For this page, I have put together a collection of the best travel cot mattresses currently available.
For more buying guides and top picks, see my complete list of things you need for a baby.
Our Top Picks
- Best Overall: Mother Nurture Classic Foam Travel Cot Mattress
- Best Portable: Mother Nurture Premium Foam Foldable Travel Cot Mattress, White, 95 x 65 x 2.5cm
- Best Extra Thick: Gax New Baby Travel Cot Foam Mattress
- Best Eco-Friendly Fibre: Mother Nurture Essential Eco Fibre Cot Mattress
There is no need to compromise on your baby or toddlers quality of sleep when away from home.
Some travel cots come with mattresses that can be really thin, so we have rounded up the best travel cot mattresses on the market to give your baby the same good nights sleep that they get in their cot at home.
How We Selected
Some travel mattresses may be too bulky to take on certain trips, so we’ve looked at various options from foldable to luxury, to save you the time.
All of our recommendations have been tried and tested by buyers and have excellent feedback and 4-5/5 star ratings.
Find out more about the best mattresses and bedding for your baby at The Lullaby Trust website.
Let’s get started!
5 of the Best Travel Cot Mattresses
MOTHER NURTURE Classic Travel Cot Mattress 95 x 65 x 7.5cm
- This travel cot mattress will add that extra layer of comfort for your baby to sleep on.
- With a quilted, water-resistant cover which is removable for washing at 40’C.
- It’s hypoallergenic and conforms to British safety standards.
- Parents like it for its quality and thickness.
- Pros: Quilted, lightweight, eco-friendly cover.
- Cons: Doesn’t fold up like some.
- Outstanding reviews. A massive 80% of parents give it 5 stars out of 5.
MOTHER NURTURE Classic Foldable Travel Cot Mattress 95 x 65 x 2.5cm
- This mattress folds into 3 with a carry case included and an easy to remove, hypoallergenic cover that is machine washable at 40’C.
- Its ideal for taking away on trips.
- It’s made of genuine Tencel fabric to help regulate baby’s temperature, keeping them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
- Meets British Standards and free from harmful chemicals.
- Parents like that it is easy to transport and good value for money.
- Pros: Foldable with a carry bag for portability.
- Cons: Pricey.
- Very positive reviews. 70% of parents give it 5 stars out of 5. They love the portability of this mattress.
LAURA Extra Thick 95x65cm Travel Cot Mattress 7cm
- This mattress is made using high grade density foam CMHR28 for long lasting use, the mattress is fully reversible and the cover is removable for washing.
- Its fully breathable and air permeable.
- It’s designed to give a lot more comfort and support than thinner travel cot mattresses on the market.
- Meets British safety standards.
- Parents love the good quality and thickness of the travel cot mattress.
- Pros: Anti-allergy, fully reversible and the cover is removable for washing.
- Cons: Not foldable.
- Rave reviews from buyers, 80% of parents give this 5 out of 5 stars.
Gax New Baby Travel Cot Foam Mattress 95 x 65 x 13 cm
- Extra thick mattress recommended if sleeping in travel cot for more than 2 nights.
- With removable washable at 60 degrees zip up quilted cover.
- Breathable fabric allowing perfect airflow.
- Complies with British safety standards.
- Many parents have reported longer night sleeps when using this mattress.
- Pros: Thick mattress for comfort, best for longer stays.
- Cons: Not foldable, quite bulky.
- Great reviews from parents, 78% of parents give this 5 out of 5 stars.
MOTHER NURTURE Essential Eco Fibre Cot Mattress 95 x 65 x 7.5cm
- Made with an eco-friendly, recyclable polyester fibre core, which is an excellent alternative to foam.
- This fibre has an open structure that helps to regulate the temperature of your baby’s sleeping environment.
- With an easy to remove, hypoallergenic cover that is machine washable at 40’C.
- Meets British Standards.
- Parents love the high quality and value for money.
- Pros: Eco-friendly, temperature regulating, comfortable.
- Cons: Not foldable.
- Really good reviews from parents, 77% of parents give this 5 out of 5 stars.
Things To Consider
It’s always best to buy a new mattress for your baby, so that it’s clean and supportive and always make sure that it complies with safety standards.
The standard size for a travel cot mattress is 65cm x 95cm, but some brands may vary, so it’s important to check sizing of your travel cot before you purchase a new mattress for it.
The mattresses we’ve recommended will fit the following travel cots;-
- The Mamas and Papas Classic
- The Red Kite Sleep Tight
- Graco Baby Einstein Pack and Play
- Graco Compact Primary
- Graco Little Einstein
- Graco Contour Sea Breeze
- Graco Contour Electra
- Graco Pack & Play
- Hauck Play’N’Relax
- Little Tykes travel cot
- Mark & Spencer’s
- Mothercare Castlerock
- Mothercare Galaxy
- Mothercare Giraffe
Choosing a travel cot mattress which is more durable means it will last longer than something flimsy.
Double-sided mattresses are also handy when travelling as you can use both sides if needed.
Some travel cot mattresses can be folded for ease of transportation and some include a carry bag to make it even easier when travelling.
If you are buying a non-foldable mattress you will still want something which is easy to carry and lightweight.
Pocket sprung and coil mattresses have layers of springs or coils with thin layers of foam, which offer durability and firmness, which is ideal for infants.
They can also provide good breathability due to the airflow.
Foam mattresses made from polyurethane have a medium to firm surface. The firmer the better when the child is still an infant.
FAQ’s Travel Cot Mattresses
It is always best to measure the travel cot to be sure as different brands have various sizes, but the most common size for a travel cot mattress is 65cm x 95cm.
Starting from about 4cm upwards, travel cot mattresses aren’t as bulky as standard cot mattresses as they are more portable and lightweight.
Most have removable, machine-washable covers. Check manufacturers guidelines.
Cheap Travel Cot Mattresses & Today’s Bestsellers
My top pick is the MOTHER NURTURE Classic Travel Cot Mattress.
It is extremely comfortable for little ones, with the right degree of firmness. It is thick and has a quilted, water-resistant cover which is removable for washing at 40’C.
This travel mattress is well priced and receives fantastic reviews from parents – 80% of them give it 5 stars.
I hope this guide on travel cot mattresses was helpful.
If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Last Updated: January 2022
- Added ‘How We Selected.’
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- Added ‘Things To Consider’.
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