Some believe cradle mattresses to be the same, but this is a common misconception. There are actual rules to buying a baby cradle mattress even though the baby will not be sleeping in the cradle for long. It is still very important that baby has a comfortable place to sleep despite his or her small size. Cradle mattresses are also safe for baby because they are flame retardant, waterproof, and they are lock stitched. However, there are some who don't even consider the cradle mattress to be a mattress, but rather a very thin mat that is waterproof. Nevertheless, there are sheets that are fitted to the cradle mattress just like a regular mattress and they add comfort for baby despite the fact that they may only be around 2 inches thick. They also come in two sizes: 18x36 and 15x33. Things to keep in mind: ? Cradle mattresses must meet safety standards ? A cradle mattress should promote good health (have several on hand because baby is quite messy). There are organic cradle mattresses that are antimicrobial and prevent bacteria growth inside and out. They also naturally keep out germs and mites. ? Make sure the cradle mattress is crack resistant. ? Be sure baby is comfortable. This goes back to organic cradle mattresses in that they are made with grow wool and rubber and are very soft. There are just some of the things to think about when purchasing a cradle mattress. Baby needs comfort too, so cradle mattresses can do it in a safe way. Mattress Next Day is probably the largest mattress superstore on the internet. Selling a wide range of mattresses from leading manufacturers, we can offer quality mattresses at fantastic prices. Our next day delivery service is free or, if you prefer, you can select your own delivery date. We can even guarantee delivery before 9.30am on request. Take a look at our range of mattresses now at www.mattressnextday.co.uk, or call us on 0844 3911 222 for more information.