117 x 54 cm was a mattress size that fitted many cots that were popular in the 1980's and 1990's the old size 46 x 21"
These cots taking a 117 x 54 mattress were sold in hundreds by small baby shops throughout the UK and also by Mothercare and John Lewis, Argos ETC.
They are now coming out of the loft and being used for the next generation.
lots of parents-to-be like the idea of using the cots they were brought up in. Or have the cot at the grandparents and used for visits
Obviously the cots need a new mattress and here at the Cot Mattress Company we make some very high quality mattresses to go with your very memorable cot.
Our Mattresses will last for several babies they are safe comfortable durable, supportive, breathable, waterproof and most of all hygienic. This means that during and after use you can keep your mattress clean and hygienic
It is not a requirement to have a new mattress for every baby providing:-
1) You know its history and how well it was looked after.
2) The mattress has a protector (preferably wipe clean and or washable) that is waterproof and will prevent body fluids getting to the core foam or springs or coir and lambswool The waterproof protector can sit under a washable cover and over the base.
3) The covers have been washed regularly at 60°c the temperature required to kill dust mites.
4 ) The mattress has no visible dents or dips has been well maintained.
5) The mattress has been stored clean. All covers or toppers and protective core cover all can machine washable at 60°c. A fixed waterproof protective base cover can be cleaned with an anti-bacterial cleaner like Milton.
If you have bought a quality mattress you will be able to use it again and again provided it passes the 5 conditions above.
Nightynite , UK's leading cot mattress brand - The best your baby can get