How to choose a cot mattress for your nursery

As first time parents to Hudson, I still remember the day my husband and I walked into Baby’s R Us to buy a cot mattress. We had no idea that there were different sizes, different brands, and it left us very overwhelming. So much so, that we left the store without a mattress. I asked a few friends who recently had babies, and Snuggletime was one of the brands that was mentioned the most. After doing some research, we went back to the store with much more knowledge and a better idea of what we needed. Here is a check list to go through before deciding to buying a cot mattress.

Firm mattress

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome); is definitely a scary subject for all parents to bring up and talk about. But it is one that we need to be aware of. Before my research I have to admit that I thought the softer the mattress the better it would be for a newborn, who is so fragile. You have to choose a firm mattress for your baby. A soft mattress could be a hazard for little one.

Snuggle Time Mattress Options

Easy Breather Mattress

Easy-Breather

This is a ventilated foam mattress with full depth ventilation holes covered in cotton mesh covering. It is available in white, and comes in the following sizes:

Standard Cot
Large Cot
Standard Camp Cot
Large Camp Cot
Combinette
Pram

Healthtex

Healthtex

This is a ventilated foam mattress with full depth ventilation holes. It is also covered in specialised HTX membrane covering. It is available in white and comes in the following sizes:

Standard Cot
Large Cot
Standard Camp Cot
Large Camp Cot
Graco
Combinette Cot

Bamboopaedic

Bamboopaedic

This is a ventilated foam mattress with full depth ventilation holes. It is covered in luxuriously soft Bamboo fabric and also has a zip off cover. It is available in white and the following sizes:

Standard Cot
Large Cot
Standard Camp Cot
Large Camp Cot

Healthtex Ultra Supreme

Healthtex

This is a ventilated foam mattress with full depth ventilation holes. It has sleep-on-air Healthtex layer for added comfort and it also has a zip off cover. It is available in white and comes in the following sizes:

Standard Cot
Large Cot
Standard Camp Cot
Large Camp Cot

Choose the right size mattress

Make sure you know the size of your cot or camping cot. The Snuggletime cot mattress sizing is as follows:

Standard Cot118 x 56 x 8cm
Large Cot132 x 66 x 8cm
Standard Camp Cot95 x 66 x 8cm
Large Camp Cot104 x 73 x 7.5cm
Combinette Cot114 x 86 x 8cm
Pram/Safety Nest30 x 63 x 3cm

Protect Your Mattress

Babies also have accidents. A water-resistant cover is always a good idea, if you are planning on trying to keep your mattress for a second child. Snuggle time offers the following sheets that will protect your mattress for longer.

Stay Safe Fitted Sheets (Cotton-rich)

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Healthtex Sheets – 100% Cotton with PU Membranes

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  • Keeps baby cool and comfortable
  • Offers complete barrier to bacteria dn dust mites
  • 3-in-1 Waterproof, anti-allergy and breathable

Healthtex Sheets – Bamboopaedic

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  • All the benefits of bamboo combined with Healthtex specialised membrane
  • Protect your baby from bacteria and dust mites that breed in baby’s mattress

Waterproof Sheet – Laminated Towelling

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  • Laminated towelling sheet to protect your mattress from those little accidents
  • Size: Cot/Single bed (140cm x 90cm)

Superpad – Waterproof Sheet

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  • Super absorbent mattress protector
  • Generous side flaps to fold under the mattress to secure into position
  • Size: Cot/Single (70cm x 95cm)

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17 thoughts on “How to choose a cot mattress for your nursery

  1. How I choose a cott mattress for nursery?

    Bedding and pillow
    Is the mattress soft and comfortable (esp the size, will it fit into the cott)

    So I have a son, and first things that comes to mind is the colour and design of the bedding to suit the nursery.

    Favourite is the Snuggletime Linens Moon and Stars 3pce Guilt Set

  2. Learning a lot here tonight about selecting a mattress for baby! WOW! and I just love the Snuggletime Linens Patch Work 3pce Quilt Set! It’s so lovely.

    Xxxx
    Jaqi

  3. Ah my absolute fave is the JUNGLE theme SNUGGLETIME LINEN set. Perfect for a unisex set up as I’m not finding out the sex of my baby 🦓🦒🦁🐯🖤🙏🏼

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