One day I'm going to write my 'Top 10 Essential Baby Items' list and a travel cot will be one of the things listed on it.
Unless you're planning to stay at home with your baby every single night until they're old enough to sleep in a proper bed, you're going to need a travel cot.
Travel cots make going away on holiday so much easier - trust me, you REALLY don't want to rely on cots provided by some sleeping establishments! - and it also means your baby can stay away from home without you...like at their grandparent's house overnight.
My mum was always more than happy to babysit as long as the kids went and stayed with her; I was MORE than happy with that too and my travel cots got a lot of use as a result.
They can be a little pricey though and it’s easy to get sucked into the little extra bits and pieces that manufacturers will have you believe are essential; you don’t NEED the hanging toys or the 'plays 10 popular nursery rhymes' and flashing lights feature; honestly, you don’t.
This is why I really like this Hauck travel cot - it's nice and simple, does everything you need it to do and nothing else. As a result, the price is a sensible one that won't break the bank.
It’s suitable from birth until 14kgs, all folds down and comes in its own carry bag, the sides are mesh so you can see through to the inside and your baby can see through to the outside.
The published price on the Tesco website is £26.95, to bring it down to £20.21 just enter code - TD-HGNM - to your basket at the checkout and arrange for free collection in-store to avoid OTT home delivery charges.
Thanks to andywedge at HUKD