The Red Kite Sleeptight lightweight Baby Travel Cot is a 2015 Gold Award winner and one of the most reviewed Baby travel cots on Amazon and eBay. It is a light and sturdy cot that can be used from birth till up to your baby weighs about 15 kg. Its easy to assemble and put down, also comes with a carry case.
How much space does it take up?
The Red Kite travel cot is slightly smaller than the Infantastic travel cot bed. This cot is 103 cm long, 73 cm wide and around 76 cm in height. It folds up quite easily as it is assembled. When folded up its around 103cm in length and so cm in width. So it folds up quite well and does not take up too much of space for storage.
What features does it come with?
This is a very basic travel cot, which is quite comfortable for your baby when in use. It does not come with much features, besides that the top rail’s are fully padded, which protects your baby from hurting themselves with sharp edges. It also comes with a fully padded mattress, however some parents have found the mattress to be too thin. The side panels are netted, which is great for ventilation for the baby as well as helps being able to keep an eye on the baby, incase the view from the top is blocked if you’re a bit away from the cot.
Though the instruction manual or descriptions of the cot don’t mention it, this portable travel cot could also be used as a playpen, which is quite handy.
Is it safe?
Once assembled, people have found the cot to be quite steady. Also having a low base it makes sure that even if your baby is standing leaning against the edge of the cot, it does not topple over. The sides are netted which allows for more light and ventilation for the baby. The top of the rails, are well padded and all mental parts are covered and away from the babies reach.
The cot weighs only 8 kg which, is quite light, considering it needs to be used as a travel cot as well. It also comes with a carrying bag with handles and tucks away nicely in the corner of the car while travelling or at home. According to the folks who have used it a lot of them have found it easy to assemble and to fold up and put away when not in use.
Is it a great buy?
If you are looking for a light, steady and reliable travel cot, then the Red Kite Sleeptight Travel Cot could be your answer. It is a basic travel cot that does the job. It is quite handy to have around even while at home. When you are not travelling, you could use this as a afternoon nap bed for your baby, in the living room. Would save you the trouble of running around from room to room.
A Gold Award winner, with close to 1000 reviews and in a very decent price range, the Red Kite Sleeptight lightweight Baby Travel Cot has all your basic needs you have from a portable cot bed covered. Its light and steady, comes with a mattress and has side railings well padded for the protection of your baby. It also converts into a nice playpen for your child. If you expect excellent value for your money, then this cot won’t disappoint you.