If you need a travel cot but can't fit the regular bulky ones in the car then the Koo-do Pop Up range of Travel Cots and Basinettes are a brilliant solution. As the name suggests they fold down flat and can just be popped up when you need them, so they are extremely compact and lightweight.
At the moment the cheapest place to buy them is Tesco Direct, with the added bonus of £20 off when you spend £100 on Baby, and you can use the Clubcard Boost on them as well.
The Basinettes are the smaller size, and are suitable from birth to when baby can sit unaided, so maybe 6 months of age or so, and they are £25.30. The Sun and Sleep has the added feature of a black out blind and blocks a lot of the UVA and UVB rays, and costs £35.
If your child is older then the Bubble Travel Cot is suitable from 6 to 18 months, and can also be used as a play tent when they outgrow it, and these cost £46.57, with the Sun and Sleep version the same price as the regular ones.
All of these Pop-Up Travel Cots and Basinettes come with their own mattress, mosquito net and compact travel bag. There are three colours to choose from - lemon and lime, cafe creme, and polka dots.
Reviews on all of these are great, with people commenting on how lightweight they are, how small they fold down and the ease of popping them up and down.
If you order from Tesco then you can use the free click and collect service, or home delivery will cost from £3. If you have other things to buy for baby or toddler then remember that Tesco voucher for £20 off when you spend £100or more.