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Last updated: 16 July 2021
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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, but we do have several cots to recommend.

Models that score 60% or higher have passed our key safety tests (generally those involving suffocation or head entrapment risks) and are also worth considering.

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Our test results will show you the portacots that:

  • pass important safety tests that look for mattress firmness and good airflow as per the Australian standard for folding cots, AS/NZS 2195:2010
  • are the lightest to carry
  • are the smallest when packed away
  • are easy to fold, unfold and pack away.

Our interactive comparison tool will help you find the portacots that come with a bassinet, a change table and wheels.

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    Whether the portacot passed the most important safety tests of the Australian Standard, AS/NZS 2195, such as having breathable mesh on all sides, and having no suffocation or strangulation hazards. Some models that pass the key tests still have some minor failures and therefore aren't fully recommended, but are still worth considering.

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