Caring for your Cot Mattress
Here are some hints and tips for getting the most out of your Ecosa cot mattress.
How to clean your Cot Mattress Cover
Remove washable cover.
Machine wash as normal.
Use a mild detergent & cold water.
Do not bleach.
Air dry where possible.
Or tumble dry on a cool setting.
How to clean your Cot Mattress Core
Prepare for washing.
Place the woven mattress core in the shower or bath, or even outdoors if necessary.
Spot clean any soiled areas.
Use a mild detergent and cold water.
Use a shower head or hose to rinse the mattress, using cold water.
Air dry where possible.
Ensure your mattress is completely dry before placing the cover on.
Safe sleeping and your Ecosa Cot Mattress
Red Nose is Australia’s leading organisation for infant sleep safety and evidence-based advice to help parents reduce the risk of sudden infant death.
Red Nose recommends six key steps for babies aged 0-12 months to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death:
Always place baby on their back to sleep,
(with their feet at the bottom of the cot)
Keep baby’s face and head uncovered.
Keep baby smoke free, before and after birth.
Use a safe sleeping environment, night & day.
Sleep baby in safe cot in parents’ room.
(for the first 6-12 months)
These recommendations have helped reduce the incidence of sudden infant death and fatal sleeping accidents in Australia by 85%, saving over 10,000 babies’ lives since 1988.
For more information, visit rednose.org.au/safesleep
Additional safety advice from Red Nose:
A firm, flat and correctly fitted mattress helps keep your baby safe while sleeping.
Set up your cot and mattress using the latest safety advice from Red Nose – a safe cot is one that meets the mandatory Australian standard (AS/NZS 2172:2003), has a firm flat mattress, and safe bedding.
Never tilt or elevate your Ecosa Cot Mattress and always use it in a cot of the correct size and shape – a correct fitting mattress has no greater than 20mm of space between the cot sides or ends when centered.
If using a mattress protector, it should be thin and fit snugly to the mattress, but not so tightly that it curves or distorts the shape of the mattress. Note: a mattress protector will reduce the breathability of the Ecosa Cot Mattress.
Always remove the packaging and dust cover before using the mattress.
Never place additional layers or folded blankets on top of the mattress – this makes the surface too soft and increases the risk of baby overheating or suffocating.
Never place additional items in the cot such as bumpers, pillows, toys, lambswool or bulky bedding – this significantly increases the risk of sudden infant death.
Use lightweight bedding made from natural fibres such as cotton
A safe infant sleeping bag with baby’s arms out, well fitted around the neck and chest and with no hood, OR lightweight blanket, firmly tucked in and pulled up only to baby’s chest height.
For more tips and safe sleeping advice, visit rednose.org.au/safesleep.