Whether you buy a Moses basket, crib, cot or cotbed, you'll need to think about a mattress. Here's how to buy the right one.
So you’ve chosen a bed for your baby... now what about a baby mattress? There are many different options to choose from, in terms of style and whether you need something to fit a Moses basket, crib, cot, cotbed, travel cot or a pram/carrycot. There are even baby mattresses for hanging cradles.
Once you know what type of bed you’re buying the mattress for, you can choose from different fabrics and construction. The main baby mattress types are foam, sprung, pocket sprung, natural fibre, or even a combination of any of the above.
You may find that the bed you buy already comes with a mattress, but don’t feel obliged to use that one just because it’s included in the price. It’s important that you buy a mattress that you are really happy with, given how many hours your baby will spend on it.
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