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How to Pick the Best Cot Mattress for your Baby

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No two babies are created alike, and no two families have the exact same set of needs. That is why it is important for parents to be armed with the right information when they buy child care products for their little one. There are actually hundreds of baby bottles, clothes, sheets, and even cot mattresses on the market, with each one having a unique set of features. What works for one family may not be very useful in another, so parents should always seek expert advice before spending their money.  Baby Mattresses Online help parents pick the best mattress for their baby by listing these essential characteristics of a good cot mattress.

1. Firm and comfortable. Experts recommend that newborns and infants sleep only on very firm mattresses. Some parents feel that these expert-recommended models are just about as comfortable as a wooden board, but a resilient, firm surface is essential to reduce the risk of SIDS. Soft mattresses can be a suffocation hazard, just like stuffed teddies, quilts, or pillows. However, for older babies, especially those in the active toddler years, a more yielding surface might be necessary to give them a restful sleep after their busy day. Parents should try to find the happy medium between firmness and comfort when they shop, depending on the needs of their child.

2. Light yet durable. Lots of families prefer foam cot mattresses because they are very light. They can easily be lifted with one hand when it is time to change the sheets. Nevertheless, a light cot mattress may not be the ideal choice if a family needs a cotbed mattress that will last through several years. Families who expect to use a mattress from newborn to agae five or so should seriously consider getting a cot mattress that is not too heavy but is also built to last. A fully sprung mattress is generally more durable than foam and will have a far longer lifetime.

3. Low price and high quality. When buying a cot or cotbed mattress, parents want to stick to their budget. Nevertheless, this can become tricky especially if they want to go for one of the pricey organic models. Foam mattresses are usually cheaper than coil mattresses, and organic mattresses are the most costly. In general, if the goal is to get good quality at a reasonable price, it is advisable for parents to buy a high-end foam mattress or a middle-range innerspring mattress priced from £25 up to as much as £85

For more information on how to find the best cot mattress for your new born baby, just contact one of our team.

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9th December 2014, 16:18
Page updated 5th Oct 2015, 13:25
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