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The best cot mattress for your baby's comfort and safety

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The best cot mattresses

You've already bought the perfect cot, and now it’s time to find the very best cot mattress for your baby. In order to make sure that your little one is getting the best support and sleep possible, here's everything you need to know about choosing a cot mattress, along with our shortlist of the best cot mattresses on sale in 2019.

What different kinds of cot mattresses are there?

When it comes to choosing a mattress for your baby's cot, you have three main choices: foam, spring or natural fibre.

All types come in two standard sizes: 120cm x 60cm and 140cm x 70cm, which will fit most cots. 

It's important to avoid adding any extra bedding in the cot, such as duvets, as they can increase the risk of SIDS. If it’s cold, it's recommended you opt for a baby sleeping bag instead of extra blankets or covers. You can introduce a duvet when your little one gets older. 

What are the best baby cot mattresses?

Winner of the Silver Best Sleep Product 2020 M&B Award, the Naturalmat Quilted Mattress is handmade from natural materials and scored highly with our real mum testers. Organic coconut fibre makes the mattress breathable and self-ventilating, making it great for asthma sufferers. 

This Clevafoam mattress is designed to support your baby's developing head and joints during those important early months. The cover is removeable, lightweight, and breathable; the airflow fabric draws away moisture and increases airflow.

Shortlisted in the Best Sleep Product M&B Awards 2020, the CuddleCo Comfi-Love Signature Mattress is double sided and made from bamboo, and is hypoallergenic. The waterproof layer is great for toilet training time. 

This is a Mother and Baby Awards 2019 Gold Winner. It’s a spring mattress which brings superior comfort and support. It’s also cleaner because it has a luxury anti-microbial cover to prevent allergens and dust mites. You can read our review for East Coast Cleaner Sleep Micro Pocket Spring Mattress.

With a 4-star review from our mothers' panel, this cot mattress is made from organic materials that boast breathability and softness, and it is hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite. There’s a five-year guarantee, so you can rest assured this cot mattress will stand the test of time and will last until your little one grows out of it.

This mattress was given a Mother & Baby silver award for being the best natural product in 2017. A great choice if your baby is suffering from allergies or asthma, it's naturally anti-dust mite, chemical-free and non-toxic. Using entirely organic materials, such as coconut fibre this cot mattress provides support, breathability, and self-ventilation. Handmade in Devon, it also comes with a 100% cotton machine washable cover for easy cleaning! Read more about it.

Another excellent option for environmentally conscious parents, this mattress is made from coconut coir and bonded with latex. It helps to regulate your baby's body temperature during sleep. The removable cover is made from organic bamboo, which is tough on bacteria and odours. With a five-year guarantee for the UK and Ireland, this mattress is excellent value-for-money.

Give your little one the perfect start with eve’s award-winning baby mattress with its iconic yellow design. The clever innovation gives your baby the supportive, safe and clean sleep they need as they grow. Available in two sizes, the mattress is suitable from birth until your tot turns six.

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