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How to find the perfect cot bed

Cot beds are an essential piece of furniture for newborns and infants in their first few years. Get your nursery baby ready to ensure your baby will have safe, supported sleep.

British Standards

First and foremost, you should check if the cot you're interested in purchasing is in line with the British Standards Institution (BSI). This ensures the safety of cot beds, so it's essential to look out for these before considering other aspects. Firstly, BS EN 716 encompasses safety measures for cot beds explicitly relating to the dimensions and sizes. Another one to look out for is BS 8509, which tests for the durability, strength and general safety requirements of beds for children up to 4 years old.


Whether you've decided to style your child's bedroom in unity with their sex or are looking for a cot bed that's gender neutral, you can find one that meets your needs. The cot bed is often the focal point of the bedroom, which is why our range of cot beds is versatile to fit all styles and aesthetics.

How to choose the right cot mattress

All mamas and papas want to ensure their baby is supported, comfortable and can have sweet dreams for the first few years. Whilst the cot itself is incredibly important, so is the mattress that resides in it. Continue reading to discover how to find the ideal cot mattress from our cosy collection for your little one.

Types of cot mattresses we stock

Open coil

One of the most widely used mattresses, the open coil spring system is brilliant for cot beds. Lightweight, hypoallergenic, soft and supportive, an open coil mattress is adequate to support your child in their formative years. Many include a waterproof cover to ensure the mattress stays clean, even if the sheets don't.

Pocket sprung

Another prevalent mattress type, pocket sprung units consist of individually moving springs for unparalleled support and comfort. They ensure the sleeping surface is rigid enough to support your baby's body while sleeping.

Cot mattress size

Most cot bed sizes are universal. However, we do stock options that differentiate from the norm. Generally, a mattress should be 60 x 120cm to fit inside cot beds. Still, several beds accommodate a mattress that is 70 x 140cm.

Why purchase with Mattressman?

Shopping with Mattressman is a simple and swift service. Our super-speedy delivery means you can get your new products as soon as the next working day if they're in stock and ordered before 4pm the previous day. On top of this, you can spread the cost price thanks to our flexible payments with Klarna. Pay in 3 instalments or within 30 days to better manage your payments. Lastly, we can remove and recycle your old mattress or bed frame for £25 per item, a service that can be added to your basket at checkout.
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