Pregnancy and Birth

Your guide to choosing a cot mattress

Baby Mattress

A cot mattress is one of the most important things you will buy when you are kitting out your nursery. Why? Because a well-rested baby, means a well-rested you! ClevaMama have been supplying mattresses since 2003, so we’ve learned what’s most important when buying a cot mattress. Here are some key points to help you choose.


The more comfortable your baby is, the better they will sleep. Our range includes the innovative Premium ClevaFoam Support Mattress, the award-winning Premium Deluxe ClevaFoam® Pocket Sprung Baby Mattress, and specialized options like our AirGo, Waterproof, and Climate Control mattresses. For newborns, our range includes the ClevaFoam® Support Baby Mattress Bedside Crib, and the Naturals Collection Moses Basket with ClevaFoam Mattress & Stand. So no matter which you choose, you are guaranteed a peaceful night’s sleep for your little one.

Firm support

Your baby shouldn’t ‘sink’ into a mattress so choose one that will support your baby’s weight as they grow. Firm support is also important to help prevent Flat Head Syndrome, which occurs when a baby’s soft head becomes misshapen due to pressure on certain areas of the skull. Our ClevaFoam products are scientifically proven to reduce pressure on the back of your baby’s head by 50% and to increase support by 80% (Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland).


To ensure a safe night’s sleep, your baby’s mattress must be non-toxic, breathable, and a perfect fit for your little one’s cot or bed, so always measure up before purchasing. There should never be any more than a 3cm gap between the mattress and the cot/bed frame. ClevaMama mattresses are OEKO-TEK certified and have been tested for 350 different harmful substances. This means they are non-toxic, gentle on your baby’s skin and are certified asthma and allergy friendly.


A clean, fresh bed ensures a comfortable, restful sleep. ClevaMama breathable mattresses keep your baby cool, which helps to minimize sweating. They’re also infused with baby-safe anti-mite and anti-fungal treatment. Each ClevaMama® mattress features a removable washable cover. Explore our Mattress Protector range to prolong the life of your mattress and keep your little one comfortable.

Springs or foam?

One of the most popular questions from parents when it comes to choosing a cot mattress is whether a mattress with springs or foam is better? There is no huge difference between the quality of the Pocket Sprung Mattress or the Premium ClevaFoam Mattress. Both are equally supportive for your baby’s needs and have all the same key features. The only difference being that one has springs and one doesn’t. The choice is yours!


All ClevaMama cot mattresses come with a 3-year guarantee. So when you choose a ClevaMama cot mattress, you are making a sound, safe choice. Now that’s something to help you sleep better at night.

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