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Buying Guide: Cot Mattresses to Kids Beds

Cot Mattresses
We make organic latex cot mattresses and futon cot mattresses for babies and young children. Both latex mattresses and futons are naturally supportive, warm, dry, and healthy. They are a great choice for kids bassinets and cots. They can be made to your specifications with a choice of materials and flexibility around sizes.

Important Bed Considerations
Safety and Health – At Futonz we use a range of natural materials completely free from toxins and metal. For babies, we recommend a firmer mattress for safety reasons.

Many children – especially those with allergies or asthma – are sensitive to artificial and synthetic materials. Futonz provide organic, natural and hypoallergenic material options, especially through our latex range.

Organic latex – We use only organic latex, meaning there are no chemicals used in the growing or processing of the material. Latex is a 100% natural material made from sap from the rubber tree.

Natural cotton – Cotton is also 100% natural, coming from within the seed pods of the cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum. We use raw cotton in our futons, and our futon covers and protectors are also made from 100% cotton.

Organic wool – Wool allows air to circulate and wicks excess moisture out of the mattress, keeping it fresh and dry. For Cot Futons, we use organic NZ wool.

Our experience and research suggest that there is increasing consensus that firm cot mattresses are best for sleeping babies. Research indicates that this reduces the chance of SIDS. Medium feel latex has a firm and dense feel, making it the perfect material for cot mattresses.

We make infant and baby mattresses to your size specifications. Simply tell us your cot frame size and we will make a mattress to fit.

Please contact us if you have any questions – you’ll be talking to someone that actually makes child mattresses – and so we are able to give advice on the size and material to best suit your child.

Beds for Toddlers
The basic bed base is perfect for toddlers! Since it is low to the ground your child can get in and out of bed easily, and you don’t have to worry about your child falling out of the bed.

The toddler bed follows on from the cot and is usually made for children aged around two to three years of age when they are capable of climbing out and escaping cots! When your baby outgrows a cot, a single mattress with a simple low futon frame is a good transition. The Basic Bed Base combined with a futon or latex mattress is a great choice that will last for a long time.

Children Aged Three to Teens
Futons or latex mattresses are great at this age and will provide a healthy sleep environment for growing bodies. Turned regularly, futons will be comfortable for 5-10 years, and we can recondition them with fresh cotton to extend this further. Latex mattresses are strong and resilient and will last for at least 20 years without special care. The latex mattresses do not require turning.

Choosing a Mattress
Health professionals often recommend organic, natural and hypoallergenic materials for a mattress for kids. This is particularly true for children with allergies or asthma.

We have a 7 days trial period we extend to all our standard mattresses and sizes.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding choosing a mattress for your child! We will be happy to help.