When looking into buying a travel cot as with all baby products these days there is such a wealth of choice on offer you may not know where to start. There are some key pointers you can use to help drill down the selection. This becomes even more important if your family have kindly agreed to buy the travel cot for you as a gift. You need to provide them with your criteria for the travel cot and, even better, have chosen the model beforehand.
Here are some guidelines to help with your selection:
Think about how you are planning to use the travel cot. Are you likely to be traveling the length and breadth of the UK or is it more likely that it will make the odd celebrity appearance at your parent’s or friend’s house on the odd occasion you need to stay over the night?
If you are traveling frequently investigate how heavy the travel cot is. It needs to be easy to move around. Some fold down into handy travel bags which will save car boot space and make it easier to carry from one place to another.
Is the travel cot robust enough for frequent trips? Again this goes hand-in-hand with the frequency of your traveling.
Do you know the size of the room you’re most likely to be using the travel cot in? Be aware of the dimensions of travel cots as they range from mini size to full size.
Is style or practicality more important to you? There are brands available that appeal to the more fashion conscious mums and dads however you’ll pay top prices for a premium name.
Do you want built in accessories such as a music player, nightlight or basinet?
By now you should have drilled down to a choice of two or three which will make the final decision much easier.