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Harrison Spinks Baby NaturalStart No.2 Review

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RRP:
£249.00
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Shortlisted Best Sleep Product
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Shortlist

What they say:

“NaturalStart is manufactured by luxury bed experts Harrison Spinks, which utilised 175 years' experience making high quality adult beds to develop a range of 100% natural cot mattresses. The dual-sided mattresses offer targeted postural support for babies and infants up to five years old. Using a combination of the patented BabySpring® technology and natural fillings, this unique formula not only offers the correct postural support at each stage of development, but provides a luxurious night's sleep. The natural fibres, many grown on the company's own 300-acre farm, assist in regulating body temperature, while allowing air to circulate, keeping mattresses fresher and drier.”

Tested by mum Lyndsay Ashton for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I really liked that the mattress is made from natural products and is manufactured in the UK. I think the five year guarantee is brilliant considering that really it is for the lifetime of the product as it suggests it can be used from birth to age five. My baby slept soundly for the first time since birth and looked comfortable. I tried the mattress myself before I put my baby on it and found it extremely comfortable and supportive. The protector was really easy to put on. No stretching yourself 10 ways to try and get it to fit all four corners! The quality of the protector is very good. It looks and feels just like a fitted sheet would. I also really liked the images of the big and small sheep to show which side you should use for the age of your baby.

How did this product make your life easier?     

My baby has slept much better since we started using this product. The mattress is allergen free so prevents bacteria, mites etc and the fibres are all natural. As she suffers from allergies including significant eczema I am very happy for her to be sleeping on something that prevents dust mites and has not been manufactured using harsh chemicals.

Would you choose this product to win?

It is at the higher end of the price scale but I think it is worth it when taking in to consideration the natural products, manufactured in the UK and a five year guarantee. Overall I love the product, would definitely recommend it and would consider purchasing for any additional babies I may have.

What changes would you make to this product?

I used the mattress in the Mamas and Papas ocean cot bed which is the same cot as the one used in the brochure so was a little disappointed that there is a significant gap (lengthways) between the end of the mattress and the top of the cot. We've lost a few dummies! I also think that a removable zip on waterproof cover would make the product even better.

Tested by mum Victoria Borner for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

This is a beautiful product that has clearly been designed and made very well. It is extremely comfortable for baby at the same time as being sturdy and supportive. The mattress is designed for postural support all over and is certainly worth the investment to ensure a good and comfortable nights sleep for your baby. Because the mattress is dual-sided; it is supportive for children up to 5 years of age which is another thing to consider when paying a lot of money for a product. Look for the little sheep on the 0-18 month side and the bigger sheep for the 18 month to 5 year side.

How did this product make your life easier?     

My baby sleeps very well on this mattress. He is currently napping on it and seems to be moving around a lot less. The mattress protector is fantastic. It is waterproof and doesn't have that horrible plastic feeling that lots of other waterproof covers have. The material of soft and comfortable. The mattress is suitable for children up to 5 years of age because of the different levels of postural support on each side. a product that grows with your child. The mattress comes with care instructions which are very clear and easy to follow. Product has a 5 year guarantee which covers the mattress if there is a problem.

Would you choose this product to win?

This mattress feels well made and supportive. This is very important to me as a mum. I want my baby to be as comfortable and supported as possible so that he sleeps as much as he needs to. The price is a little higher than I would have paid myself but you can tell that you are paying for good quality. The 5 year guarantee is an added bonus too. I think it is important to buy and use the mattress protector with it as the outer cover of the mattress cannot be removed or washed. If a product is going to promote a good nights sleep... A parent will pay a little more!

What changes would you make to this product?

It would be useful to have a cover that was zippable and removable for washing all though this may hinder the supportive nature of the product. The price is quite high but, again, you are paying for a well designed product made from good quality materials. There are no further improvements that I feel could be made. I am so happy to have recieved this product to test. It is comfortable; good quality and promotes a good and comfortable nights sleep for my baby. A good and important investment to make on behalf of your baby.

Tested by mum Gillian Anderson for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would recommend this product to a fellow mum because it is of such a high quality I can see this wearing really well. It was much thicker than our old cot bed mattress and of a far higher quality. The fact that it is all natural and environmentally friendly is a huge bonus. Charlie slept so well on this mattress and stayed asleep all night.

How did this product make your life easier?     

This product made my life easier as a mum as it gave me peace of mind knowing that this was the best quality mattress for my little boy and it was all made in the uk and supported a uk company rather than the normal "made in China ". It also would save money as it is dual sided meaning you get far longer out of the mattress once the baby has outgrown one side you simply flip it over and use the softer side.

Would you choose this product to win?

I would choose this product above all others as I believe that this is the best mattress you can buy at the moment. It has a five year guarantee so it would be covered the whole time it is in use. The mattress is dual sided meaning it offers your baby the best support for his head and body then when he gets older you turn it over for a responsive surface for children.

What changes would you make to this product?

If I could change one thing about this product it would be the price. I agree that it is of a very high quality and you get what you pay for but for my older child I spent a fraction of the price of this mattress and it lasted just as long until she outgrew it. This is the only fault I can find with this product.

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