Our traveller was judged Best Travel Cot in the Prima Baby Awards, 2014!
"For me there are two considerations with a travel cot: portability and size. My eldest son Finn, 3, is now out of travel cots but when he was 2 we really struggled to find a travel cot he was comfortable in as most were too short. The Phil & Teds traveller is long (130cm) meaning your big toddler can be cosy for as long as he’s still in a regular cot.
Combine the decent length with the low weight (a tiny 2.5kgs) and the clever small travel bag that means the entire cot can fit within a suitcase, be thrown in a car or literally over your shoulder for short hops, it couldn’t really be more portable...
...I put mine together for the first time within five minutes without consulting the instructions. I found it intuitive and simple. It takes a little more concentration that a ‘push down the middle and pull up the sides’ model but that’s a small price to pay for the portability." - Prima Baby & Pregnancy
Our traveller was judged Best Travel Cot in the Nursery Trader Awards, 2013!
"The first thing which hits me is how incredibly light this is for a full size travel cot - I can lift it with one finger!!! Weightwise it's perfect for taking abroad and is light enough for another child to carry with ease."
The first thing I did before unpacking the cot from the carry bag was to see if it would fit inside my suitcase, and as you can see from the photo below, it fit quite nicely. I’m somewhat OCD about planning how we will get through the airport with all of our luggage + two kids without anything, or anyone, getting lost. Being able to put the portacot inside a suitcase instead of it being an extra piece of luggage seems like it would make things a little be easier. Alternatively, the traveller fits on top of the suitcase with the shoulder strap slung around the suitcase handle, which would be an easy way to roll it through the airport. Read More
"The traveller was so awesome to have rather than the big, bulky – not-to-mention heavy – old playpen that we have. I was able to set up the frame of the light-weight phil & teds’ cot in mere minutes. I struggled a little attaching the self-expanding thermally insulating mattress to the four hooks along the bottom, but I definitely appreciate the safety factor of the hooks. The traveller also comes with a non-toxic Oeko-tex fitted sheet that feels like a 600-thread count sheet – so soft!"
"I’m so grateful to have had the phil & teds traveller and lobster for my travel adventures with my two daughters recently. I stressed myself out enough thinking about all the what-ifs and all the items that I’ll have to take to the airport (car seats, stroller, playpen, suitcases, etc. and oh – I also had my cat to take too!) that having such compact, reliable and safe baby travel gear was such a relief!"
There is one design modifications that I *really* liked: The mattress no longer goes into a pocket – it simply sit on top of the base. One of my issues with the previous model was that I didn’t like the way that your child slept directly on the canvas base. The mattress in the new model now comes with a cotton cover so that your bubba has something a bit nicer to sleep on. Yah! Read more
"Another photo of the fabulous P&T adult hangover capsule. After traveling the world with her very own house, bubs now has grown very attached to her travel crib. We've put her wahakura in there and now it's become a kind of baby bolt-hole. It even goes across the road to Nana's when the parents have decided to take back the night for themselves. We're now using the iron heart method of enforced sleep patterns so it's nice to know that when she says "I'm not ready for bed - even though I'm rubbing my eyes and screaming hysterically", we can simply put her in the phil&teds padded cell, close the door, and a mere glass of shiraz later, we'll find her asleep in the position of her choice.
Most animal babies know when to go to sleep, they just feel tired and curl up and go to sleep with little fuss. Look at puppies or kittens. Even f*****g tarantula babies know when to lie down and chill out. You don't see a baby tiger saying "I'm exhausted but don't have any concept of shutting up and going to sleep so I'll just stand here and scream!" You never see a baby foal, rubbing it's little red eyes, yelling "What the hell is happening to me?? I hate you guys but I also just want to hang out with you, but then again I just want to be alone, and I'm hungry but kind of not really so I'll just keep screaming until the thing I want (whatever that is) happens!!!" Just after they're born, in the middle of the night, baby turtles walk down the beach, the equivalent of about a mile for their little legs, get in an ocean which is full of things that eat turtles, and don't come home for a year. They do this ON THE DAY THEY ARE BORN. And without even meeting their parents. Human babies have a lot to learn from turtle babies. So a message to you little humans, we love you and you're damn cute, but until you can leave home and live in the ocean for a whole year without someone changing your nappy or feeding you old people's food, you've got nothing to complain about, so just.... go. to. sleep."
"Like film gypsies, our family is always moving aournd, and with a 9 month old gypsy baby as part of our team we need equipment that is lightweight and hassle free. We had already checked out the other brands of travel cribs, but not even the Swedes were able to offer something that was super-light, had top and side openings, and packed down to the size of a sausage dog. We love the Phil & Ted travel crib, and so does the bub...it is small enough to become part of the furniture and large enough for bub to have fun in. Moving from apartments to houses to hotels, it's nice to know she has a safe, familiar space she can call her own. Like all babies, she is obsessed with electrical sockets, cables, glass, plastic bags, and flick-knives, so it's awesome to know we can put her in a safe and comfy little baby-jail when we have to concentrate on something else."
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