ARTICLE by Natalie Brown

Comparing our top travel cots: Bugaboo, Babybjorn, Maxi-Cosi and Nuna

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We love that time of year where many of us are in holiday mode; the suitcases have been brought down, the flip flops are out and you’re counting down the days until your family getaway.

If your holiday plans involve a little one however, one of the travel essentials that’s likely on your list to have at the ready is a travel cot. Travel cots provide a much-needed sleep space for baby when you’re out the home or away from their crib. They’re typically super easy to fold, lightweight, compact but most importantly safe for little ones.

At Natural Baby Shower, you’ll find a great selection of travel cots from big named brands such as Bugaboo, Babybjorn, Maxi-Cosi and Nuna. Read on to discover which one is right for you…

Bugaboo Stardust Travel Cot

For quality design

Bugaboo always pay attention to detail, whether that’s during the manufacturing process to within the finer finishes seen on the shelf. The Bugaboo Stardust is no different, with an easy 1 second fold, built in mattress and lightweight frame, it’s designed for ultimate convenience for nap times on the go. As well as being lightweight, this travel cot is also super compact and complete with a premium travel bag making it ideal for a multi-tasking parent with their hands full. 

You can open the travel cot easily in 1 second for nap time or playtime, and go back to tidying up the house, working, or enjoying the day, just as quickly as it unfolds. See the fold in action over on our Instagram!

Babybjorn Travel Cot Light

For maximum comfort

The Babybjorn Travel Cot Light is designed as a safe, comfortable resting space when you're sleeping away from home. Made from child-friendly materials, with a soft and comfortable mattress, it's a snug den for any sleeping little one to enjoy. The mesh fabric sides allow for full ventilation and visibility so you can keep an eye on them while they're asleep. Designed for newborn up to 3 years old, this travel cot can accommodate a little one until they're able to climb.

Plus, this travel cot is also super easy to fold, with no loose parts or complicated elements, you can set up in seconds and put down just as easy again. 

Maxi-Cosi Iris Travel Cot

For lightweight travel

Maxi-Cosi's latest addition to their cot portfolio is the Maxi-Cosi Iris travel cot. At just 5.4kg, this is one of the lightest travel cots on the market, perfect if you're planning on packing light! Despite being so lightweight, Maxi-Cosi haven't cut any corners when it comes to the premium and luxurious fabrics used in this travel cot. With top quality materials, follows ultimate convenience with a super easy to fold mechanism which collapses in just a few swift motions.

Better yet, this travel cot offers multi-height positioning with the mattress, so you can set it to the preferred level depending on the age of your little one and to prevent back strain.

Nuna SENA Aire Travel Cot

For maximum breathability

The Nuna SENA Aire has been a firm favourite of parents for a long time. Offering all and more that you'd find in a permanent cot at home, the Nuna SENA Aire travel cot boasts a myriad of features that are sure to wow in the travel essentials department.

In this travel cot, you'll find a robust aluminium frame, skid proof feet, padded edges, water resistant fabrics and most importantly, 360 ventilation. The Nuna SENA Aire's main fabric is mesh, meaning that this travel cot offers optimal breathability so your little one can sleep comfortably all day and night.

 Specifications comparison


Bugaboo Stardust

Babybjorn Light

Maxi-Cosi Iris

Nuna SENA Aire

RRP (£)





Weight (kg)





Dimensions (cm)

L64 x W98 x H85


L112 x W82 x H64

L115 x W57 x x H69

L105.6 x W77 x H74.5

Folded dimensions (cm)

L65 x W14 x H85

L60 x W49 x H14

L57 x W15 x H54

L34 x W28 x H86

Age suitability

From birth – 2yrs

From birth – 3yrs

From birth – 3yrs

From birth – 3yrs

Machine washable

Yes (30c)

Yes (40c)

Yes (30c)

Outer fabrics spot cleaned only


As you can see, each travel cot has its own shining features that will suit the right family. If it's an all round, budget friendly option you're looking for the Maxi-Cosi Iris is a great option. On the other hand, if you're travelling somewhere hot and want maximum ventilation for your baby, the Nuna SENA Aire will be worth the extra pennies.

We also love the amazing design of Bugaboo's Stardust travel cot which folds and unfolds in just seconds. A real game changer for parents who want to spend the most amount of time enjoying themselves on their holiday.  Lastly, the Babybjorn Travel Light cot is ideal for any traveler who wants the best of both worlds; a reasonably lightweight, compact travel cot that's easy to put up and comfortable for baby to sleep in. 

Want to know more?

Our team of nursery specialists are on hand to answer your calls, either via one-way video call, booked appointments or via our chat. We'll make sure to help you decide which travel cot is best for you and your family and offer helpful tips and advice for safe sleep when using a travel cot too.

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