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A Good Night's Sleep: Mattress Shopping for Baby

A Good Night's Sleep: Mattress Shopping for Baby

For the first two years of their life, your baby will sleep for around 13 months - that's a whole lot of sleep! But whilst it looks like your little one is snoozing soundly away, their cognitive skills and nervous system are actually working extra hard to grow and develop. So, it goes without saying that getting a good night’s sleep is essential - especially as it gives you a chance to catch up on some much-needed rest, too.

A good night's sleep starts with a good quality cot mattress. So, once your nursery furniture is in place, we’re here to help you find the right one for baby.

We’ve got a range of supportive baby mattresses, all tested to the highest U.K. standards. From our luxury organic mattress that’s chemical and allergen-free, to our comfy premium spring, our cot and cot bed mattresses are packed with features that’ll have your baby sleeping well from day one – so you can grab those forty winks, too.

Mattress Features

When you buy a mattress from Mamas & Papas, you know you can trust it. They all come with these great features as standard;

  • Removable & washable covers
  • Hypoallergenic materials that resist allergens and dust mites

A design that can be flipped and rotated to prolong your mattress life

2 Years Guarantee

All Mamas & Papas mattresses are built to last, but they still come with a 2 Year Guarantee so you can be sure that, if you need to return it, you can.

Recyclable Packaging

When you purchase a mattress from us, you can be sure that the packaging is recyclable. Check your local recycling centre to find out how best to dispose of it.

Durability Tested

We test all Mamas & Papas mattresses' ability to handle 10,000 compressions in our very own Test Lab - to make sure they can withstand jumps on the bed and grown-ups perching for bedtime stories.

Made in the U.K

All our Mattresses are made at home in the U.K. so you know you're getting the best of British design.

Mattress Features

Luxury & Premium Mattresses

All our Luxury and Premium mattresses are treated with Purotex Technology, which is a 100% natural active probiotic that serves as a remedy for moisture, dust mites and allergens. It's great peace of mind if your child suffers from allergies.

Luxury Twin Spring

  • Protected by waterproof inner cover
  • Treated with Pruotex
  • Additional Natural Coir support layer
  • Higher count of mini pocket springs
  • Perspiration control fabric
  • Hypoallergenic

Luxury Organic Spring

  • 100% chemical-free cotton
  • Natural core
  • British Wool
  • Temperature regulating
  • Water repellent
  • Hypoallergenic

Premium Pocket Spring

  • Additional eco-pad support layer
  • 220 individually pocketed springs
  • Treated with Pruotex
  • Temperature regulating
  • Perspiration control fabric
  • Hypoallergenic

Premium Dual Core

  • Fibre core lining promotes airflow
  • Treated with Pruotex
  • Additional Natural Coir support layer
  • Higher count mini pocket springs
  • Perspiration control fabric
  • Hypoallergenic

Essential Mattresses

Offering brilliant quality and robust support, our Essential mattresses are ideal if you're looking for reassuring comfort within a budget.

Essential Pocket Spring

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Water repellent
  • Wipe-clean inner cover
  • Crush-resistant walls

Essential Fibre

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Water repellent
  • Wipe-clean inner cover
  • Crush-resistant walls

What’s the difference between a Cotbed Mattress & a Cot Mattress?

We have a range of cot, cotbed and Moses basket mattresses featuring premium fabrics and a Purotex treatment. They all include anti-allergy and temperature regulating treatments to keep baby dry and comfortable. Plus they have removable covers, which make them easy to keep clean. Here’s a simple size guide to help -

Cot Mattresses - L120 x W60 x D10cm

Cotbed Mattresses - L140 x W70 x D10cm

Small Moses Basket Mattress - L67 x W30 x D3.5cm

Large Moses Basket Mattress - L74 x W28 x D3.5cm

Mattress Covers

Removable and washable covers are a great way to ensure your mattress stays clean. That's why we also sell them separately because little ones can't help having little accidents at night.

Mattress Glossary

With lots of technical features to get your head around, we have created this handy glossary to break things down in a clear and simple way.

Adaptable Dual Pocket Spring Support

Two types of spring, one firm, one soft, for baby and toddler.


Circulates air evenly through the mattress to keep baby cool and comfortable.


Fabric treatment which protects against harmful allergens.

Dual Core

Double-sided mattress with two different sleeping surfaces, designed to adapt to your childs development.

Eco-Pad Support Layer

A durable eco-friendly layer providing more stability and support, made from recycled fibres for greater longevity.

Fully Washable Inner Core

The fibre core can be removed and rinsed clean to keep your mattress fresh.

High Count Mini Pocket Springs

A higher number of smaller pocketed springs offer more responsive support to babys movement.


Fabric that does not aggravate existing allergies or create new ones.

Inner Protector

Wipe-clean non-removable inner cover that protects the core and allows the mattress to be used when the removable cover is in the wash.

Intelligent Fabric

Provides extra ventilation, better circulation of air, moisture regulation and durable comfort.

Pocket Springs

Individually pocketed springs adapt to your childs movement and changing weight, ensuring long-lasting support.

Purotex Technology

An active 100% natural probiotic treatment that releases friendly bacteria into the mattress to prevent harmful bacteria, dust and allergens.

Recycled Fibre Core

Eco-friendly foam-free mattress core, made from recycled plastic bottles and offering robust support, perfect if you shop responsibly.

Temperature Regulating / Perspiration Control

An active fabric treatment that keeps baby cool and dry, and reduces sweating.


100% waterproof fabric protects the core and keeps it dry.

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