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Baby's Sleeping Place - Be Safe, Be Sure

Cosatto Modo Cot Bed 140 70 cm

When organising a sleeping place for your new baby, you obviously want to make sure that it is as safe and comfortable as possible. We hope we can bring you some helpful tips to think about when choosing a cot & cot mattress that will bring your baby many nights of secure, restful and supportive sleep as they grow.

Choosing a Cot

  • Between the top of the cot mattress and top of the cot’s sides, there should be a gap of at least 50cm - this will help prevent baby climbing out when they become a little more exploratory and mobile

  • Vertical cot bars are recommended - horizontal bars make the ideal ladder. Do not underestimate the sneakiness of your little one once they get a little older! Also, ensure that the bars are closely-spaced, 6.5cm at most, so baby cannot become stuck between them

  • Cots with bars on each of their four sides allow air to circulate better

  • Many cots feature solid head/footboards with decorative shapes cut out. Be sure that baby’s limbs cannot become trapped in any of these spaces

Choosing a Cot Mattress

  • It is recommended by The Lullaby Trust that a new cot mattress is used for each child, to ensure cleanliness, hygiene and safety

  • Firm, with no sagging, baby mattresses should ensure that the child is comfortable and properly supported

  • There must be no gaps between the cot and the mattress - purchasing a bespoke cot mattress, tailored to individual size, ensures a snug fit and delivers optimum safety

  • A wide selection of baby mattress fillings and coverings is available and it can be hard to choose the ‘right’ one. There really is no right and wrong; just what your baby and you feel absolutely comfortable with. Whether foam or sprung, wool-bound or coir coconut fibre, get expert advice and support from the right people

Our team are always available to help you choose between the comprehensive options available from Baby Mattresses Online. 

4th August 2015, 6:50
Page updated 3rd Mar 2022, 13:03
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