The SpaceCot was sent for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
When it comes to baby stuff, I think Olivia is pretty much kitted out with everything she needs. However the one thing we still needed to get was a travel cot. – and the SpaceCot is exactly that. We don’t tend to travel too much but it is always something handy to have and with some events in the pipeline, one will be needed when she goes to her grandparents for the evening – after all, we can’t expect them to hold her if she’s tired! When offered the chance to review a SpaceCot, I just had to say yes.
Designed using space technology to make it light to carry and simple to use, SpaceCot is everything you could want from a travel cot. Weighing in at just 6 kilograms and coming with a carry case too, it is easy to just pop in the boot and head off to wherever you are going. The cot itself opens and closes in under 3 seconds without you needing to bend down. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the fact that it was lightweight and so easy and quick to put up that it would flimsy but you’d be wrong – it is sturdy, strong and safe and comes with a super comfortable mattress too. The travel cot Jack had, whilst it was fit for purpose, had a mattress that was nowhere near as good or as comfortable as the one provided with the SpaceCot – this mattress is a Zero-G mattress and is up to 10mm thicker than other travel cot mattresses.
A great feature of the SpaceCot is the two detachable levels. Suitable from birth to three years of age, it grows with your baby. You have a detachable top level which you can use as a crib for a younger child with the mattress or you can remove that and use the lower level for an older child. Olivia is now just slightly too big for the upper level as it is for babies under 6 months old but it is a great feature and I’d be happy to lend this to friends with younger babies should they need to travel.
Olivia has been having her naps in the SpaceCot during the day at home to test it out over the last few weeks and I think she actually prefers the SpaceCot to her own cot – she’d probably love to sleep in it at night too! She loves to just chill out in it too – she’s quite content to sit and play with some toys, using it as a playpen, if I need to get a piece of urgent work done. There is plenty of room for Olivia whether she wants to sleep or play and I am safe in the knowledge that she is comfortable and secure in the cot itself.
The cot is made from removable and washable eco friendly fabric – great when you think of all the stains and stuff a child will put it through – and the mattress provided is foldable for easy storage. With patented safety locks, you can guarantee that only Mum or Dad can open them and the instructions given help you to put the cot up with total ease.
You may think that given all its specifications that the SpaceCot isn’t full size but it is – outside dimensions folded are 810mm in height, 580mm in length and 140mm in width. Unfolded is 810mm in height, 970mm in length and 580mm in width. The mattress itself is 950 x 500 x 40mm if you were wondering.
Available in three colours – biscuit, silver and midnight grey (this colour is exclusive to John Lewis), the SpaceCot is available to purchase from a variety of stores including Hippychick, JoJo Maman Bébé, John Lewis, Mothercare, Toys R Us and Tesco Direct among others. You can also purchase one from a number of independent stores. The Spacecot retails at £140 which I think is a great price considering all of its great features. It is quick to put up and put down and has the fantastic crib feature so that you can use it from birth. I’ll definitely be recommending this to all of my friends who have babies – although I may be a little reluctant to lend them mine. This will be so handy over the next few months as we plan to take some trips within the UK – easy to store at home and in the boot of a car, you just can’t go wrong.