Strengths: Folds up easily, no assembly required (hooray) and a safe option for toddlers for indoors and outdoors.
Weaknesses: None really so far!
Overall: Best thing about this (for me) was the fact that it comes pre-assembled! Hooray -finally something we didn't have to build from scratch! Although my son isn't quite 2 years old we decided to get the large slide as it'll obviously last longer and the kids will get much more use out of it. We just watch him very carefully on it now. But its pretty safe being made out of soft smooth plastic. The steps are also wide enough so toddlers have enough room to get a stable step up. Can be used both indoors and outdoors and is really easy to manoevre.
Strengths: Compact to store, vibrating mattress, really useful.
Weaknesses: Bit awkward to pack away.
Overall: This was really useful when my son was born as I set it up downstairs and then didn't have to take him up to the nursery every time he wanted to or fell asleep. I also preferred having him close to me or where we were sitting in the house and he seemed to prefer having the comfort of noise around him. It made life a lot easier but then I realised with my second child that its actually easier having a moses basket and just bringing that downstairs which saves a lot of hassle - no setting anything up or packing it away again as with the travel cot, which was a bit awkward. The vibrating mattress is great as it really helped to get my son to sleep. The music is a nice touch and the volume can be adjusted. Would recommend this if you don't want to use a moses basket or if you want to use it as a travel cot. Keep in mind - the next model down doesn't have the music, lights or vibrating mattress but serves the ultimate purpose and is a lot cheaper.
Strengths: Lightweight. Poles have a 'memory' so it gets much easier to put up every time. It also works really well as a travel play pen.
Weaknesses: Takes some practice to get hang of assembling it. I did add a couple of extra blankets to bulk up the mattress (prob just did this for piece of mind though).
Overall: One of the best buys we have made. Have used it on quite a few holiday trips now and have also taken it overseas! The mattress is quite thin but just add a few extra blankets and my baby seems perfectly comfortable on it. Unlike most other travel cots the mosquito net is built in and there are no gaps. It is very light - for travelling overseas, we were allowed to take this on the plane as hand luggage. It's also ideal for travelling by car as it takes up very little space in the boot! So there's room for your husband's golf clubs! Important to keep in mind though - it is quite tricky to put together but just takes a bit of practice!
Strengths: Padded shoulder straps and variety of colours.
Weaknesses: Tricky to put on and never felt very secure. Takes a few goes to get hang of putting it on.
Overall: Most people think this is great but it just wasn't for me unfortunately! I really wanted to love it but didn't. I found putting it on really quite tricky and confusing, and needed another person to help me. It never felt particularly secure on me. My husband seemed to be fine with it but with our second baby we bought a Babybjorn baby carrier, and I far prefer it. I like the fact that I can put the Babybjorn on and then put the baby in it, rather than having to lie the baby on the Wilkinet and then somehow get it to my chest!
Overall: Absorbency wise they are quite good but I honestly don't think they work better than any other brand on the market. When it comes to buying nappies, there's not much you can do to avoid explosive nappies but you could perhaps save a bit of money by buying a cheaper brand.
Overall: Fits through most doorways and is easy to fold using one hand while holding a screaming child in the other! However the narrow seats might become a problem as my toddler, i think, will grow out of it soon!