An infant bed, also commonly known as the cot or crib, is basically a miniature version of the adult bed meant for infants and babies to sleep in. The standard cot also comes with very high sides to prevent the baby from climbing out or accidentally falling out of the bed.
The cot mattress is quite simply the mattress lining the inner area of the bed in which the baby or infant will sleep on top of. As even adults require the correct mattress to sleep in, the same can also be said for the cot mattress meant for your little bundle of joy to lie in. After all, babies sleep an average of 18 hours a day so it’s best that you provide them with the right padding and support for all those long hours of rest.
If you’re looking for a mattress that is affordable as well as easy to clean and maintain, then you should consider the foam coat mattress. The foam material is lightweight, meaning that it will be simple to shift your cot mattress around. Most users pair the foam cot mattress with a cot mattress protector in order to add extra comfort.
If the idea of having your baby lie in synthetic fabric is disturbing, then we recommend that you consider natural fibre cot mattresses instead. This type of cot mattress is made from coconut fibre and is not susceptible to sagging or becoming misshapen. Natural fibre cot mattresses also come with latex covering that provides water-proofing qualities.
For babies who are prone to asthma attacks or allergic reactions, you should opt for the hypoallergenic cot mattress instead. This type of cot mattress should also come with a detachable covering that can be constantly machine washed for hygiene or sterilization purposes.
The hypoallergenic cot mattress is also priced a lot higher than the typical cot mattress, but it certainly beats rushing your poor child to the hospital in the middle of the night. A hypoallergenic cot mattress also does not contain any chemicals, which is good news for your baby’s delicate skin.
Alternatively, you could also opt for the antimicrobial cot mattress instead. The benefits of using such a cot is that moulds, dust mites and mildew cannot breed in an antimicrobial cot mattress so you won’t have to spend a fair amount of time washing your cot just to make sure that your baby is protected from bad micro organisms.
Whichever type of cot mattress you choose, it is also essential that the material is comfortable enough for your baby. For one thing, it should be breathable so that your baby will not be drenched in sweat and contract lung problems. Your cot mattress should also be durable enough to last a couple of years and it is also essential to get a semi-firm cot mattress as an extremely soft mattress may feel comfortable, but it will not be able to support your infant correctly.