We cosleep a lot of the time, but have always taken the portacot away with us as well. We do this firstly because she spends the first part of the night in the cot, and secondly because it is good to have a safe contained space in case of a broken glass, a spill or a time out.
Whenever we have flown the portacot has been free luggage (along with the car seat and stroller and carry on nappy bag) which is good because a lap child does not have any luggage allowance of her own for clothes and other gear.
Solution: shove as many clothes as you can into the portacot. On our last trip away I was able to fit all of this into space in the portacot.
There is here:
- 7 cloth nappies
- 7 cloth nappy inserts
- 3 dresses
- set of portacot sheets
- 20 disposable nappies
- 2 maxi dresses of mine
As you can see, this is another bag (or overflowing beer carton box) of space which it would have taken up had it not been packed in the portacot.