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Cotbed mattress - How much should I spend?

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Nemz716 Tue 17-May-16 17:09:26

Just wondering what people think is a reasonable amount to spend on a spring Cotbed mattress if you expect your child to sleep on it for 5 years?

They vary in price so massively, I'm feeling confused about how much to spend!

Any help or experience welcome!

Thanks smile

skankingpiglet Tue 17-May-16 17:58:05

I'd get the best you can afford, the same rule I'd apply to an adult's mattress. You want it to support your DC properly and last the distance.

We went for the pocket sprung mattress from John Lewis. 2 years on it is still in 'like new' condition (we use an additional waterproof sheet over it though), no sign of sagging etc. DD is very comfortable on it.

sammyjayneex Tue 17-May-16 20:12:31

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and have just bought my babies mattress from ikea and it was £40. It's actually really really comfy and will last a while.

HelenF35 Tue 17-May-16 20:13:30

We got a lovely sprung one from babies r us which was half price at £79.99.

Oysterbabe Tue 17-May-16 22:19:36

I've just bought a sprung mattress from tesco in the clubcard boost. It was £45.

BlueUggs Tue 17-May-16 22:20:42

I paid £100 from eBay and it was great and fitted his toddler bed too, so he slept on it for almost 5 years.

Junosmum Wed 18-May-16 01:14:50

I've bought a natural wool and coconut coir one with natural latex topper. Think it was ,£65 in the sale but we have a standard voy so wţ

TheLuckDragon Wed 18-May-16 08:03:00

We got ours from Amazon and it was about £40

Stom91 Wed 18-May-16 08:53:22

Got mine from amazon for £40. She only used it for 2 and a half years and she's no in a single bed so the cot bed can be used for the next one that's on her way

Cakeymum Wed 18-May-16 15:13:31

We've got ours from Tescos - they have their clubcard boost on at the mo which helps. think we spent about £40 - 50 ish.

mrsmonkey14 Tue 24-May-16 20:39:46

Agree with get the best quality you can afford. Have a look at the little green sheep organic mattresses. Strongly recommend their cotton waterproof mattress protectors too, whichever mattress you get - unprotected mattress + baby sick/wee/poo = disaster

StormyBlue Tue 24-May-16 20:42:36

I think I have the same one as you Helen, DS has been perfectly comfy on it so far.

ohidoliketobe Tue 24-May-16 20:46:04

Just got a pocket sprung one from argos, was half price £150 down to £75

Artandco Tue 24-May-16 20:46:51

We had the little green sheep ones. Non toxic, super comfy. They were about £250. Used like you say almost 5 years so well worth it

Nessalina Tue 24-May-16 20:49:48

If you get a good sprung mattress it's more likely to last the full 5 years. Foam type mattresses suffer the heavier the child gets, and you may need to replace - better to spend once than twice smile

Andbabymakesthree Wed 25-May-16 10:43:05

Both times I've got Rochingham Stars & Moon Kumfy Sprung Core Baby Cot Bed Mattress

Found it to be a brilliant buy and will get again.

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