Tetra Cot Mattresses comply with Australian Firmness Standard AS/NZS 8811.1

Mattress fitting & instructions

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZED TETRA MATTRESS

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.   

Baby Mattress

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HOW TO MEASURE 

To correctly determine which size mattress you need measure the dimensions of the baby moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib from the inside at the base.  Measure the width and the length of the unit. If the moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib does not have straight walls, for example like a typical bassinet (middle image above), then start your the measurements from 4cm above the inside of the base. This will ensure you take into account the 'flaring out' of the bassinets sides. Also take note of whether the baby moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib sleeping unit has square or rounded corners and make sure you choose the mattress with the right corners.

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INSTALLING YOUR TETRA MATTRESS

As Tetra Tea Tree Flakes are a natural fibre and they may move within the mattress structure when in transit. If this occurs then the Tea Tree Flakes need to be settled back into the structured mattress casing before placing it in the moses basket, bassinet, cradle, cot or crib for use. To ensure the safest use follow the following guide to ensure that you install the mattress correctly. This should only take 1 minute when done correctly.

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UNPACKING AND INSTALLING GUIDE

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.

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ON-GOING MAINTENANCE

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.