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Any recommendations for a cot bed mattress?

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DJBebe Fri 31-Jul-20 08:35:33

Hi all. I'm looking to buy the mattress for our baby's cot bed and not sure which type to go for as there are so many options available. The cot bed we have is suitable from birth up to 4 years old so looking to buy a good quality mattress which is comfortable and lasts. Our bedroom is big enough to fit the cot bed next to our bed so planing on using it from birth and won't buy a crib.
Any recommendations will be much appreciated. x

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foolishlyfoolish Fri 31-Jul-20 09:05:57

I'd go for sprung rather than foam and it needs to be a perfect fit so perhaps from the same retailer as your cot bed.

We had one from John Lewis, 3 years ago and still excellent condition. Use a mattress protector in case of spillages etc

Stargazer87 Fri 31-Jul-20 09:24:07

Also looking at mattresses, we're getting a silver cross cot bed, does that mean it has to be a silver cross mattress?

foolishlyfoolish Fri 31-Jul-20 10:32:01

@Stargazer87 doesn't have to be but they'll probably fit better than other makes as they'll be made specifically.

Cot bed mattresses are mostly a standard size so there won't be much in it.

buzzybuzzbee Fri 31-Jul-20 11:41:58

We got a sprung one from ASDA, it was pretty good value.

biscuit13 Fri 31-Jul-20 12:03:07

@DJBebe I got ours from argos, which is also where we got the cotbed from. We went mid range and its 2 sided, so one side is firmer for newborn and the other side is softer for toddler. Hope that helps

Anaesthetist83 Fri 31-Jul-20 12:36:09

We went for this one which is a pocket sprung mattress. It seems really good quality and is currently on offer. Having also bought a cot bed with the idea of it lasting a number of years, we wanted something good.

Currently on a good offer

DJBebe Fri 31-Jul-20 13:05:36

We bought a 3-in-1 Cot Bed from Tutti Bambini which seems to require a pretty standard size mattress 140x70 and I've found this pocket sprung mattress from Mamas & Pampas but i don't know anyone who use it.

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NameChange30 Fri 31-Jul-20 13:12:11

Babies need a very firm mattress but as they get older they might want something slightly softer. So we bought a "twist" mattress which is firm on one side and medium on the other. Expensive but made from natural materials and good quality so we decided it was worth it (we also bought in the Black Friday sale... not sure whether there will be any discounts soon eg August bank holiday weekend)

DJBebe Tue 11-Aug-20 12:49:18

@NameChange30 how much did you pay for the little green sheep mattress? I've some research and I'm inclined to buy this one.

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HarrietM87 Tue 11-Aug-20 13:58:57

We got a lovely one from naturalmat - it’s organic wool and handmade in Devon. It was about £125ish but is so lovely and DS has slept so much better since he moved from his next to me into his cot with this. He’s 2.5 and has had it since he was about 9 months and it’s still firm.

DJBebe Tue 11-Aug-20 14:36:13

@HarrietM87 sounds lovely. Where did you buy the mattresses from?

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HarrietM87 Tue 11-Aug-20 16:16:56

From their website:

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