Cot Bed Mattress Protector


A cot bed mattress protector is a neccessity in any and indeed every cot bed.

What is a Cot Bed?

A cot bed is a slightly larger version of a cot and is sometimes used as a transition cot between a standard cot and a single bed, but many parents buy a cot bed right from the start as it gives baby a little more room and baby won't grow out of it as soon as they might in a standard cot. A cot bed usually measures around 70cm x 140cm.

Why do I need a Cot Bed Mattress Protector?

A cot bed mattress protector is a neccesity because without one a mattress can become damp and stained. This dampness can then lead to a growth of mould and bacteria, this can even happen with a waterproof wipeable mattress because you can never be certain that you have cleaned the surface enough to remove this bacteria and mould. Unless of course you use chemicals to wipe it down with but that is not recommended on a baby's cot.

A waterproof fitted sheet style cot bed mattress protector is the ideal solution. It can be easily fitted to the cot bed mattress and just as easily removed.

When choosing a cot bed mattress protector there are several factors to take into account.

It needs to be waterproof, of course, to stop anything from coming through to the mattress. It needs to be easily fitted and removed. It needs to be machine washable at high temperatures to kill bacteria and dust mites, and ideally you should be able to tumble dry it to get it ready to use again as quickly as possible. It should also be dust mite proof as dust mites are known to be responsible for the onset of asthma, eczema and allergies in some children. Finally it should be as comfortable and unobtrusive as possible in use.

As an independent mattress protector specialist we are able to view and source products from all around the world to ensure that we find the very best product for every situation.

What features do I need to look out for in a Cot Bed Mattress Protector

Our cot bed mattress protectors meets exactly the recommended specification and unlike some cot bed mattress protectors that we have seen does not include any plastics or pvc which can make baby very hot and uncomfortable.

Soft and Absorbent

Our Cot Bed Mattress Protector has a soft absorbent cotton rich deep pile terry upper surface that is designed to soak up as much moisture and liquid as possible. This is then absorbed and distributed across the surface of the terry. This helps it to dry out and stops it from pooling at the lowest point. If a cot bed mattress protector does not have this deep pile upper surface it means that liquids remain in one place for longer.

Waterproof yet Breathable

On the underside of the terry towelling layer is an ultrafine waterproof membrane. This membrane is made from polyurethane. The reason we use polyurethane is that it is completely inert, it does not contain any toxins and does not release any gases or fumes. The really great thing about this layer is that it is breathable. This means that liquids cannot pass through it but water vapour can. The result is a waterproof layer that does not make the baby hot and uncomfortable, if it wasn't breathable then excessive perspiration and sweating can occur.

Some cot bed mattress protectors have a waterproof underside that is applied to the upper layer whilst it is in a wet liquid form, which is pasted onto the back and once dry is waterproof. The problem with this method is that there are high and low spots created which can either wear sooner or create bumps in the surface. Our cot bed mattress protector uses a waterproof membrane that is applied as a finished uniformly even film which is then bonded to the underside.

Easy to Use

Our cot bed mattress protector goes on in the same way as a fitted sheet, it has an elasticated stretch side skirt that holds it in place. This means that it is easy to remove and to replace. Some mums use two at a time which means that if baby needs changing during the night and the cot bed mattress protector has become wet, it can be quickly removed, leaving a clean dry one in place. Our cot bed mattress protector can be machine washed at temperatures up to 90c which ensures that bacteria, mould and dust mites are destroyed and can then be tumble dried if required.

Dust Mite Proof

This cot bed mattress protector is also dust mite proof. Dust mites require a food source (skin particles), moisture and bacteria to survive. More dust mites are found in mattresses than in any other place in our homes and dust mites are known to be responsible for the onset of asthma, eczema and allergies in some children. The waterproof membrane in our cot bed mattress protector stops skin particles and moisture getting through to the mattress and stops dust mites and their waste products from passing through from the mattress side.

Comfortable in Use

The whole combination of a soft absorbent cotton rich terry upper with a fine noise free and breathable waterproof membrane means that this cot bed mattress protector is virtually undetectable in use, convenient and easy to use and provides protection to both baby and mattress.

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Cot Bed Mattress Protector