Choosing which Cot Mattress to buy can be a tough decision, after all, every parent wants what is best for their little ones, however, it isn’t just a question of price. Many believe the more they spend the better the quality,but that is not always the case. Today we are going to look at how thick a cost mattress should be, the materials that should make them up and their overall suitability.
How thick should a cot mattress be?
The universally accepted answer to this question hovers around 10cm. Babies aren’t too heavy, and as a result they do not have too much risk of poor support offered by a mattress that is 10cm or better. Less than 10cm though and you start to risk the child's core reaching the cot bed underneath which would not be good for support for the baby.
What qualities are included in a good cot mattress?
The question of quality comes up a lot, whether it is for a cot mattress or cot bed mattress. The answer though, generally at least, is the same. You typically want a firm mattress that is enveloped in a mattress protector that will protect against leaks and ensure that the mattress remains clean and dry underneath. When it comes to ensuring the tension of the mattress is suitable, there are a few different ways you can test, the easiest we have found is to press your hand firmly into the center and edges of the mattress, the result should be even and measured and should offer resistance which fights against your hand and bounces back on withdrawal. Provided that happens and the mattress comes in at the given thickness and depth, you are probably looking at a good quality cot mattress.
We’ve picked some cot mattresses from the biggest brands in the industry to help you make your purchasing decision below. Take a look at some of the reviews associated to get a better understanding of each offering. Specifications are also included with a breakdown of what they offer unique to each mattress.