I bought this for my grandson just as he needed it dropped down to the bottom level but what an excellent idea to have the 2 levels in a travel cot. I haven't used the changing station on this grandchild but I am sure it must be a wonderful addition when changing nappies through the night. A very sturdy cot, not light but very easy to move around the room due to the wheels. I have bought the fold up mattress to go with it as I use the cot on a regular basis but the mattress that comes with it would be fine for occasional use. It is good enough to use as a permanent cot, so no worries about using it as a travel cot. It is easy to put up and down but as I don't do it very often, I keep the instructions to know which bit clicks first. Highly recommended.