As we prepare for the arrival of our 2nd baby you’d be forgiven for thinking we have everything already. We do have most of the essentials and so many of Piglet’s items will be reused. We have a pram, car seat, clothes and a cot all ready to go. One things I refuse to reuse though is the mattress.
It has yet to be proven, but there is some research to indicate that using a second hand mattress from outside the family home can increase the risk of SIDS. If you are going to use one then you should ensure that it is still firm and flat, that it had been covered with a waterproof cover and has no rips or tears.
Although Piglet’s mattress is still in great condition, for me it is a risk I’m just not willing to take with a new baby. We have been sent a Merifor Serenity cot bed mattress to try out. Fresh, new and ready for the baby.
The mattress arrived within a large box, with a handle to make it easier to move around. Being pregnant, I delegated the moving of the mattress to the boys bedroom to my other half! Within the box the mattress was safely packaged in a plastic coating to protect it.
The Serenity range of mattress are pocket sprung and are designed to adapt to your child’s change in weight and shape as they grow. I love this as shouldn’t have to change the mattress as the baby gets older, it should last until he outgrows the cot bed.
The fabric on the outer cover is breathable and has had a heat regulating treatment to help little ones stay cool in the heat. There is a zip which allows this outer cover to be removed and washed at 60 degrees if required. Piglet drools so much in his sleep, and so I am accustomed to washing both his sheets and mattress protectors multiple times a week. Having a washable outer layer as part of the mattress means I don’t have to fit an additional mattress protector to the Merifor mattress.
The inner layer is waterproof, to protect the core of the mattress. It has unique Ellergenic technology and has allergy protection to help keep your little ones healthy. The mattress can be used as just the inner layers while the outer layer is in the wash, so there’s no need to rush the laundry if it’s coming up for nap time!
The cot bed mattress is 140cm x 70cm x 10cm, which I have found to mean it should fit most standard cot beds. It is a lovely snug fit in ours with no gaps around the edge. Priced at £220 it is at the higher end of the scale, but I do think it is priced competitively when you take into account the features it has.
Overall I am really pleased with the mattress. I can only hope that when the little guy puts in an appearance that he will love it too!
We were sent a Merifor Serenity cot bed mattress for the purpose of carrying out a review. All words and opinions are my own.
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