Baby Mattresses - Landfill Recycling - Biodegrading

Posted by Roger Abrahams on

As the world changes with increased concern over the environment, recycling and landfill. There is now a move away from plastics, however if we have to use them, then we can use them in a more sustainable way.

Here at The Cot Mattress Company we too are doing our bit to help reduce landfill by offering recycled or natural products or by increasing the life of baby mattresses so they can be as good as new for at least 5-7 years instead of 1-2 years.

A Higher Quality Foam

For many years the marketing advice has been  “New Baby New Mattress”. This was mainly because used mattresses dipped or dented and soiled easily, There was also a theory that urine reacted with  foam and gave off a toxic gas and it made an old mattress risky to use. 

With advancements in technology a cot mattress can now be made from a much higher grade of foam to encapsulate the springs, it will give continued support (blue top foam) and will not collapse. Coupled with this if your cot mattress has washable  breathable covers and waterproof protection then your mattress should maintain its new look for many years and you can confidently use it. 

NightyNite® cot mattresses are more comfortable, hygienic, supportive, durable, and breathable. Yes, there is a small increase in cost to use higher quality components, (perhaps a penny a day), but considering your baby will use a cot for 9000 hours and a cot bed for 20.000 hours - it's well worth the investment for a more comfortable, safer nights sleep.  

Fibre Made From  Recycled Plastic Bottles

 The Fibre in our mattresses is made from recycled plastic bottles. The quality of fibre has recently improved to such an extent that we can confidently offer a superb quality Eco fibre mattress, with pocket springs, lambswool and our Easychange® covers. You may see ordinary fibre mattresses on sale for under £35, OK for occasional use.


This is simply foam off-cuts that can now be fused together to make a new superior cot mattress, (instead of ending up in landfill).

Coir and Lambswool

A natural mattress made from high quality components with or without the addition of pocket springs.

Cardboard Boxes

In 2013 we ceased using very heavy-duty plastic wrap for outer coverings to deliver mattresses to our customers.

All our cot mattresses are delivered to you box packed using recyclable cardboard.


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