
You will never have to worry about your travel cot not fitting in your car or in the hotel room. It folds up small (49 x 60 x 14 cm when folded in bag) and weighs a tiny 6kg. There is no longer a need for those big and bulky travel cots.
When the Baby Bjorn travel cot is set up, it offers a roomy sleeping area for bub yet it takes up minimal space. This design is fantastic because it offers space where it is needed and yet kept compact. Assembled it is only 82 x 112 x 64 cm. Like I said, it’s small.
Comfort for bub
We all know that babies like to chew and suck on pretty much everything. Which is why I love that all the fabrics near bubs skin are soft and safe to do what babies do best. My bub is currently teething so she sucks, chews and dribbles all over the side and I am not worried in the slightest about it not being safe. This is because I know that it is made with the highest of quality!
The interior of the infant travel cot is spacious and breathable. The built-in base plate rests firmly on the floor so your baby gets the back support they need for a comfortable sleep and the mesh sides allow for great ventilation, particularly in the warmer months.
Ease of use
Second to the compact size, I love how easy this travel cot is to use. It can be assembled in one swift movement, literally takes seconds and can be packed away in a matter of minutes. To pack it away you simply pull the legs and fold them in, the mattress folds around the frame and it slides back into the bag.
When I first discovered the BabyBjorn travel cots there were not very many colour options. At the time I opted for a black one but in those few years the colour range has been extended and now even includes pink, which I absolutely love! It is almost like a dusty pink. The colour is just pretty.
Colour options include: black, silver, dark blue and pink.
• Simple to set up and fold up
• Easy to take with you
• Soft and comfortable mattress
• Removable and washable cot textiles
• Great for babies and children aged 0–3 years
• RRP $395
The BabyBjorn travel cot is the easiest portacot I have ever used and can say in all honesty that I will be using it for years to come. It is compact, sturdy and offers every feature I could want in a portacot!
For more information on the cot itself or to find stockists, visit the BabyBjorn website.
Disclosure: I received the BabyBjorn Travel Cot for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
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