We bought this cot for a holiday to Spain and with a small addition from us it did its job very well. The best feature is the size it folds down to and its incredibly light weight. It is very easy to put up and fold away and when erected is surprisingly strong and stable for a structure made of fabric. The thing that could have let it down was the mattress, it should really be called 'thin pad' and is really not thick enough for a baby to sleep on comfortably. However, I bought some inch thick wadding for a couple of pounds from an upholsterer. I cut this to shape putting two layers under their mattress and this did the trick (it also compacts to almost nothing in a suitcase). Our baby slept very happily, and I think really has been one of our best buys.