About the Cot Mattress Company

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A Little About Us

The team behind the Cot Mattress Company Ltd has over 30 years experience in the manufacturing, development, distribution and marketing of cot, crib, pram and Moses basket mattresses.

We were the first in the UK to sell baby mattresses on the internet in 1998 (not many people online in those days!). Hundreds of thousands of mattresses sold since then. Our range of cot mattresses has evolved over the years with the development of new materials, pocket springs, microfibre, coir, natural pocket springs, lambswool, bamboo, Coolmax© Maxispace, and now heavy duty coir.etc. Our policy is the same now as it was in 1998. The best baby mattress with the best customer service.

We are passionate (probably fanatical) about safety and customer care. We were the first to ban PVC from cot mattresses when there was the first hint of PVC phalates being carcinogenic, Obviously every cot and crib and Moses Basket we sell exceeds British Standards. We test our mattresses regularly.

We are mindful of all the scares that surround cot mattresses :- mattress wrapping, electromagnetic field (EMF), PDEs fire retardant chemicals. Toxic gases. We offer specially designed products that will combat these fears, whether they are unproven or not, see our guide to buying a mattress.

In the light of the Blue Planet documentary and the avalanche of data regarding the effects of products on our environment  we have taken a long hard look at the products we offer.

We no longer despatch our cot mattresses in heavy plastic sacks that go to land-fill but use cardboard boxes from a sustainable source, that are recyclable. 

We have improved the quality of our foam considerably so it has a longer life, Where you may have bought two mattresses in the past to last you,  our new cot mattresses will last longer and guaranteed for 5 years. 

Our NightyNite® mattresses use 30/150  and 50/215 foam this is a huge step up in durability, support  and comfort. Virtually all of the high street stores and internet giants use 24/130 foam  Our mattresses are much less likely to dip or sink and will last longer..

 Recently a new strong fibre can now be made from recycled plastic bottles and can be combined with pocket springs instead of using foam.

When foam products are manufactured, all the foam off cuts were waste and used to go to land-fill. Now we can regenerate this foam hence the birth of "Multi-foam" this product will be available in April 2019.

We are delighted with our "Easychange®" range of cot mattresses, we have received more positive feedback about this range than anything else. Especially the Excellence Easychange range.

Sometimes enthusiasm gets the better of us, We developed a full range of Platinum crib  mattresses with pocket springs, Coolmax© & Maxispace and 50 CMHR foam. Probably the best crib mattress you can buy in the U.K.

"We are baby mattress Nerds"  relentlessly looking to improve our mattresses. After testing more new products in 2018, In April this year (2019) we added a layer of lambswool to our firm pocket sprung crib mattresses.

For safety it is well known you must have a  supportive firm mattress but we felt we could improve the initial lie for a new delicate baby with 1 cm of natural lambswool (still retains the support and firmness) and makes one lovely mattress. Currently this is unique to The Cot Mattress Company, but as with everything we do, we will have "followers" .         

First in the U.K. to develop a full range of 100% bamboo sheets for Cots, Cribs, Prams, and Moses baskets. 100% bamboo is soft and gorgeous and ideal for asthma and eczema sufferers as bugs cant live in it.

Our NaturalStart range of Cot, Cot-bed, Crib and Moses Basket Mattresses are absolutely top quality and affordable. We have proved it is possible to make a better natural mattress and at a cheaper price too. Our new range of Easychange natural mattresses with interchangeable zip off  natural toppers

One of our latest products took us two years of painstaking development.Launched in Spring 2015 The Supreme Easychange, A natural pocket sprung cot mattress and no metal, the creme de la creme of natural cot mattresses.

Memory foam OK for adults, but not for babies. We really have spent a lot of time looking at this as we keep getting asked for it. We are not convinced of its safety, too many unanswered questions, over heating, pooling, chemicals etc, 

One of our developments in December 2015 was the Easychange Supreme cot mattress for which we won a Bronze Award in the Mum and Baby best products of year 2016.

Going forward to 2019 the response and feedback to our Easychange range has been so outstanding we are going to phase out basic covers and switch totally to the Easychange®  design with machine washable toppers that zip on a waterproof safetex cover. We are also going to extend the Easychange range to Crib and Next to Me Mattresses.  (now available)

The pressure on all manufacturers is to respond to the needs of the environment



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