Review | SpaceCot


Travel cots are a funny thing aren’t they? We don’t use them all that often, but when we do, they need to be right – we need to know our little ones are comfortable enough to sleep in them when we are away, and safe too. 

But some travel cots can be a real pain in the backside. Bulky, heavy, and impossible to fold unless you have a physics degree. That is, unless you go for a SpaceCot. 


I was dubious about the claims at first – this is billed as the lightest full sized travel cot on the market, and one that can be opened and closed in 3 seconds. 3 SECONDS – REALLY? 

Inspired by the way that satellites unfurl above the Earth, SpaceCot is designed to literally ‘pop’ open with little to no effort on your part. At 6kg, it is definitely lighter than other travel cots we have tried, so we were keen to put the claims to the test and see if this could be the perfect travelling companion. 



Opening the SpaceCot really is as simple as it says – you just remove it from the travel bag, pull the two sides upwards and everything locks into place. It can be stored with the mattress attached, so as soon as you open it out it’s ready to use. The mattress is thick and padded, much more comfortable than some we have seen in travel cots, and perfectly adequate for overnight sleeping. The SpaceCot also comes with a detachable bassinet option for new babies, which simple clips over the sides and ends of the cot. 


Despite this cot being lightweight, it doesn’t skimp on size – it is plenty big enough for Eliza, who is almost 2. She can lie down comfortably, and has space to move around freely. The mesh sides allow air to circulate, helping to keep temperatures stable, and there is plenty of material padding over all the cot sides to prevent bumped arms and legs.



So what about the all important folding? I have to say – SpaceCot lives up to its claims. It really is possible to fold it in a matter of seconds. You simply press the red safety locks on the sides of the cot to release, and then push the 2 cot ends together. And that’s it. It folds flat within seconds, stays closed, and slides back into the travel bag with ease. The bassinet section can be slipped inside the folded SpaceCot and stored in the bag too. 

Because it folds to be flat, rather than the traditional rectangular shape of most folded travel cots, it actually takes up less space when travelling. It lies flat in the boot of the car, and is so narrow, allowing plenty of storage space for all the other items you need when travelling with children!



  1. April 4, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Lovely, would be perfect for travelling as well when going out for a holiday since it’s foldable. #triedtested

  2. April 4, 2017 / 9:49 am

    OMG I hated folding these things up! We used to have one for Nana’s house which we wedged up by a broom handle lol #triedtested

  3. April 4, 2017 / 10:23 am

    This looks fab. What a great cot and compact too. Fab x

  4. April 4, 2017 / 11:56 am

    This looks fantastic. Our travel cot was really bulky and I always had doubts about how comfortable the mattress was!


  5. April 4, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    We had a Hauck travel cot. They are the size of a cot. Sometimes I find the travel cots you get are quite short. This one looks good if my 2 year old fits into it. #triedtested
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  6. April 4, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    This looks fab! Our travel cot has the mattress separately and we have been known to leave the mattress behind! Eek!

  7. April 4, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    This one looks relatively simple and it’s a major bonus that it’s lightweight. Our travel cot days are a long way behind us but I can remember wrestling the thing together and never being quite confident the kids would have enough support from the mattress it was supplied with.

  8. April 4, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    I love the padded top. We are always on the look out for good cots for here #triedtested

  9. April 5, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    This looks like a great travel cot. We used to have no end of games trying to put ours down. I love the padding in it too, great travel cot for little ones

  10. April 6, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I like how padded the mattress looks. That’s my biggest problem with these things. They just seem so uncomfortable. #TriedTested

  11. April 6, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    It sounds completely genius – lots of the niggles I had with out travel cot seem to have been addressed with this one!
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  12. April 8, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    This looks like a great cot. You’re so right, we might not use a travel cot often, but when we do it needs to be good! #TriedTested

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