Moses Crib and Cot Mattresses - Buy With Informed Choice
Your Choice is either Fibre, Foam or Natural Coir and Lambswool? - The Facts
First lets talk about the base
Advantages of fibre
Made form recycled plastic bottles, good for the environment
Slightly more breathable than foam
Much, much cheaper than foam, Foam has rocketed in price, most companies are switching to fibre to be more competitively priced.
Good for occasional use at grandparents
Disadvantages of Fibre
Initially firm then poor support. dents and dips within months. Turning twice a week will help avoid this.
Will not last as long as quality foam,
Sinks, No elasticity does not bounce back, poor recovery
Advantages of Foam
There are many grades of foam this information relates to a good quality foam weight in excess of CMHR 28. Look for grades, Not descriptions, Grade A Nursery foam can mean as low as CMHR 25kg
Compared to fibre even basic quality foam CMHR 28 is firmer more supportive and durable and comfortable. Foam affords a better sleep. Good quality foam should last 2 to 3 years from birth
Disadvantages of Foam
Petroleum based product is a finite source
May need airing 24 hours before use
Slightly less breathable than fibre
Price has rocketed recently caused shortages in supply, hence the race to to cheaper fibre
Advantages or Coir and Wool
Natural product no smell, highly breathable
Renewable resource environmentally friendly
Very firm, best with 2cm wool either side
Excellent support and comfort highly durable last at least 5 years
Disadvantages of coir and wool
Not as flexible as fibre or foam do not bend, take care when changing the cover or changing sheets
Adding springs to Fibre, Foam or Coir and Lambswool
If you add quality springs to fibre you need a much higher grade of fibre or it will dip and dent and the price will be nearly as much as foam, so perhaps not really worth it. as fibre will never out perform foam for comfort
If you are buying a pocket sprung mattresses this is a minefield,
There are mattress at one end sold to hit a price point and use the basic components and at the other end cot mattresses that will last Five years and you can use if for next baby.
The secret when buying a foam mattress is to look for either the 3-5 year guarantee or even better the quality of the foam used.
Look for anything with a foam rating of 33/150 or above if it just says Nursery Foam it will be the basic stuff! if a company is proud of the quality of its components it will promote it.
When adding pocket springs to quality coir and lambswool this is one stunning product. Ticks every box firm comfortable durable, if made well it will last as long as the cot!
Next is covers
see you in a few days