A couple of months ago I was sent the Joie Kubbie Sleep to review as part of Emma’s Diary Parent Panel. If you haven’t heard of the Kubbie, it’s a bedside travel cot, I have used it on various nights away to provide you with a detailed honest review.
In my opinion the main feature is that it’s easy to carry and pops up and down in no time at all, it’s clear why Joie refer to it as a ‘handy travel mate’. Im not the strongest person and I managed to carry it up and down stairs on my own with ease. It also folds compactly into a tidy travel bag, perfect for travelling and when storing it away.
The first time I used it was when we travelled down south for the baby show in London, I must admit my husband set it up and I played no part, therefore I couldn’t tell you if it was easy to assemble but it looked like it was a breeze for him. We placed the cot next to the bed and lowered the side panel for side by side sleeping. I had the important job of putting on the cot sheet and getting Myles to sleep. I was a little worried he might not sleep as well as he normally does as this was a new environment for him and a strange place. However, my reservations were short lived as he slept all night from 9pm-7am, parenting win!
I recently attended a Mum and Baby Retreat ‘Breathe With Baby’ and I took the Kubbie with me. I’m not the most technical person and I didn’t read the instructions (I never learn) but the cot was up in no time at all. I literally clipped all the sides together to join, pushed the central part down, put the connecting bars under the mattress and placed it in the cot. I wish I had timed myself, it took me no longer than 1-2 minutes to set it up, I was slightly smug I’d managed to do it without the help of google.
Myles slept in it for two nights and looked so cosy, his sleep was a bit disturbed but this was down to teething and the fact he had a two hour danger nap in the day. I was worried about taking it down but it came down without a fight or a swear word and I managed to fit it compactly back into the tidy travel bag so that was positive.
The key features of the Kubbie are that it is simple but stylish, it has a removal bassinet and mattress and it can double up as a playpen. Myles is a bit young to use it for playing but as he gets older I will definitely use this feature so he can play in a safe environment while I get some fun jobs done like folding the washing or ironing (just kidding I don’t iron!).
The Kubbie retails at £99.00 and includes a Carry bag, Mattress and Removable bassinet. It can be purchased directly from Joie or other various retailers. If you would like further information please click here.
*In order to be transparent the Kubbie was gifted in exchange for a authentic and honest review.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
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