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

INSTRUCTION

  HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TETRA MATTRESS

A safe baby mattress is one that fits your sleeping unit properly. 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.   

Measurement Guide
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, start the measurements from 4cm above the inside base.
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.

 

  INSTALLING YOUR TETRA MATTRESS

As Tetra Tea Tree Flakes are a natural fibre they will move within the mattress structure when in transit. 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 instal the mattress correctly. This should only take 1 minute when done correctly.

 

Installation 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.

Begin with the middle section of the mattress and knead the Tea Tree into the side walls. An easy way to do this is to rake the Tea Tree through the casing with your fingers spread and your palms down. You will feel the Tea Tree move to the side.

Next work on the outer sections of the mattress by kneading the Tea Tree into the end walls.We recommend that you place a flat palm along one side of the seam line and rake the Tea Tree out from the seam to the wall with the other hand.

When you have finished pushing the Tea Tree into the mattress settle into a flat and firm position with your open palms as you would with bed sheeting.

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.

Ongoing Use
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 the Tea Tree Flakes. We only recommend an oversize fitted sheet or a tucked-in standard sheet.

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