Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by CoziGo, but all opinions are my own.
Traveling with a little one is fun and challenging. One of the questions I am often asked is tips for helping a baby to sleep on flights. Especially on long haul flights, it can be a challenge. Patriot has now been to seven countries, on three continents, and slept/cried/pooped on more flights than I can count (see my travel tips for flying with a baby, or my infant packing list here). While we don’t have a strict routine for Patriot’s schedule, I know many parents dread travel because of how much it throws off baby’s routine. Luckily, I discovered the CoziGo which can make sleep on the go, easier for both parents and baby!
About the CoziGo
The CoziGo is a genius invention that fits over airline bassinets. It blocks out 97% of light, is 100% breathable, and has a UVP 50+ rating which means not only is it perfect for travel, but you can use it on your stroller/pram for walks or on the beach to give baby protection during an afternoon snooze. The darkness helps baby fall and stay asleep and stops them from becoming overstimulated (not an easy task when you’re on a loud, bright plane for hours and hours).
Sadly, since receiving the CoziGo, Patriot has refused any sort of plane sleep that isn’t in my arms (yes, even for long haul flights), so today’s review comes from my lovely friend, Elise, here in Hong Kong. Her husband is a pilot so she is no stranger to airline travel and her daughter is about the same age as Patriot.
One of the best parts about the CoziGo is that it is super lightweight and easy to carry with you when traveling. It folds up into a small pouch and pops open, ready to use in seconds. I personally have traveled with it on numerous flights and it has never been a problem to attach it on to the back of my diaper bag or hang it on my stroller.
Ease of Use
Elise flew on Qantas Airlines from Australia to Hong Kong. They have fixed bassinets that were inconveniently high (strange but not uncommon on many airlines). This works fine if you have a baby that will fall asleep without being carried, but our baby (much like Patriot) needs to be rocked or fed to sleep and then transferred into a bassinet after falling asleep.
Although the CoziGo was not a perfect fit for this particular airline bassinet, there are several airlines who have officially approved CoziGo for use on their planes. The plane cabin was filled with loud people but the tent provided a dark place for Elise’s daughter to sleep.
No Bassinet? No problem!
Even when Elise and her family were not able to get the bassinet seat on the way there, Elise managed to still use the CoziGo in a very creative way. Moms will do anything to help their little ones get good sleep and in this case, it worked! Baby and mom were in the dark, but at least one of them managed to get some rest even with the full cabin lights on!
Thank you to Elise for helping to provide this review! We are definitely keeping the CoziGo and hopefully will get to use it for a future baby one day!