Silver Cross has unveiled three new cot mattresses, with a host of features that promise a safe and comfortable night’s sleep for your baby and, hopefully therefore, you, too.
What makes these cot mattresses different is the British brand’s ‘True Fit technology’, which it says will help to minimise gaps at the corners of the cot, reducing the risk of your baby trapping their limbs between the mattress and the cot.
But with the top-of-the-range model costing nearly double the average price of a cot mattress, is it worth spending nearly £200 on a Silver Cross mattress?
Read on to find out everything you need to know about the new Silver Cross True Fit range, and visit our cot mattress reviews to see the ones that are good enough to be Best Buys, as well as which mattress has the dubious honour of being our only Don’t Buy cot mattress.
Silver Cross True Fit Classic cot mattress – £99
The True Fit Classic cot mattress is the most affordable in the Silver Cross range. It claims to have breathable hypo-allergenic fabrics, and a water resistant and easy-to-remove cover. This quilted cover can be zipped off and machined-washed at 60°C, which is the temperature we’d recommend using in order to help kill germs and ensure a hygienic sleeping environment for your little one.
The mattress is 140cm x 70cm, which is the standard cot bed mattress size. So it should fit the majority of cot beds available to buy. Find a suitable cot bed to use it with by taking a look at our Best Buy cot bed reviews.
Silver Cross True Fit Superior cot mattress – £149
The Superior is similar to the Classic, but also contains 190 individual pocket springs. Pocket sprung mattresses tend to give more body support as each spring can move independently of the others.
It also has soft, moisture-wicking natural materials to help the mattress stay dry and cool, and is reversible, with different levels of firmness on each side to accommodate the needs of your rapidly growing baby.
The extra-firm side is meant for babies less than 18 months old, while the opposite surface is a little more flexible and should provide a comfortable night’s sleep for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
It’s available in the two main cot mattress sizes: 120cm x 60cm and 140cm x 70cm. Read our cot mattress safety guide for advice on how your cot mattress should fit in your cot bed to avoid your baby getting hurt.
Silver Cross True Fit Premium cot mattress – £199
The Premium is even more feature-packed than the Classic and Superior mattresses and, unsurprisingly, is the priciest option. It has a higher number of pocket springs for an even greater level of body support and comfort, and is claimed to have increased moisture-wicking and heat-regulating qualities to provide a dry and cool microclimate.
It also has anti-allergy and anti-microbial properties to keep allergens, germs and bacteria away from your baby as they sleep. Lastly, it is reversible (in the same way the Superior is), has a machine-washable cover and is available in the standard 140cm x 70cm cot mattress size.
But at £200, it’s certainly at the top end of what you can expect to pay for a cot mattress. Read our cot mattress buying guide for more on how much you need to spend to get a good mattress for your baby.
How we test cot mattresses
We’ve previously tested the Silver Cross Portobello Cot Bed, and we’re hoping to get this brand new range of Silver Cross cot mattresses to our lab for assessment as soon as we can.
Your baby will be growling quickly, so our stringent tests look at every aspect of a cot mattress. Each one is tested for safety, durability, how easy it is to clean and how much moisture it lets in. This is so that we can tell you whether it’s supportive and firm enough for your rapidly developing child, how long it will last and whether it’s going to be an absolute pain to clean up any messes.
After all, you don’t want to be stuck having to fiddle with a mattress cover when trying to clean a soiled mattress and get a crying baby back to sleep in the middle of the night. Find out more in our guide to how we test cot mattresses.