A necessity if you’re spending an extended time away from home. Take into consideration how often you’ll be using a travel cot and how much patience you have assembling one after that long car trip. Many have an adjustable height if your baby is under 6 months and include a bassinet/change station attachment. Some models are so lightweight they pop open with the flick of a wrist. Bring your baby’s favourite stuffed toy along to recreate their home bedding atmosphere.