+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,246
    Thanks
    526
    Thanked
    1,102
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger

    Default Recommend me a portacot

    My old portacot got the axe (literally) during our camping trip on the weekend. It was second hand from a friend that had used if for her three boys, so I'm not terribly sorry to see it go.

    We do a fair bit of camping and travel, so it needs to be light, but most importantly easy to assemble (I loathe those stupid side locks, I can never get them up or down).

    Hit me with your ideas.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    67
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I use a kinderkot when travelling. It's very light. It's really easy to assemble - the trick is to pack it up afterward.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to abibelsmum For This Useful Post:

    DJ Nette  (20-07-2014)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    28
    Reviews
    0
    I'm pregnant with my first (due early Dec) but had also been looking for a lightweight, portable and easy to use portacot. The best one I've come across (only from a theory point of view of course) is the Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light I was lucky to pick one up at a great price at the Baby Expo.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to ozteric For This Useful Post:

    DJ Nette  (20-07-2014)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,914
    Thanks
    364
    Thanked
    1,502
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Phil and Teds traveller is what we have, it's VERY light and compact. I won't lie, it's a bit of a b*tch to put up the first time you do it, but with a bit of practice becomes much easier.

    My DD sleeps really well in it.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to GM01 For This Useful Post:

    DJ Nette  (20-07-2014)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    815
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    738
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    LOVE my baby bjorn!

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RedCreamingSoda For This Useful Post:

    DJ Nette  (20-07-2014),misho  (20-07-2014)

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Brisbane North
    Posts
    4,461
    Thanks
    1,581
    Thanked
    1,803
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Phil & Teds for sure. I looked at the baby bjorn and it didn't look as big.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to GlitterFarts For This Useful Post:

    DJ Nette  (20-07-2014)

  12. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,265
    Thanks
    676
    Thanked
    904
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    LOVE my baby bjorn!
    Baby Bjorn.

    Very light, easy to assemble.

    Downside is that it costs a fair bit do you need to use it lots to get your money's worth.

    In saying that though I have no regrets about getting mine, it's awesome and all my kids have loved it.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to misho For This Useful Post:

    DJ Nette  (20-07-2014)

  14. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    1,868
    Thanks
    3,216
    Thanked
    1,513
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Another vote for Phil and Teds, it's very lightweight and DD has always slept well in it. The bonus is that it zips up keeping out bugs and also is a bit darker. Sometimes we will drape something over the top for some extra shade, crucial when camping in daylight savings time!

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to MsViking For This Useful Post:

    DJ Nette  (20-07-2014)

  16. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,246
    Thanks
    526
    Thanked
    1,102
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger
    Thanks everyone. The pictures on google make the Phill & Ted and the Baby Bjorn look similar, so why the price difference?

  17. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,371
    Thanks
    1,580
    Thanked
    2,600
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    You're paying for the brand!

    I love the Phil and Ted too

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to ExcuseMyFrench For This Useful Post:

    DJ Nette  (21-07-2014)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Recommend me a dog breed
    By nudge88 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 07-05-2014, 21:08
  2. Recommend me a cup
    By loodle in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-03-2014, 20:24
  3. Can you recommend me a Portacot?
    By MissFaery in forum Product Recommendations & Questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-08-2013, 19:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, IVF Specialist
Dr Terry Sheahan - Brisbane Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, IVF Specialist
Dr Terry Sheahan is a highly respected Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist on Brisbane's Northside. To book an appointment or for information about his Affordable Low-Gaps Obstetrics please call his rooms on (07) 3353 3100
featured supporter
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and post natal services as well as physiotherapy and Pilates. All clinics offer child minding services so bubs are always welcome!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!