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Keeping Cot Mattress Covers Clean - Dos & Dont's

Clean mattress

Hygiene is essential for babies as they are more vulnerable to the negative effects that can be caused by unclean clothes, cot mattresses and feeding equipment. Baby Mattresses Online are here to help with our simple ‘Dos & Don’ts’ guide to making sure your baby’s mattress stays in tip-top condition.


  • Use the right method for the right cover. PVC baby mattress covers should be regularly wiped with a mild disinfectant or sterilising solution and have an antibacterial spray applied. Hand or machine-wash fabric covers with non-bio detergent at 60 degrees - natural drying is recommended as tumble dryers or radiators can cause plastic zips to deform

  • Make sure the baby mattress is fully dry before allowing it to be used

  • Stay on top of minor spills and soils with a spot cleaning

  • Help to maintain the shape of the baby mattress with regular turning - this will also keep it fresh and aired


  • Use an iron on a baby mattress cover

  • Dry-clean as the chemicals used are too harsh for baby’s developing skin and lungs

  • Leave any of the packaging on the cot mattress - this can pose a serious danger of suffocation

  • Get caught short! Have extra cot mattress covers stored away for when you need them - Baby Mattresses Online offer a wide range of spare covers. Click here for more information.

Washing the sleeping surface regularly is essential to avoid dangerous germs and nasty parasites such as bed bugs do not affect baby’s healthy development. Keeping your custom mattress from Baby Mattresses Online clean is easy if you follow our simple guide.

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Keep it Safe - Keep it Clean - Choose Baby Mattresses Online.

20th March 2015, 5:16
Page updated 5th Oct 2015, 13:25
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