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Travelling with a baby seems to require a lot of equipment, and the most important thing (if you want a good nights sleep) seems to be a travel cot. The Graco travel cot is woefully overlooked in product testings, but the price was low enough for me to gamble on purchasing it.
To errect the travel cot, the sides merely need to be pulled up and snapped into place. My cot seemed to pull itself up the moment I removed it from the box. Once the base is pushed down and locked, the mattress is pushed down, and secured with velcro straps. I found it tricky to get the straps through the holes to attach them to the underside of the bed.
The mattress seems comfortable enough for baby, but I did cover it with a sheet.
This travel cot is actually more spacious than my actual wooden cot, and is very wide. It is suitable for use as a playpen, and can allow a smaller baby to crawl up and down it with ease.
Putting the cot down requires some practice - the base needs to be pulled right up before the sides will be clicked down. I had to leave it upright for the first week whilst I kept fiddling with it to desemble it. So if you do buy one to go on holiday, practice with it first.
The Graco travel cot comes in more attractive colours than that shown with the review, and looks quite smart. The cot is sturdy when up.
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any occasion or any journey. The Unique Graffix Contour is specifically designed for travel and storage as well as a comfortable night sleep. Packed full of clever ideas and innovative storage options the Graffix allows parents to travel with minimum luggage. The Contour Storage is suitable from birth using the Raised Bassinet platform so your baby feels close and not left alone in a deep cot. The Contours Bassinet can be used up until the child can sit upright unaided, once they can you easily remove the Bassinet platform and use the standard cot configuration. The Bassinet Mattress will also help your child to feel closer as you can place it next to your bed and it can vibrate on a simple timer to soothe your baby to sleep meaning you don't have to waste time physically rocking the whole cot. With its Unique construction Graco have built the Contour with seven legs for extra stability as well as a wide base of 75cm to make sure your child can't tip or rock the cot. If you did want to move the Contour Electra it comes pre fitted with two wheels so you can easily roll it around the room to get the perfect placement. The Graco Travel Cot also has an integrated changing table and storage units that will hold anything from nappies to clothes, this allows less space to be taken up by suitcases. The Graco Contour is constructed with a unique Umbrella style fold making it easy to pack up and fold down whenever it is needed. The four sides to the Contour Electra have been constructed out of a mesh material so your child doesn't feel isolated; the sides also allow fresh air to flow through the cot ensuring a restful night's sleep. Features: Suitable From birth to
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