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Have bed , will travel .

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04.08.2002

Advantages:
Collapsable , double as playpen , sturdy

Disadvantages:
Are you kidding  !

Recommendable Yes:

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Ease of cleaning

Value for Money

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Little Tykes Pack 'n' Play travel cot.
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Why , from where and how much ?
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Cerys , our Grand-daughter is now five months old , and a few months ago became too big to use her moses basket when sleeping over .

Wanting to continue with the babysitting sleep-over it was decided to purchase a cot , however space is a premium , and having a cot erected full time was not an option . Erecting and dismantling a cot for every sleep-over is also inpractical . Therefore the only other option was a travel cot .

There are many such devices on the market , and dependent on manufacturer , the prices vary quite considerably .

The wife and I shopped around , and eventually opted for the Little Tykes ' Pack 'n' Play ' travel cot , available at Mothercare at around £40.00 .

So what do you get for your money ?
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Open the outer box ( a rather dull effort , with just cot name , model and manufacturer ) , and out pops four items :

1) Instruction sheet - in plain English , and essential to read .

2) Collapsed travel cot .

3) Cot mattress

4) Storage bag.

The Cot :
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Two tone blue with yellow piped edges , that are matched in colour by the feet and top four corner posts . Three sides of the cot are of blue nylon mesh construction , the remainder is of blue nylon contruction . The mattress colour co-ordinates with the blue in the cot , and is basically four sections joined into one to allow folding .

Setting up :
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This is where reading the instructions comes in , as at your first attempt you simply cannot erect the cot , even though it looks so simple. .

Basically you have to part open the cot , which allows for the side rods to clip into place . Each side has two internal rods that lock into a catch . Once these have locked , you simply push down on the centre of the cot , and there you have it one erected cot . All you have to then do is place in your mattress and make up the cot .

To collapse , remove the mattress , pull from the centre of the cot to patially collapse , then unlock the rods via a press of some release buttons , then finally pull it all together .

Once done , you can do this operation in a few seconds flat .

When storing , fold the mattress into a square shape , place into storage bag , and place cot within mattress inner space , then zip it up .

Sizes :
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Erect : - a respectable 32" tall , 30" wide and 40" long .

Collapsed :- 32" tall , 10" * 10" square .

Other uses :
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As well as travel cot , this item can also be used as a play pen - therefore double value .

Value for money ?
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A definite 10 / 10 . This item is a godsend , being compact , collapsable , stylish , a reputable brand name , and at an affordable price . Furthermore our grand-daughter loves sleeping in it , thereofre it must also be fairly comfortable . Worth looking at if your thinking of buying one .

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dibalmond 06.08.2002 21:33

We used something similar when my daughter was younger. I used to leave it up and throw all the toys in it at the end of the day, not with my daughter still in it I hasten to add...lol...di ;o)

SueMagee 05.08.2002 08:41

You might just have solved a problem for me. Thank you. Sue :)

water-witch 05.08.2002 03:07

This might be worth having for my granddaughter who lives with me. We don't have room for a cot and she has outgrown her Moses basket. Nice op. Thanks! Kim :-)

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Product details

Long Name Pack 'n' Play Travel Cot
Type Nursery Bedding
Genre Baby Travel Cot
Manufacturer Little Tykes

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