A safe baby mattress is one that fits your sleeping unit properly. There should be no gaps where an infant can be stuck between the sleeping unit and the mattress.
Also the base and sides of the moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib are a very important part of how a mattress works as it forms part of the support structure. A baby mattress that is too small for its moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib may sink out and may not be firm enough.
A mattress that is too big for its moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib may puff up and not be firm enough. Follow the guide below to make sure you purchase the right size mattress for your baby’s moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib.
Remove the mattress from its packaging and lay it on a flat surface. Identify the seam lines that run across the mattress. The objective is simply to push the Tea Tree Flakes from where they may have moved in transit which tends to be in the middle of each section.
Place your mattress on a table or bench. Then place your arm from elbow to wrist on the mattress and lean using your upper body weight. Starting in the centre of the mattress, move your arms (from elbow to wrist) outwards. This is pressing the bark down as well as out. The indentions at the stitching line will lessen as the bark is sent out to the seams. You only have to do this 2-3 times you will see the difference.
If you have done this correctly you will see that the mattress has lengthened into the correct size. It is now ready to be placed in the moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib.
We recommend that the mattress is re-settled every time the sheeting is changed.
Note: Take care if considering the use of regular fitted sheets on Tetra Mattresses as it may pull on the Tea Tree Filling. If you see this then use a flat sheet only.