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Moses Basket Mattress

It is very important to have the right type of moses basket mattress for your baby to sleep on. Very young babies should sleep on their back and so need good support from a firm mattress. It also needs to be breathable and prevent moisture soaking through into the foam.

If you're borrowing a crib or a cot, or using one that's been used by another of your children, you should ideally buy a new mattress - nhs.uk
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A new mattress should be the right size for the basket being neither too big or too small. It is recommended that you buy a mattress for your moses basket that has a good quality foam. The denser the foam the better support it will give and it will be less likely to form dips where the baby is laying. It should spring back to shape once baby is lifted off the bed like a memory foam mattress.

If you are buying a new moses basket mattress or a replacement moses basket mattress we can help you find the correct size and type for your baby. If this is your first child it can be confusing and the safety of your newborn will probably be at the forefront of your mind. You might be worrying about an allergenic with your baby response from a product you buy or if you really need to buy an organic mattress or even what level of firmness it has to be.

There is some research that found an increased chance of SIDS when using a second-hand mattress although the link is not yet proven.

You may be worrying about buying the wrong mattress after hearing lots of conflicting advice and may have questions you haven't been able to find the answer to. Don't worry this simple guide will set you on the right track to purchasing the perfect baby mattress for your little one.

Best Foam Moses Basket Mattress
Moses Basket Mattress Sizes
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The foam used for mattresses meet current UK standards are safe for babies and is flame retardant.

What Types of Baby Mattress Are There?

There are two main types, foam and natural. Every product being sold in the UK should meet UK standards and are safe for your baby. Here are some important points.

‣ Can be kept clean
‣ Is comfortable and supportive
‣ Is fully breathable to prevent baby getting too hot
‣ Always prevent bodily fluids soaking into the mattress

Cheap Moses Basket Mattress

The cheapest type you can buy are the CMHR28 (Combustion Modified High Resilience Foam) 3cm deep foam pad mattresses with a removeable cover or a fixed waterproof cover.

An economy mattress is a good option if you are on a budget. The most important thing when considering buying a mattress for a baby is the size and whether it is flat and firm. You need to make sure there are no gaps around the edge of the mattress when it is fitted into the moses basket.

Comfort is also a consideration but bare in mind a baby needs a firm flat surface to sleep on. Whilst it may feel hard to you and maybe not as comfortable as you'd expect these baby mattresses are designed for safety.

Many parents have opted for a luxury moses basket mattress which they have reported to be more comfortable for their little one. Obviously they can't ask their baby about comfort but many have said that paying extra for a quality mattress has resulted in a more contented night's sleep and less waking up and crying as the baby cannot settle.

Best Foam Mattress

There are thicker types that usually have a breathable removable machine washable cover and provide a more luxurious cushioning sleeping surface.

buy the best mattress for a moses basket

Currently the best moses basket mattress based on quality, value and the number of satisfied parents is the Suzy Microfibre Hypoallergenic Moses Basket Mattress. It's reversible, British made with CMHR28 foam, Anti Bacterial, Anti Dust Mite, Anti Fungal and 60 degree Machine Washable.

Alvi moses basket and pram mattress

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Upgrade the standard flimsy mattress that comes with your mattress or Chicco 4 in 1 with the ultimate in comfort and safety. The Alvi pram and moses basket mattress can be used with prams and moses baskets that will fit a 75cm x 33cm mattress.

This is a very soft, thick and comfortable quality mattress that offers support and is worth paying a bit more than a standard foam mattress for the comfort it offers.

It's 3 layer design prevents the buildup of heat. Its cooling, naturally ventilating design helps regulate temperature and moisture to prevent your baby from overheating. The cover absorbs moisture and dries quickly whilst the inner layer channels fresh air through the mattress.

The outer cover protects the core from moisture, it's also removable, washable (60c) and is safe for the tumble dryer.

Will fit Cosatto pushchair pram, Mothercare pram, Venicci pram, Bugaboo Cameleon 3 carrycot, Oyster carrycot, Egg carrycot. It will be too big for Mamas and Papas moses baskets and carrycots.

Natural moses basket mattress

natural moses basket mattress

As a parent you are naturally worried about how safe your baby's sleeping arrangements are especially in the early months of their lives.

If you're concerned about your baby sleeping on man made materials and worried about the fire retardant chemical used in foam mattresses that natural alternative is a coir (coconut fibre). A natural mattress may be filled with coir or coir and banana leaf, palm or cactus to provide a natural supportive alternative to man made foam.

Moses Basket Mattress Sizes

It is important to get the correct size to fit your moses basket correctly, it should not leave a large gap between the edge of the mattress and the moses basket. Conversely it should not be too large so as the entire mattress cannot be laid flat.

The sizes available go from 66cm in length up to 75cm with widths from 28cm to 30cm so you can buy a mattress of the correct size to fit.

Depths vary from 3.5cm to 5cm. The thicker the foam the more comfortable it tends to be for the baby.

Large Moses Basket Mattress

Buy a moses basket mattress 75 x 28
Buy a moses basket mattress 74 x 30
Buy a moses basket mattress 74 x 28

small moses basket mattress

Buy a moses basket mattress 66 x 28
Buy a moses basket mattress 67 x 30

...a firm mattress that fits the cot snugly without leaving spaces round the edges so your baby can't trap their head and suffocate.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/what-you-need-for-baby/

Moses Basket Mattress Cover Protector

The job of the moses basket mattress cover is to ensure the foam or natural filling inside does not become wet so as to encourage mould or react with the foam.

You should choose a product that has a fixed non-removable mattress cover that is waterproof and can be wiped clean. Mattresses with removable covers should be waterproof and machine washable.

Some mattresses such as the natural non-foam types may need a separate protector as they may just have an organic cotton covering which will not protect against liquids compared to a waterproof mattress. It is useful to have two mattress protectors or a waterproof mattress pad so as one can be in use whilst the other is in the wash.

A moses basket protector for your mattress will also protect against dust mites which are present in all mattresses and has nothing to do with cleanliness.

Moses Basket Mattress Sheet

Don't forget to buy fitted sheets for your moses basket mattress. These fit snugly and stretch to fit most sizes making it more comfortable for your little one.

You can find moses basket mattress fitted sheets in 100% cotton available in traditional colours such as white, cream, pink and blue. The Lullaby Trust recommends that you should avoid using soft or bulky bedding (such as quilts, pillows and duvets) as these increase the chance of SIDS.




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