To make sure that your baby sleeps well at nigh t, a cot bed mattress is a must have product for you. In general, a newly born baby would sleep for about 16 to 18 hrs a day and hence it is important to make sure that it gets a comfortable sleep and the cot bed mattress is the safe and cozy solution.
It can be a difficult task to source the best type of cot bed mattress for a good quality sleep for you and your babies. There are various types of cot bed mattress to choose from because there are many such types available in the market. The types of cot bed mattresses available are:
This type of cot bed mattress includes PVC covering on top of the foam interior. They are expensive yet a good value for the cost. These are easy to clean and maintain and is also light in weight. Though, they can be unpleasant for the babies in the hot seasons due to the PVC covering.
This type of cot bed mattress is made of a coiled spring unit below the non- PVC surface of the mattress. This type of mattress offers an excellent support and is also durable and stays for long. This is perfect to hold more than one child. Their disadvantage is that they weigh more when compared to the foam mattresses which make it difficult to change them from one place to another. Also these types are more expensive than the foam mattresses.
Other types of cot bed mattresses available are the fiber cot mattresses which are the most expensive types while being most durable at the same time and the hypoallergenic cot bed mattress which includes a non-allergenic inner core foam that is combined with a surface which is water resistant and also anti-allergenic.
There are 2 basic sizes of the cot bed mattresses such as the continental size which measures 60x120cm and the standard sized cot mattress measuring 56x118cm.
The mattress must be firm without any sagging and should fit the cot without any gaps.
Make sure to buy a mattress that conforms to all the safety regulations and you must purchase a second-hand mattress only if you know well about its history. Otherwise it is best to buy a new one.