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
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 memory foam.
If you are buying a new 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 organic 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 type 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 type for your little one.
The foam used for mattresses meet current UK standards are safe for babies and is flame retardant.
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 choice is a good option if you are on a budget, there are some great value options that are safe and comfortable. The most important thing when considering buying 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.
Currently the best 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
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
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.