Nursery Mattress Guide


When it comes to choosing a mattress for your baby’s cot, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with what’s on offer. Traditional foam nursery mattresses are still extremely popular among parents, but newer options like breathable mattresses offer greater protection against overheating and unwanted allergens.

Foam Mattresses

Foam mattresses are available in a range of thicknesses and are typically the lightest mattress of the three. They’re usually between 3 and 6 inches in depth, and provide babies with plenty of body support during sleep. The Thermopure Cotbed Mattress is filled with visco-elastic V85 foam infused with micro gel beads resulting in maximum contour support plus all-important temperature regulation for safety and comfort. It’s fitted with a naturally breathable and moisture expelling hypoallergenic tencel cover that can be removed and washed.

Pocket Springs Mattresses

Pocket springs mattresses are generally manufactured from a combination of foam, padding, fabric and internal pocket springs. These mattresses offer a greater level of support to sleeping babies thanks to their firmer nature, and often last longer than other types of mattresses due to their durability. The Queenbee Cot Mattress features visco-elastic V85 foam with micro gel beads plus a layer of individual pocket springs for unbeatable shape, body support and comfort.

Breathable Mattresses

Breathable mattresses, as the name implies, are designed to prevent overheating and ensure your baby can breathe freely no matter their sleeping position. The Baby Bumble Cot Mattress is a fully breathable and air permeable mattress fitted with a supportive and durable fibre pad that is incredibly soft to touch. It also features an antibacterial Healthguarde to reduce exposure to unwanted allergens, and a removable and washable cover so you can keep your baby’s sleep surface clean and comfortable with minimal effort.

For the very best in nursery mattresses, shop in-store or online.

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