As a family we enjoy travelling around the country, staying in different hotels and seeing the sights. Ever since Olly was a little baby we have enjoyed travelling and this is something we’d love to continue to do now that Freddie has joined the family. However we do like our home comforts and I’m a big believer that if the children are comfortable then so will the parents. We’ve been reviewing the SleepSpace mobile travel cot from BabyHub and so far it’s been a success.
The SleepSpace mobile travel cot from BabyHub is intended as a multi-functional safe space for babies and young children. It’s a fully portable travel cot complete with its own padded mattress (67cm x 96cm) and carry bag, and weighs just 6kg. The SleepSpace can be used as a mobile cot when staying away from home or used in the home as a play-den or children’s play teepee.
We recently stayed in a hotel for a weekend away and having had previous experience of using grotty hotel travel cots with lumpy mattresses, I wanted to ensure we took our own and so we knew for certain what that Freddie would be safe and have somewhere to sleep for the night, giving us peace of mind and reassurance for a good nights sleep for us all.
The SleepSpace is really easy to put up (check out the video above for a walk through). Simply take it out of the bag, lift up the telescopic legs and fully open up the base pushing down the centre. The sides click easily into place and within a minute or two, the travel cot is up and ready to be used.
I’ve been really impressed with how sturdy the SleepSpace is. It will be good to see how it stands up to toddlers in years to come but obviously for now, with Freddie being so little we just needed to ensure it was comfortable enough for him to sleep throughout the night. The cot is intended for babies and small children up until 3 years old. I really like the padding on the top of the cot which will prevent little hands getting caught in the joints of the sides.
I love that one of the telescopic legs can be removed to gain easy access into the cot. I was concerned that I might not be able to bend over and pick Freddie up out of the cot due to the wider base but it was fine and I had no issues at all.
Another feature of the SleepSpace is that it has breathable sides so you can see in through each side of the cot keeping an eye on whats going on inside. There’s also a zipped side which can be opened to easily place a sleeping baby onto the mattress or for smaller children to climb in themselves. It’s worth noting too that the SleepSpace is the first travel cot that comes with its own mosquito net, ideal for when you’re travelling to warmer climates!
The SleepSpace can be bought in Pebble, Kiwi, Tangerine and Ruby colourways and from this month, is available to purchase from high-street leaders Mothercare. It’s also fantastic to note that for every SleepSpace sold, BabyHub will donate a janma (a clean birth kit) for women in the developing world. I love this idea of helping others who aren’t as fortunate as we are. Such a lovely idea.
We’ll be taking the SleepSpace with us on our next family break in a couple of weeks and we’re already looking forward to using it. Freddie slept incredibly well in it on his first night, sleeping from 11pm until 6am. I call that a huge result!
The SleepSpace can be purchased online direct from the BabyHub shop and retails at £149 and comes complete with cotton teepee cover and mosquito net.
You can find out more about the SleepSpace and buy your own at www.babyhubshop.com
Disclosure: This is a collaborative review. We were sent the product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words, images and video are my own.