Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress review

from Simba
RRP  £299.00
Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress

by Stephanie Spencer |
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Sleep is even more important for children than it is for adults, so Simba have packed all their award-winning tech into this double-sided, 8–layered Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress.

It’s designed to last through babyhood and beyond, and ensures your newborn is safe from bacteria, allergens and chemicals, whilst sleeping on the firm, flat sleep surface they need. Then at 12 months+ flip it over for the cushioned, edge-to-edge support that toddlers need. It includes a water resistant inner and washable cover and is suitable from birth to 3 years old and above.

Pros

  • Free delivery
  • 2 year guarantee
  • Designed to last
  • Soft
  • Eight layers

Cons

  • Expensive
  • The Hybrid® Cot Bed Mattress has a double-sided design. We've added helpful Firmer/Softer labels to each side of the mattress so you'll always know which side is which
  • Soft, breathable, knitted outer. Breathable cover. Removable for machine washing.
  • Water-resistant inner lining. Breathable, fixed inner lining wraps round internal layers for durability and shape retention. 100% breathable.
  • Thick layer of firm Simba Renew. Breathable, firm comfort layer ensures the recommended flat, firm sleep surface for babies up to 12 months.
  • Responsive Aerocoil® spring layer. Innovative central spring layer provides responsive support for toddlers aged 1-3yrs; firmer springs provide edge-to-edge stability and roll-free security.
  • Medium layer of Simba Renem. Medium to firm comfort layer provides optimum core support for toddlers.
  • Cushioning layer of  Simba Renew. A more cushioned, comfort layer provides soft, cloud-like surface support.
  • Water-resistant inner lining Breathable, fixed inner lining wraps round internal layers for durability and shape retention. 100% breathable.
  • Soft, breathable knitted outer. Breathable, anti-allergenic cover. Removable for machine washing.
  • UK Single Mattress 90W x 190L (cm)
  • UK Small Double Mattress 120W x 190L (cm)
  • UK Double Mattress 135W x 190L (cm)
  • UK King Mattress 150W x 200L (cm)
  • UK Super King Mattress 180W x 200L (cm)
  • Euro Single Mattress 90W x 200 (cm)
  • Euro Double Mattress 140W x 200L (cm)
  • Euro Queen Mattress 160W x 200L (cm)

The Mother & Baby Awards 2024

The Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress won Bronze in the Mother&Baby awards 2024 for Best Sleep Product.

Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress

Testing the Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress

Here are some of the thoughts of our testers, when their little ones put the Simba Baby Cot Mattress to the test:

One tester commented: "I would highly recommend this mattress to anyone. The design is fantastic in that it can be used for young babies with the firm side and then turned over and the softer side used for when the child gets older. Another fab feature is the fact the cover is removable for cleaning. With it being a child’s mattress there are often times they need a thorough clean and the fact you can easily remove the cover to machine wash it is fab."

Another tester said: "The quality of product is good (obviously cannot judge if it stands up to years of use at this stage as marketed to last and transfer from baby to toddler but haven’t seen anything that would suggest this would be an issue). Zip open washable cover is a real highlight though I haven’t yet needed to wash it. Unsure if replacement covers are available as couldn’t easily find this on the website but this would be a potentially useful addition). Standard cot bed mattress size and box advises not storing on end so for storing purposes lying flat somewhere requires quite a bit of space. Overall very nice quality product with some helpful features."

One tester wrote: "I really love the Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress. It is easy to clean and made with light weight material, which is helping us to move and store. It is a good fit in 174x42 cot. My toddler is 3 years old, he really loves this. It's a super comfortable and super soft mattress, I would recommend it. The Simba mattress has 4 different layers. The outside layer is made with very soft and comfortable material. It has a zip, which helps you to clean it easier. The second inner layer is water resistant and offers security from any leaks. Overall I would give this mattress an 8 out of 10."

Another tester commented: "It helps save money as it last for years. It has a waterproof layer which will help keep the mattress clean and without any bacteria. Hidden zippers make sure baby/toddler is safe. Sheets won’t break because of them getting stuck, the zips also ensure it's smooth and comfortable. Double sided, with one side suitable from newborn to 12 months old and the other side specific for toddlers. It fits our cot perfectly and it’s the same as having cot bed that will last longer as baby will be growing with cot bed and its mattress. It is very comfortable and I loved the logo on it, I found it really cute. The £399 is a bargain as this grows with your baby and will last you a long time. It came within four days and it was packed in hygienic plastic that did protect mattresses from packing."

One tester wrote: "We first used the Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress when we transitioned our 2 year old into his own room. He has done amazingly well at settling into his own room and I do believe the mattress plays a big part in this. It is such a comfy mattress and perfect for little ones. My son used to regularly wake up but I’m beginning to question if maybe he just wasn’t as comfy on his previous mattress as he now sleeps so well. This, of course, makes my life a lot easier as I’m not up and down all night so not as tired the following morning."

One tester wrote: "I really love the Simba Baby Cot Bed Mattress. It is easy to clean and made with light weight material, which is helping us to move and store. It is a good fit in 174x42 cot. My toddler is 3 years old, he really loves this. It's a super comfortable and super soft mattress, I would recommend it. The Simba mattress has 4 different layers. The outside layer is made with very soft and comfortable material. It has a zip, which helps you to clean it easier. The second inner layer is water resistant and offers security from any leaks. Overall I would give this mattress an 8 out of 10."

Final thoughts

The Simba Baby Cot Bed mattress has eight engineered comfort layers to ensure your little one gets their beauty sleep. This mattress may be expensive, but it serves children from babies to toddlers with its double-sided feature. These mattresses are designed to last from 0-12 months old to 1-3 years which means you get your money's worth.

Stephanie Spencer is the Deputy Digital Editor at Mother&Baby and auntie to four aged 8 to 6 months old. With a particular interest in health, she loves discovering products that make parent’s lives easier.

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