Review: Koodi Bubble Cot

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We recently went completely out of our comfort zones and spent a weekend camping in the Lake District. We love a UK holiday but usually sleep in a cosy home like caravan. One of the biggest issues for us before going was whether or not Elsie would settle and sleep (if you are a regular reader you will know it took us so long to persuade her to sleep in her cot rather than her co-sleeper. As 'Blogger of the Year' for Koodi, we were sent the Koodi Bubble Cot to take with us for her to sleep in.




I feel silly now as I seriously underestimated how big a tent would be and worried we wouldn't fit the Bubble Cot inside. As you can see, there was more than enough room. Now our next problem was getting her to sleep in it. The first night we turned it so that the side (which zips open) was against the opening to our 'room' so that she could see us and we could see or hear her. The first night was extremely cold which she didn't like at all and so she spent parts of the night sleeping in the Bubble Cot but crawled between there and sneaking in her Dad's sleeping bag with him. We also had a fair bit of crying all through the night as she was cold and teething. The second night was much better, we tired her out in the day so she would be tired at night but she actually fell asleep in her pushchair which also fitted in the tent so we left her there until she started to wake then quickly transferred her into the Bubble Cot with a bottle and she soon fell asleep and stayed there until morning. Hooray! 

The Bubble Cot is brilliant for these situations. Other travel cots we have used in the past have been large and bulky, have taken up lots of room both in the car or accommodation. I love how the side zips up and down, so can be used open or closed, whichever suits you. It is so easy to set up, we did it in the dark with just torches to help us and took just a few minutes to completely set up and even less to take down on the last day. It goes up with plastic poles similar to those in children's play tents to keep the sides secure. It comes in a handy bag to pack everything back into so you don't lose any parts and it can be easily stored between uses.

There is just one criticism I have for the Bubble Cot and that is that I feel it is a little too lightweight. With Elsie being at the climbing stage, when she did get upset she naturally tried to climb up the cot which tipped as it has no weight to it. It did give me a laugh as she didn't hurt herself or get upset but it sure did confuse her. I think it would be brilliant if there was a bit of weight to the bottom half of the cot to make it a bit more sturdy for climbers like Elsie. 

Overall, we love the Koodi Bubble Cot, a great travel cot and the only one I can think of that is suitable for camping! It is recommended for use between 6 months and 18 months so we will hopefully get a fair bit of use out of it for at least another 6 months.

Unfortunately I didn't get any cute photos of Elsie using the cot as it was so dark with only torchlight and once it was morning she was awake and had escaped before anyone else was up! Hopefully when we next go away I will manage to snap her in it and share over on Instagram.

The RRP of the Koodi Bubble Cot is £54.99 which isn't cheap, but totally worth it if you travel regularly and want your baby to have a comfortable, lightweight and portable cot to sleep in. 

The Koodi Bubble Cot is available to buy at koo-di.co.uk 


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24 comments

  1. This looks like a great option for a cot if you travel a lot - we had a regular travel cot and it was quite bulky to take with us x

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    1. Yes I used to hate taking travel cots away. They usually take up so much room in the car and take up the whole living room in a caravan so would be worse in a tent. This was so handy!

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  2. A great little cot for going camping! Shame about the lightweight but at the same time it is handy

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    1. Yeah to be honest it will only be a problem at that stage when they are first climbing and don't understand once they get over that it will be fine. Elsie is just a daredevil at the moment.

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  3. This is such good idea! We used to take our travel cot with us when we went camping when our son was a baby but it took up too much space.

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    1. Yes it is a great space saver. I was so pleasantly surprised at the size of it!

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  4. It looks and sounds great for camping but also a shame it is too lightweight to be stable x

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    1. Yes it is perfect for camping and I think Elsie is just at that awkward stage and she is climbing to explore everything. Once she gets over it I am sure it will be fine again! Lol

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  5. What a great little cot for camping. I will have to remember that if I ever decide to take any grandkiddies camping.

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    1. Yes it is really lovely and would be great for that.

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  6. I had something similar for when Sebby was small - they are fab aren't they

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  7. That's so cute - none of mine have slept in cots but I bet they still would have loved one like this for travelling!

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    1. aww we co slept with Zach and Elsie until they were 4/5 months but I found it was so cold camping that it was nice to have somewhere she could be wrapped up warm and our sleeping bags were too snug fitting to fit even a baby in so even if we were still co-sleeping I would have taken something for her to sleep in or I would have worried about her getting cold lol

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  8. Love this travel cot. We had a similar one when Max was little and we used to travel and see family lots.

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    1. I wish I knew about them when Gracie and Zach were smaller!

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  9. I love that you used this for travelling. What a great idea, and such a perfect size!

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    1. Yes it really is. I worried it would be too big to fit in the tent. Then when it was up I worried it would be too small for her but ended up being completely perfect.

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  10. This is such a clever idea, though I can see the weight issue being something of a worry!

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    1. I think it is an adventurous child that causes all my worry but it would be great if they see this and think about it for the future if they ever want to make improvements!

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  11. That looks handy! Would have been perfect for my girls when they were younger x

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    1. yes I think it is a shame I never found it 4 years ago!

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  12. Looks just prefect for camping!

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  13. This looks like a great product! I love how baby items are evolving all the time!

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