Monday, 17 August 2015

NSAuk Deluxe Pop Up Travel Cot **REVIEW**

Before I had children a trip to the beach was a relaxing affair, I could pack up my towel and sun cream a good magazine/book and be on my way. Unfortunately since having children those day are very much behind me!

A trip to the beach means taking so many things people may mistake you as heading to the airport as you lug everything to the car but nope, just a trip to the beach with kids for the day!

My top priority when heading to the beach with kids is protection from the sun and whilst we always pack sun-cream and sun hats etc a sun shelter can be a perfect place for children to shelter from the sun when they want to and to keep cool during mid day.

We were recently sent the NSAuk Deluxe cot to try out, this travel cot is great as it is multi-functional, its not only a travel cot  but as it offers UV protection equivalent to UPF 25+ it also doubles up as a really useful sun tent and play tent. 

This came at a perfect time for us as it arrived just before we headed off on holiday to Dawlish and we had several beach days planned. I particularly liked the fact this travel cot features a self inflating mattress, which is not only time saving but space saving too! I felt the mattress (and mattress topper which is also included) made this more than just a "pop up tent" it really gave it that deluxe feel and something that could easily and comfortably be slept it. 



The NSAuk Deluxe travel cot banishes all of those fiddly poles which means it can be put up and down quickly and easily with a pop up function. It is small and lightweight enough to also fit in to hand luggage if you are planning on traveling, Everything fits inside the handy bag that it comes in including the mattress and mattress topper! The travel cot features a fine insect mesh to stop and bites or stings and has several different flaps that can be zipped up or down depending on what you are using it for.

As a family we loved the NSAuk Deluxe pop up travel cot! It did everything we needed and more. The mattress topper was thick and ever so soft and even though we haven't used it yet as a travel cot I certainly wouldn't hesitate to use it when the opportunity arises. As a sun tent it was great, it popped up in seconds and provided a cool shaded area for the kids to sit, we used it for both James and Evelyn to sit inside whilst they had lunch on the beach and they both loved it. Putting the tent down was a little more difficult (my first attempt looked more like i was wrestling it to death than putting it down), but after a better look at the instructions and a few practices it was really simple and can be done in under 1 minute.


My only niggles with it were that the ground fixing pegs provided with the tent weren't long enough to use on the beach but the tent was sturdy enough and when not in use I just popped my bag inside to ensure it stayed in place. My only other worry is how easy it would be to access baby when using it as a travel cot as there are quite a few zips and as the travel cot sits on the floor its low down to reach baby. However we haven't tried it this way yet so these are just observations.

The NSAuk Deluxe travel cot is priced at £79.99 and is available to purchase from the Safetots website here - www.safetots.co.uk.

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* I was not paid for this review. All opinions given are my own.
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16 comments:

  1. This looks ideal for taking a baby to the beach. I bet it makes travelling easier too as you wont need to pack a travel cot.

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  2. Ohhh this looks awesome. I swear they didnt have things like this when my kids were little (I feel so old saying that, haha). Seriously very good idea and great post! xx

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  3. I have been looking for something exactly like this as we go away on a beach holiday in a few weeks, what a helpful review. The fact it also doubles up as a travel cot is perfect, yes its low but aren't all travel cots anyway?

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  4. Wow how cool is this product! I've never seen one like this before. It looks really sturdy & well made. Could you leave it unziped at night? x

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  5. This is great, I think we need one for Taylor's first beach trip. Xx

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  6. We reviewed this earlier this year and it was brilliant! We forgot to take it when we went on holiday but have used it in the garden plenty of times! We just can't ever seem to get it back in the bag though.

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  7. This really is ideal for the beach! It will keep all the bugs and flys at bay while little ones enjoy lunch :) xx

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  8. Wicked product idea. Looks like a fun little tent for the kids, little do they know it's for their protection! Xx

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  9. This looks absolutely fantadtic for many things. Even just for playing in at home. X

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  10. That looks amazing, great protection and such a novelty for the kids too. Love it!

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  11. That is the coolest thing ever, that would be so handy for holidays with so many uses, I love the inflatable mattress part too, I wonder would i be too big for it if we got it ourselves...!!

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  12. Oooh, that looks so handy, and it's just perfect for the beach! My big beach revelation; I used to eat sand.This definitely would have deterred me :P x
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  13. This looks fantastic and I wish I'd seen your review sooner so I could have got one for Ozzy before we go on hol. I don't think we'll gt one here in time now :(

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  14. This looks like so much fun for the children. Great review.

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  15. This looks like it would keep my toddler's attention MUCH longer than our current baby jail - and so much more portable! Brilliant idea, looks like great fun and really convenient. Fab review x

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  16. It looks so compact and ideal for the beach and id say it would also be be great for camping as a travel cot the space you'd save compared to conventional travel cots. Id say this is prob a gadget that would be worth while if you travel with the kids alot or a few trips organised, like you say in your review the only thing that gets me is that its low on the floor. Brill review x

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