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What is the standard size for a baby mattress?

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Lots of people call or email us every day enquiring about a new mattress "standard size" for a cot or cot bed. Many people, especially husbands, are ready to place their order but are then shocked to discover that there are so many sizes to choose from and have to delay placing their order.

We cannot stress enough that there actually isn't a "standard size" any longer and that it is crucial for safety reasons that you do buy the exact required size for your baby's cot or cot bed.

In today's marketplace cots are manufactured and imported from all over the world and the required mattress size varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. In fact, the required size may change from year to year or even from supplier to supplier.

A typical example is that a Hauck cot bought from Tesco Direct is a different size than one bought from Argos. The cots themselves look identical but the base & mattress size is different and those few centimetres can make such a difference where child safety is concerned.

Another example is a Silver Cross coachbuilt pram - there is a huge range of sizes for these mattresses which all depends on the model of the pram and the year of manufacture.

Just this year already, Mothercare have added some new sizes of baby and children's mattresses to their website - details below of their current range of cot & bed mattresses (January 2011):

112 x 53 cm, 124 x 55 cm, 118 x 56 cm, 120 x 60 cm, 130 x 60 cm, 137 x 62 cm, 127 x 63 cm, 126 x 66 cm, 130 x 70 cm, 145 x 72 cm. & 124 x 80 cm.

Our team here at Baby Mattresses Online always do our utmost to keep familiar with sizes and shapes of mattresses. We even dream about mattresses! A simple phone call could be all you need to make to double check the size of mattress you may need.

We do not advertise anywhere - on TV or in magazines. We do not shout aloud that we are the cheapest, that we will refund the difference etc. We believe that we are the most expert, specialised and honest place in the UK from where to order your baby mattress. Please take time to read what people say about us. We would love to answer any of your queries or listen to any of your comments and we really do hope that we can make your mattress purchase an enjoyable, expertly guided and easy experience.

4th January 2011, 18:49
Page updated 5th Oct 2015, 13:25
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