Baby Mattress Reviews
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Good health starts with a good night’s sleep. That’s true for all of us, young or old, big or small, male or female. But it’s perhaps most important for our tiny ones.
Babies and infants tend to need anywhere between 10 and 17 hours of restful sleep a day for good health and development. Just like us, they need to be comfortable in order to drift off to sleep.
Just like us, they can struggle to drift off in the night or wake up mid-sleep cycle when they are uncomfortable, too hot or too cold. And if your baby doesn’t get a good night’s sleep, you’ll be the first to know it when they’re screaming the walls down at 4 o’clock in the morning.
With so many baby mattresses on the market, it can be difficult to know where to turn, especially when all manufacturers are making the same bold claims. Your child deserves the best in their cot, and at The Baby Website we’re committed to making it easy for parents to find the best for their kids.
With that in mind, let’s review some of the best mattresses available in the UK. Whatever baby’s needs and the family’s budget, you’re sure to find something that will help your beloved baby get the sleep they need;
Clevamama Clevafoam Support Mattress
Did you know that the mattress your baby sleeps on can change the shape of their head? Babies heads, as we know are soft and malleable and if the surface they’re sleeping on is too firm it can lead to a condition called Plagiocephaly or Flat head Syndrome.
Just what new parents need, right? Another hard to pronounce medical condition to worry about.
Fear not, however, because Clevamama’s Clevafoam support mattress is incredibly… cleva, when it comes to protecting your baby’s delicate head.
This soft foam mattress gives babies the perfect combination of softness and support to help them to sleep soundly while protecting their health. The foam has been developed in collaboration with pediatric experts from Trinity College in Dublin to “protect the round shape of your baby's soft head”.
Available in: 60 x 120cm and 70 x 140cm
Mamas and Papas Essential Foam Cotbed Mattress
It’s completely understandable that new parents might want to stick with familiar rands. And this effort from Mamas and Papas demonstrates to those with faith in the brand that their loyalty is well founded.
This hypoallergenic foam mattress only comes in one size (70x140cm) but it is suitable for use since birth and offers a perfect level of comfort and protection for sleepy babies. And that means peace of mind for Mums and Dads.
It can be flipped and rotated regularly to allow for long lasting support as baby grows so you’ll certainly get your money’s worth out of this mattress. Moreover, it comes with a removable outer cover, which is washable at 60° so that you can always keep baby safe and clean.
There’s also an inner cover which is easy-wipe and waterproof to protect against spillages.
All in all this is a soft and comfortable yet hardy and long lasting mattress for babies of all ages.
Available in: 70 x 140cm only
Little Green Sheep Natural Twist Mattress
This Natural Twist mattress from Little Green Sheep is aptly named. It’s the twist that is the mattress’ USP. Not that the natural side of things isn’t appealing, too. Within this mattress you’ll find only natural materials and no synthetics which is a big deal to many parents. This mattress only uses natural cotton and supportive coconut coir (made from the husk of the coconut), as well as natural latex and hypo-allergenic wool.
So, what’s the twist? Glad you asked.
Your baby’s mattress needs can change as they grow. In their infancy they need a firm surface on which to lie while after the age of one they need a softer surface. This is where the mattress comes into its own. One side is firm while the other side is soft. When your baby reaches the age of one, just flip the mattress over and they have the perfect mattress on which to sleep as they grow and develop.
For this reason, the mattress is the only one you’ll need from birth to the age of 5.
The mattress has won rave reviews from parents as well as winning bronze in the 2014 Mother and Baby Awards as well as making it to GQ magazine guide to “Right on baby products”.
While it may come at a higher price point than other entries on this list (the RRP is £149), it may well save you money in the long run.
Available in: 60 x 120cm, 70 x 140cm, 70cm x 132cm
Naturalmat Coco Mat Cot Mattress
Naturalmat may not be the most familiar brands to new parents. But if this isn’t your first rodeo, you may have heard the brand’s name before. Their natural latex and organic coconut based mattresses have been met with great acclaim from parents and publications alike.
Their latex mattress won silver in the Loved by Parents awards in 2013 and this Coco Mat Cot Mattress also has a couple of has won a couple of awards under its belt. It won Mother and Baby’s silver award in 2017 as well as winning both bronze and silver in the Made For Mums awards in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
It comes in both a quilted version and non-quilted version. While the quilted one has won all the prizes, both are identical beneath the surface. The cover is removable, soft and breathable.
So what’s the fuss about? Beneath the organic lambswool exterior, you’ll find a core of coconut coir making it a great mattress for those who value all-natural materials. And because coir is a coconut by-product it’s great for parents concerned with sustainability.
Available in: 60cm x 120cm, 70cm x 140cm (standard single bed size)
Kit for Kids Ventiflow Pocketed Spring Continental Cot Mattress
Don’t you just hate it when your baby wakes up screaming in the night? While there are many reasons why your baby might decide that now’s the perfect time to interrupt your slumber, when babies are cool and dry they’re much more likely to sleep peacefully.
The Ventiflow Pocketed Spring Continental Mattress by Ventiflow employs its own 3D fabric to promote air circulation and prevent overheating and discomfort. There’s also a Permex Plus surface that wipes clean if there are any spills overnight. This layer also allows the vapour from perspiration to escape so baby won’t wake up from being too hot and sweaty.
The cover is removable and hand washable to maintain great hygiene.
Like many great mattresses for adults, this mattress uses a combination of foam and pocket springs to provide the perfect combination of support and comfort. If you’re unsure what pocket springs are, they are individually wrapped spring systems stitched together rather than linked coil springs.
This means that baby’s weight is distributed more evenly and is the key to them feeling both comfortable and supported.
Available in: 60cm x 120cm, 70cm x 140cm
Silent Night Safe Nights Essentials Cot Bed Mattress
When parents lay their weary heads down to sleep at night, they want to know that their babies are in the safest possible care. And why not trust your baby’s sleep with a familiar brand with which you trust your own?
If you’re looking for a baby mattress from a familiar and trusted brand which you use yourself, this offering from the sleep maestros at Silent Night is an excellent proposition. Of course, the mattress doesn’t just coast by on brand familiarity alone. There’s a lot to recommend it.
Foam and chemical free, the mattress’ core is made from a combination of cotton and polyester to combine maximum breathability with a hardiness that will see it last for several years. It’s foam free and chemical free to keep baby safe and both the cover and core are hypoallergenic and washable. The cover can be removed and hand washed while the core itself can even be rinsed in the shower.
And, because it’s Silent Night, parents get a 5 year manufacturer's warranty to protect themselves and their baby if anything occurs as a result of a manufacturing issue.
Available in: 70cm x 140cm
Mother Nurture Coolio Pocket Sprung Mattress
Looking for a nice, cool, breathable pocket sprung mattress that’s suited to your modest budget? The good folks at Mother Nurture have your back.
This is a perfect mattress for parents who want to ensure that their baby gets a nice cool and comfortable night’s sleep but don’t have over £100 to throw down on a higher end mattress. This effort from Mother Nurture is fully breathable with a pocket sprung core that facilitates the flow of cool air through the mattress.
Made in the UK it’s composed mostly of dent resistant, nursery grade foam which contains absolutely no harmful antimony, phosphorus or arsenic based fire retardants.
Plus at under £80 it’s a great prospect for Mums and Dads on a limited budget.
Available in: 70cm x 140cm