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Mattress Update!

Little Green Sheep LogoWe visited the Little Green Sheep showroom yesterday and were very impressed with their mattresses.

Picture of Organic Cot Bed MattressI was very surprised and delighted at the firmness of their Organic Wool mattress (£175 cot bed size) which I understand is because they have 3 layers of wool surrounding the coir inner. I was expecting it to be as squashy as a foam mattress but it was nice and firm.

This mattress is certified organic by the Soil Association and handmade in Wales. So we bought one!

Then we spent ages discussing the dilemma over bedding! It seemed mad to compromise the benefits of having an organic mattress with non-organic cot bed sheets that would use cotton treated with chemicals (pesticides etc). However, the Little Green Sheep organic bedding is made in Germany! I have managed to source an organic fitted bottom sheet made in the UK but cannot find any UK made organic flat top sheets. So I’m not sure what we are going to do about it!

Also we hadn’t really thought about the fact we’d need mattress protectors. Interestingly most mattress protectors cover most of the mattress but the ones designed by the Little Green Sheep company just cover the mattress top to allow more breathability. They also have a very clever polyurethane waterproof inner layer which stops the protector from making a crinkling noise!

So in the end we decided to just buy 2 Little Green Sheep organic mattress protectors (£58.95 twin pack) as it seemed to make sense! At least they are not made in China or India!

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Mattress Madness!

Picture of Mothercare MattressAs you will know from my previous post on cot bed mattresses on 15th July (A Good Night’s Sleep!) we were thinking of buying the Mothercare Luxury Pocket Sprung Mattress. We really didn’t know what to look for in a cot bed mattress and this one we found at Mothercare is also made in the UK which is quite unusual and difficult to find in this shop!

Since then we have realised that this mattress will be full of man-made materials and chemicals. We have asthma and eczema running in both families so we need to make sure everything is as natural as possible to try to prevent our daughter from developing these health issues.

Little Green Sheep LogoNaturalmat LogoSo I started to look for cot bed mattresses made of natural materials and found 2 companies; Naturalmat and the Little Green Sheep.

Picture of Organic Cot Bed MattressPicture of Coco Organic Cot Bed MattressThey both sell natural and organic cot bed mattresses made in the UK and manufactured from coconut coir and wool. The mattresses are 100% chemical-free, naturally fire retardant, non-allergenic, breathable and anti-dust mite. Both come with a 5 year guarantee and conform to the British Standards for cot bed mattresses.

I found that the Little Green Sheep company is based only 27 miles away near Alcester in Warwickshire, so we have arranged to visit their showroom on Saturday to see the mattresses. I’ll update the blog if we decide to buy one!

A Good Night’s Sleep!

I’ve been awake since 4.20am due to hip pain of sleeping on my sides (recommended when pregnant)! Evidently it’s a common problem due to hormones softening bones ready for labour! So I thought seeing as I’m up I’ll add a post about mattresses!

To be honest it seems very hard to decide on the best cot bed mattress to buy. There are so many options and types of mattress that it’s hard to determine which to select. I think a pocket sprung mattress sounds good and something hypoallergenic. Having a washable cover also sounds like a good idea but apart from that who knows what other features are essential?!

Picture of Mothercare MattressOn one of my trips around Mothercare I happened to notice some mattresses and more importantly a label on one of them saying “Made in England“. So I noted the name and looked it up in their catalogue and found it was their Luxury Pocket Sprung Mattress.

  • Individual pocket sprung provide superior support for your baby’s back, neck and head
  • Removable machine washable cover containing Spacetec and COOLMAX reduces over-heating
  • Silver ions in COOLMAX freshFX help prevent bacterial and fungal growth
  • Wipeable, waterproof layer

It seems to have everything and more for £15o!