Different cot mattresses include foam, coir, fibre, pocket spring, and bonnel innerspring mattresses. It's crucial to understand your purchase because your baby's mattress is a vital investment for their growing body.

When selecting the best cot mattress for your baby’s nursery, we recommend that you consider a number of factors:

1. Your environment where your nursery is located

2. The age of your baby

3. If your cot has a drop side, where the side of the cot lowers

4. How long you intend to use the mattress in the cot

What mattress is best for newborn?

Newborn babies should always sleep flat on their back, on a firm surface, preferably a cot or bassinet.

Babies should not be left to sleep on a couch or other soft surfaces, even for short day sleeps.

Why do babies have to sleep on a firm mattress?

Traditionally many parents looked for soft and squishy mattresses, but medical experts advise that these are not safe. The reason that they are not safe is that your newborn can settle into the mattress causing their respiratory passages to compress, so it is harder for them to breath or roll out off, if they roll forward. This may result in air occlusion and suffocation.

A non-mandatory Australian Standard (AS/NZS 8811-1:2013 – Sleep Surface Test for Firmness) has been developed for infant mattresses. We were the first brand in Australia, to work with the Queensland Government to review the draft Standard and the test methodology. This methodology, tests the firmness of a mattress.

How firm should a cot mattress be?

The Australian Standard requires that the cot mattress to be firm for an infant, so look for a mattress that is tested to the Australian Standard.