A portable cot is a useful item for short trips with a baby or toddler. Unfortunately, we've found that the majority of portable cots have multiple safety failures, which means we can't recommend them.
But we understand that many people still need to buy one, so we advise looking for models that score 60% or higher, as these have passed our key safety tests – generally those involving suffocation or head entrapment.
See how we test portable cots for an explanation of our scores and results and read our buying guide to better understand how to choose the safest possible portable cot and how to minimise the risks when using one.
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