For the comfort of the little ones, Alfred & Compagnie offers a selection of baby mattresses. An essential element of a baby room, the mattress is essential to allow your baby to find a deep and restful sleep that is ideal for growing up well. Which baby mattress to choose? The first thing to consider is the size of the mattress. To ensure your baby's safety during the night, you must absolutely choose a baby mattress that is perfectly adapted to the size of their bed. If you choose a mattress that is too small, your child may slip and get stuck in the space between the bed and the mattress. To meet all your needs, Alfred & Compagnie offers you different mattress sizes: 60x120cm, 70x130, 70x140cm, 70x150cm and 70x160cm. Second point, and not the least, is the material. Latex is a must-have in bedding especially if you choose it 100% natural. Latex is thermoregulatory, and has the enormous advantage of limiting the development of bacteria and the risk of allergy. Foam has the advantage of being lighter and has a good price/quality ratio and is often very comfortable and can undergo antibacterial and antifungal treatments. Finally, coconut fibre is the most ecological and breathable material, this baby mattress also has hypoallergenic qualities. To give your child a real little cocoon, you must also make sure you choose the right density of baby mattresses. For their comfort and to give them an environment reminiscent of Mom's comfortable belly, you should choose a mattress that is neither too firm nor too soft. In general, it is recommended to choose a density between 20 and 22kg/m3, you can go up to 35kg/m3 for junior mattresses. How to clean a baby mattress? As a small leak can happen, it is important to know how to clean your baby's mattress. For this, different techniques exist. Generally, for the foam and coconut fibre baby mattress, regularly vacuum both sides of the mattress to remove dust and bed mites. Then, to get rid of the small odours due to bed-wetting or other small accidents, you can opt for a 100% natural cleaning. Idea 1, melt three tablespoons of soda crystals in a litre of hot water. Soak a cloth or sponge and rub the baby mattress. Rinse with clean water and leave to dry well. Another solution for cleaning a baby mattress is white vinegar. Ecological and 100% natural, vinegar has the advantage of being deodorant and killing a large part of the bacteria. For this technique, mix 1 liter of white vinegar with 400ml of hot water. Soak a cloth or sponge and rub the mattress before rinsing with clean water and then drying it. For odours, you can also spray your baby's mattress with a mixture of water, vinegar and a few drops of lavender essential oil with soothing and relaxing properties. How to protect a baby mattress? If you don't want to spend your time cleaning your baby's mattress, the solution is to protect it well. For that, no secret, you need a mattress protector. This multifunctional small accessory for baby mattresses protects against small leaks and moisture due to perspiration. This bedding element will be essential if you want to protect and preserve your baby's mattress for as long as possible. Made of vinyl, PVC or polyurethane, the mattress protector is waterproof but often synthetic. Be careful to place a cotton or 100% natural sheet on top. Last advice, which comes naturally, pay attention to the size of your mattress protector. Too big is OK, too small is problematic. This may not hold in place if your baby is agitated at night.