Summer with the BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light

Posted by Peter on Thursday Nov 7, 2013 Under Baby Travel, Uncategorized

Babies tend to be fussy creatures, especially when it comes to sleep. So when you’re travelling away from home it’s vital your child has somewhere secure to rest.

But with all the gear new parents have to carry, you can’t very well pack a full-sized cot into your luggage. Instead, you’ll need a crib that’s as compact as it is cosy.

The BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light is our top pick in travel cots. At an ultra-lightweight 6 kilograms, it doesn’t sacrifice portability for comfort.

Baby_Bjorn_CotOur family had no trouble setting up the cot in seconds. In one movement, we unfolded it from the smart carry bag and lay it on the floor. Such ease of use makes it perfect for frequent short trips away or even afternoon naps at grandma’s.

The sturdy foam mattress don’t sag in the middle and has none of the hassles of inflating mattresses. It lies virtually flat on the ground, providing great support for our little girl’s back and head. And unlike some other brands, you can even tuck sheets and blankets underneath the mattress so your child feels safe and secure. The mesh is now to the floor – an improvement on the original┬áBabyBjorn travel cot.

Baby fell asleep first go in the cot at home, which means we can plan our summer holidays safe in the knowledge our night-timeswill be restful and relaxing.

The updated black mesh walls will be especially useful in our Australian summer, allowing ample air-flow on hot days near the beach. And because the minimalist design looks so stylish and the footprint is compact, we don’t even bother packing the cot away at home. Instead, we find it makes a handy and discreet day bed in the lounge room or bedroom – wherever we like, actually, as it’s so easy to move!

When the time comes to clean the cot, we can easily remove and machine wash the fabric. To find out more about the BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light and other gorgeous products visit the BabyBjorn website.

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BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light

Posted by Diana on Thursday Aug 25, 2011 Under Baby Travel

For our next trip to Sydney, I decided Baby needed a travel cot. I was looking for a travel cot which could be assembled quickly, was light weight with a strong body – I was looking for a travel cot with the attributes of an ‘elite athlete’ and I found it in the BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light.

The most impressive feature of the BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light is how quickly it can be assembled. I timed myself with a stopwatch and it took 41 seconds to assemble the BabyBjorn Travel Cot. This included opening the bag and lifting out the travel cot. The travel cot is assembled in one swift movement by holding the two short sides at the top of the cot, pointing the legs to the floor and unfolding it – hey presto it’s up! The legs fell into position and then I placed the mattress firmly inside the cot. It was that simple!

When travelling everyone wants light luggage which doesn’t take up too much space either. The BabyBjorm Travel Cot Light lives up to it’s name weighing only 5kg, including the case. The case looks very smart in discrete black and looks like an ordinary travel bag with dimensions I measured as 60cm x 49cm x 13cm. So it’s perfect for a family travelling with a baby.

Space efficiency is central to the design of the BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light, once assembled the slanting edges mean it takes up little floor space with maximum space for Baby. The legs of the travel cot are strong and provide a stable base for the cot. The entire cot is covered in soft fabric and includes a sheer net fabric which makes it easy to keep on eye on Baby. Baby had fun looking through the net fabric at me too! Baby found the travel cot spacious and after our game of peekaboo, Baby had a blissful afternoon sleep in the travel cot.

The thick soft mattress of the BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light made Baby’s sleep a dream! I measured the dimensions of the mattress as 60cm x 105cm x 5cm. Conveniently, the removable mattress and bedding are machine washable. Ordinary sheets can be used on the travel cot and BabyBjorn Travel Cot Fitted Sheets are available in organic cotton too. The BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light is suitable from birth to 3 years old.

Folding up the BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light was just as easy as the assembly. Firstly, I removed and folded the mattress, placing it in the travel bag. Then I released each leg and lay the legs diagonally inside the frame. I then folded the short sides of the frame together and placed it inside the folded mattress. After a fantastic performance, the BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light crossed the finishing line in style. To find out more about the BabyBjorn Travel Cot visit the BabyBjorn website.

 

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