Graco Pack ‘n’ Play

Thank you to Graco for sending us their lovely bright Pack ‘n’ Play Travel Cot. Simple, foldable, basic yet practical.

***new style now available***

While our little one isn’t here yet, we received this and were very excited to get the box open and see what it was all about. Especially Beard – he likes new things.

Surprisingly the item is very light. We were expecting something a lot weightier and a lot bigger and cumbersome. Contrary to expectations, it’s surprising how it folds down to a relatively small size considering it is a travel cot.

The instructions are easy to follow, and you literally pop this item up and secure it into position in a nanosecond. Precisely what you want when you are travelling.
The “mattress” itself is shockingly rock solid. Personally, I cannot imagine my baby sleeping on that. However, on the other hand, it is functional, but we will need to address that issue when it comes to bedtime as I can’t imagine it is the most comfortable with the limited amount of padding there is. That said, I may be wrong, only our baby can review!

The size is perfect, and the bright colours are something we would always go for – we are really pleased with this on the first inspection. We just need little man here to really put it through its paces.


Austyn is now two years old, and we have used this cot countless times! It’s utterly fabulous as it’s actually slightly larger than the standard pop up travel cots and this one doubles up as a playpen.
Many a sound and peaceful night have been spent snoozing in the cot when visiting family and friends, as well as when camping. We’ve tried quite a few travel cots, but this one is solid and sturdy, it doesn’t creak when he’s moving and the padding, despite my earlier reservations is actually more than suitable.


The best thing? How easy it is to compact. We recently stayed in a Travelodge, and my goodness the travel cot provided was cumbersome and awkward to put together and was the noisiest thing we had ever put Austyn into. Needless to say, we didn’t get much sleep so if you want a high-quality, sturdy travel cot, you should definitely take a look at the Graco range.

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