We know that it's important to give your baby the best comfort and support while they sleep. Our range of cot bed mattresses feature breathable, water repellent and comfortable sleep surfaces with a variety of materials and filling, ensuring that you and your little one get a great night’s rest.
What is the size of a cot mattress?
Cot mattress sizes are 120cm long and 60cm wide, so just a little smaller than toddler size. They're usually 10cm deep which is the optimum depth to provide the right support for babies.
Why choose a cot mattress?
Expertly designed for the challenge, our cot mattresses come with loads of helpful features that will make those long nights with a newborn just a little easier.
Water repellent covers
At such a young age, accidents are pretty much guaranteed. That's why it's important to have water-repellent covers on a baby's mattress. This means you can easily wipe them clean, without the need for disturbing your child's sleep. Long gone are the days of flipping over the mattress and then tackling the issue come morning. Cot mattresses that are wa-ter repellent provide you with a quick solution to any night-time accidents, meaning you can get back to bed quickly too!
Is there anything quite as soft as a baby's skin? Hardly! And while this makes them incredibly cute, it also means their skin is extremely sensitive. Choosing a crib mat-tress with hypoallergenic properties allows your little one to sleep free of any irritation.
As well as water-repellent covers, you'll want an easily removable cover too. Usually machine washable at 60 degrees, these can make your life much less stressful. What's more, these cot mattresses can often be used without the cover. This allows you to whip off the cover, throw it in the washing basket, and tackle it at a reasonable time.
It's not until 9-12 months that we're fully able to regulate our temperature, so it's extra important that your little one has a breathable, cooling mattress that can keep them comfortable while they slumber.
How comfy should a cot mattress be?
Many adults prefer a super-soft, luxurious mattress that allows them to sink in and feel at ease. For babies and young children, it's rather different. As a child's bones are still developing, they need a mattress which will keep them aligned, ensuring they grow proper-ly. For this reason, cot mattresses are usually only available in medium, medium-firm, or firm comfort levels.
What types of cot mattresses are available?
Because of all the health requirements, cot mattresses don't come in as wide a variety as those for adults. However, that doesn't mean you don't have plenty of choice.
PVC-free foam cot mattresses
A breathable foam filling is a soft and reliable option for the nursery. These mattresses tend to be cheaper, so if you're furnishing on a budget then you can rest assured that you're not compromising quality.
Pocket spring cot mattresses
Pocket spring cot mattresses are one of the most popular types of cot mattress. Each mattress spring is placed in an independent pocket, helping the mattress respond accurately to your child’s sleeping position and night-time movement.
If you’re not quite sure about the best cot mattress for you, we recom-mend speaking to one of our Bed Experts in-store. Still need ideas for the new arrival's room? Explore our nursery design ideas to get inspired.