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Cot Bed Mattresses – Why They Are Important For Your Baby’s Growth

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Bringing up a baby can be a very exciting and nerve wrecking experience. Your life completely changes when you have to focus on caring for someone else. There are many things that you have to prepare for including the many baby products and clothing you will need to buy. Today, the choice of baby products and accessories is huge and this can be overwhelming for many first time parents. You have to try and figure out what you really need. The reality is that you will not need half of the stuff and is sold to you. The best advice is to focus on the essentials such as baby food, clothing, cots and cot bed mattresses.

The first year of your child’s life is very important for its growth. At this stage the baby’s bone structure is soft and supple therefore, it will need a soft but firm mattress to support its body. When it comes to cot mattresses you have basically 2 types to choose from. These include either the foam and spring cot mattress. The foam mattress is the less expensive and lighter of the two. They come in various thicknesses from 70 mm to 4 inches. Obviously the thicker the foam the more support your baby will have. In the past there has been a lot of negative media surrounding the use of chemicals in certain foam products and a possible link to cot death. This link has never been proven and the toxic chemicals that were used in the past have now been removed. The spring mattress uses circular spring coils that are covered in protective padding for comfort. These are more expensive than foam, however they provide the best support and are more durable.

To prolong the life of the mattress many people use a cot bed mattress protector. The protector prevents the likes of moisture from perspiration and milk spillages leaking into the mattress where germs and bacteria can breed. Many of the modern mattress protectors have special layers that are not only waterproof they are also able to absorb moisture which helps your little one sleep more comfortably by staying dry.