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As a new parent, buying the right bed for your baby is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. It’s also one of the most exciting parts. Seriously, who doesn’t love a freshly decorated nursery?

But with every mum out there swearing their crib choice is the best, it’s hard to know which one to buy. *Spoiler alert, it’s totally up to you.

However, there is one thing the ‘Mum Brigade’ will all agree on, and that’s the importance of keeping your baby safe. They’d also do anything for a good night’s sleep.  

So, what if we told you that choosing the right mattress could give you both of those things?

And what’s more, that you could choose any style of crib or cot and know that your little one is sleeping safely?

Read on to find out how…

Why is a quality mattress so important?

One of the main concerns of new parents is how safe their child is when they sleep. And as newborns are unable to regulate their temperature, a lot of pressure is loaded on Mum and Dad to get things right. But before you start obsessing over central heating dials and whether you’ve dressed them in too many layers (trust us, you will), there is one thing you can sort right now. And that’s to make sure that your baby’s bed is safe and will discourage overheating. Not sure where to go? We are huge fans of Naturalmat mattresses as the materials they use are self-ventilating and help babies regulate their body temperature for a comfortable and healthy night’s sleep. Plus, you can trust that they know what they’re doing, as Naturalmat have been hand-making 100% natural and organic baby and children’s mattresses from their Devon workshop for over 20 years. They were also the first company in the UK to create a completely natural nursery mattress and have a strong belief system in using sustainable and carefully selected raw materials, including organic coir (coconut husk!), natural latex and organic lambswool, for supreme comfort and reliability.

How your baby’s mattress will help you both sleep better

If you can imagine, or remember, what it feels like to stay in a hot and poorly air-conditioned hotel room, then this is precisely what it feels like for your baby when their sleep environment becomes too warm. Ensuring that their mattress is made from natural and breathable materials will not only give you peace of mind and help you sleep better, but they will too.

Improve their sleep when you travel

Made your first trip away as a family and realised it doesn’t always go to plan? “Why aren’t they sleeping? We hear you scream! Well, is it any wonder when lots of pricey travel cots come with a pitiful mattress that could easily blow away in the wind? We wouldn’t want to go to bed on them either. Lucky then that our clever friends at Naturalmat have a solution for that too – their innovative travel cot mattress rolls up and provides a comfortable overlay for any cot. Available in four sizes based on parents’ most popular choices, you can also choose the option to have one tailor-made, so you know it’s the exact fit and match for your crib.

Take care of their skin

Another thing that all new Mums worry about is how to look after their baby’s delicate soft skin. With a plethora of products out there helping us to wash and soothe them safely, it’s essential that we extend this care to other elements, i.e. their clothing and bedding. Thankfully Naturalmat mattresses can be trusted for that too, as they are hypoallergenic and completely chemical-free. Plus, their unique blend of cotton and organic lambswool acts as a natural fire retardant (meaning no chemicals are used). And all their mattresses are treated with an all-natural anti-bed bug and dust mite formula, making them perfect for children with allergies or sensitive skin.

Ensure your stylish crib is safe

Found a raffia crib on Etsy but worried you won’t be able to find a mattress that fits? Or maybe you’re real fancy and have a family heirloom that you need a new mattress for. Naturalmat has a bespoke service that can be used to create a completely tailored made mattress that will fit whatever size, shape or style you choose. Problem solved.

The Mum Club members can get 20% off their first Naturalmat Baby mattress by using the code TMC20 at checkout when they place their order.

What our Mums say:

Just received my naturalmat quilted coco mats for my twins and couldn’t be happier. The quality of workmanship is evident and while the mattress itself is firm and supportive the quilted layer is so soft to touch and will be so cosy and comfortable. Communication with naturalmat throughout the ordering process was excellent and delivery was very prompt.

Sarah Hartery

Choosing the correct mattress for our brand new arrival was an important purchase for us as first time parents, doing research into the materials and chemicals used in some of the crib mattresses on the market, we started to look for a more natural and sustainable product. As soon as we found out about natural mat we fell in love with the brand, my partner has sensitive skin so for us having an organic mattress made from natural products and being chemical free for our baby was important. On arrival, the mattress was packaged beautifully and fit perfectly into the crib. It feels comfortable and supportive, we are extremely pleased with the product.

Harriet Devaney
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