Review: Graco Nimble Nook travel cot

Graco Nimble Nook travel cot

A travel cot is an essential item if you ever plan on holidaying with your baby, or staying with friends and family. It’s worth getting your baby used to it before you need them to sleep in it overnight – some babies can be a little bit fussy about their bed!

We were recently sent the Graco Nimble Nook. 

Graco Nimble Nook travel cot

It comes in a surprisingly small package, and is fairly lightweight too – I could easily carry it up and downstairs. There is a carry handle and a storage bag to keep everything together when not in use. To unfold the cot, you simply pull all the sides upwards and outwards until they click into place, then unfold the mattress into the base. In this configuration the Nimble Nook is perfect as a sleeping area or playpen for older babies and toddlers. It is spacious but compact enough that it doesn’t take up the whole room. There is enough space for a little one to sit comfortably with a few toys while you cook dinner or grab a quick shower.

The Graco Nimble Nook also comes with a bassinet feature. The bassinet material clips around the edges of the cot, and you then place the mattress into the base and tuck into the pockets on the side – this provides a padded sleeping area for smaller babies. There is a vibration feature too – this has been really handy for us as Eliza has a vibrate function on her bouncy chair and is often soothed this way.

Graco Nimble Nook travel cot

As well as this, the Nimble Nook has a toy bar – similar to a cot mobile – that can keep little ones entertained and give them something to look at. Eliza has loved looking at the stars hanging above her head.

Graco Nimble Nook travel cot

Graco Nimble Nook travel cot

I like the fact that the bassinet section makes it easier to reach in and pick Eliza up, and doubles as a great changing area if there is nowhere else for nappy changes. The mesh sides mean that I can see her if I am lying in bed beside her. The cot has integrated wheels, so I can easily move the cot from room to room if needed – this is especially handy if using it as a playpen. We actually popped Max in there last week while Daddy cut the grass – it meant he could watch without getting in the way!

In the past I have had some travel cots that have been a nightmare to fold, and taken 2 people and a degree in maths. The Graco Nimble Nook is really easy, which is a relief! You simply press the grey buttons on the sides and ends of the cot which collapses the side bars. You then pull the red strap in the cot base and it all folds in on itself. The mattress wraps around the folded cot and has velcro to secure it in place. You can then pop the whole lot into the travel bag and away you go.

I really like this travel cot. It is a lot more compact than some, and so takes up less space – something which is important if you are camping or staying in a hotel room. The vibrating bassinet and toy bar make it easier to soothe small babies, and the fold is simple, making travelling a whole lot easier.




  1. August 4, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    A travel cot that has a soothing vibration sounds like a winner to me! #triedtested

  2. August 4, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    This looks fab! I love the bassinet feature and the vibrate. Our travel cot was a total beast and a nightmare to put up and take down. I would love one of these. #triedandtested

  3. August 4, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    This looks like a fantastic travel cot, I love that it has the vibrate feature.
    Great that it sounds easy to put up, I know a lot of them can be hard work!
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  4. August 4, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    Now to choose a lovely place to travel!

  5. Emma's Mamma
    August 4, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Wow that’s a lot more high tech than our bog standard travel cot. It sounds great 🙂 #TriedTested

  6. August 4, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    How fantastic, I didn’t know there were fancy travel cots, with extra features. Totally love this one and will remember to recommend to friends with babies, my little man is too big for this now but it would have been awesome if I had known about this.
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  7. August 4, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Fab review! This is so much better than the travel cot we have #triedandtested

  8. August 4, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    That’s great that it comes with the option to vibrate. Our one was a cheap and cheerful Asda travel cot, it was ok not as nice looking as this one! (it weighed a ton too!) #triedtested
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  9. August 4, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    I like the sound of the vibration, what a fab feature! The travel cots we had for the kids were terrible, heavy, hard to put up and take down and really not great for travelling!x

  10. August 4, 2015 / 11:10 pm

    Love the sound of the vibration feature and bassinet. We started off with one of those pop-up travel cots, but once he got a bit bigger, son1 was able to roll it over with himself inside. So then we bought a Graco, but it was much bulkier than this #triedtested
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  11. August 4, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    We have a Graco travel cot we bought for our eldest 8 years ago and it is still going strong so I would highly recommend them! This looks great as it looks a little smaller so as you say perfect for camping.
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  12. August 8, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Wow love how snug she looks! We always used a regular travel cot when our two were little but they are SO BIG for young babies. That vibration feature looks amazing!
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