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Finding that Perfect Mattress


Everything you need to know when looking for that perfect night's sleep.



By Mamas & Papas


There are plenty of tough decisions to make when planning for your new arrival;
finding the right mattress shouldn’t be one of them. This handy guide cuts through the waffle to help you find the right mattress,
because a good night’s sleep has to start somewhere.

Did you know, that between birth and 2 years old, babies can spend as much as 50% of their life on their cot mattress. Yes, we're incredibly jealous too. But all that sleep needs a strong foundation. And that's the mattress. With lots of different options out there, it’s easy to lose sight of what you need. So let's figure this thing out together.

Getting to the core of the matter



All our mattresses are designed so they’re just the right size and firmness for your baby. Cotbed mattresses all come with an adjustable built-in waterproof panel for those night-time accidents; and because we understand the importance of long-lasting value, our sprung, pocket sprung and natural mattresses can be flipped and rotated to prolong their life.

The first choice you need to make, though, is selecting the right supportive core for your mattress. Like with pilates a good core means a happier life (we think that's Pilates, we skipped the class after lesson one), and there are several different types of mattress core to choose from.

Pocket Sprung Airstream



AirStream™ is a material made from 50% recycled foam-free fibres; scientifically proven to stay cool which is perfect for baby in those warmer months. The individual mini pocket springs contour to your child’s shape, providing the very best support as they grow.

Pocket Sprung



Individually pocketed springs work independently, meaning they contour and respond to changing weights and shapes - ideal for providing ultimate, long-term support for your growing child.

Natural


Providing ultimate support, this mattress is made from 100% natural materials - latex, wool and coconut coir, with a 100% organic cotton cover. Ideal for allergy sufferers or if you have asthma or eczema in the family.

Sprung


The springs encourage airflow and provide excellent postural support for children throughout their development; lasting longer than foam alone.

Airstream™


AirStream™ is made from 50% recycled foam-free fibres; and perfect for keeping your little one cool at night. It also provides excellent support.

Foam


Foam mattresses offer a good level of support for baby in the early years

"I'm glad we invested in a pocket sprung mattress when our daughter was born...
It's meant that we are still able to use it after converting the cot to a toddler bed,
knowing it's continuing to provide excellent support for her as she grows."

Alexandra, Birmingham

Covering Up

Don't just a mattress by it's cover, but do make sure to find one that's right for your baby. Our mattress covers offer a selection of beneficial properties, so you can choose the one that best suits your baby’s needs.

Features to keep in mind:

Anti-Allergy

Our anti-allergy covers are treated with Purotex™ - a probiotic that fights bad bacteria to keep baby safe from allergens and germs, great for asthma and eczema sufferers.

Temperature Regulating

The state-of-the-art fabrics on our temperature regulating covers provide constant heat regulation for baby, all night.

Machine Washable at 40° or 60°C

All our mattress covers are machine washable; wash Purotex™ treated covers at 40OC and Essential Mattress Covers at 60OC.

Check out our range of mattresses and covers.


Shop By Size



Depending on where your little one is sleeping, you may choose a smaller cot or crib over a larger cot bed. You may even want to use a Moses basket. To make sure you find the right mattress for your needs, we've made it even easier to shop your mattress by size.

Safer Sleeping


One of the hardest things to do as a parent is leave them to sleep. You'll constantly want to double check everything is OK. It's a perfectly natural instinct, but it doesn't half cut into your box set binging time.

Thankfully, we've come to the rescue with the help of The Lullaby Trust. They’re the UK’s leading charity promoting safer sleep and the prevention of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). It’s safe to say they know their thing.

Together, we’ve created some safe sleeping tips to remember at bedtime - important for baby and crucial for giving you peace of mind.

Always place your baby on their back, when putting them down for sleep

Keep your nursery and home smoke-free during pregnancy and after the birth

If possible try to breastfeed your baby as this can help improve their sleep



For the first 6 months let baby sleep in your room either in a separate cot or a Moses Basket



Avoid sleeping in the same bed as your baby, especially if you have been drinking alcohol, smoking, taking medication or drugs which make you drowsy, or if you feel unwell or tired



Never fall asleep with you baby while sat in an armchair or laid on the sofa



Always use a firm, flat, waterproof mattress



Make sure baby’s head is not covered by loose bed sheets

For more information, visit The Lullaby Trust's website.

Feet to foot


The safest position for sleeping is feet to foot. While it might sound like an impossible yoga position, it actually means placing their feet at the foot of the cot.

Tuck them in carefully with sheets no higher than shoulder level. That should keep them from wriggling themselves under the covers. If you’re worried about covers then try a dream pod sleep bag.

Temperature


No one likes a night that’s too warm. Or too cold for that matter. We’re a fussy lot. But babies are the same.

The right temperature means a good night’s sleep. You want to make sure that baby doesn’t overheat. Take each night as it comes, add or remove layers depending on the room temperature and what they’re wearing.



And that's your lot. Everything you could need to help find the perfect mattress.

If you still feeling puzzled by pocket springs, then don't worry, we're always around to lend a hand.
Book a free in store Personal Shopping experience and let us get you ready for bed (it's not as weird as that sounds).



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