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#1 minidiamond

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:57 AM

I am considering a light weight Phil and teds traveller cot, can anyone share their experience ?

DS is 3.5 months but on the 90th percentile for length

I'm about to move him out of his bassinet at home as he's outgrown it but not ready to move him out of our room (don't want to have to assemble and reassemble his cot between our room and his) - would a P&Ts work as a temporary measure til say Xmas ?

We go on holidays overseas (USA) then, which I'd take the traveller on - then move to his own room after we return

After that, P&TS would be used at grandparents or for visiting friends etc

Would all that make it worthwhile ? And what age could we feasibly use it to ?


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Edited by Liltuss, 12 November 2012 - 05:59 AM.

#2 minidiamond

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

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#3 Jersey Caramel

Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

I have a P&T portacot which I bought 2nd hand. It did have a bit of damage to one leg, so it is a bit trickier to assemble/de-assemble than it's supposed to be, but I do still love it. It is an older model, and I think the newer models look even better. They are so light and small, I think it's really the only type of portacot I would realistically take overseas. They take a bit longer to set up than a traditional portacot though (at least my dodgy one does!).

The only downside to using the P&T as a cot at home is that being so low (ie baby is on the ground) it can be hard on your back getting baby in and out, patting/settling etc or lowering in after rocking to sleep. I think it would be really handy though if he's used to his portacot before you go overseas, it would be nice and familiar for him.

My 4.5 year old can still squeeze himself into the P&T, but he's only a 50th percentile kid. I'd say you'd definitely get to over 2yo, at which stage they're often fine to go into a bed or sleep on a mattress on the floor when visiting/on holidays. You could check the curve on the growth chart for height and compare to the measurement of the cot?

#4 minidiamond

Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Thanks JC !
In theory, should they have the room to be roll themselves over in the cot once they get to that stage of development ? I'm not sure whether I should get some of those wedge things as well ?

#5 BB1511

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

We have one as our porta cot and have used in on and off since DS was 2 months and he is now 2. As PP said it is pretty low to the ground and it wasn't the easiest for settling a younger baby but since DS settles himself it is great. Definitely good for traveling as it is light and easy to assemble.

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