Care Instructions

cot mattress care instructions


You just went Numu and have the best baby mattress for your baby.
How best to take care of your mattress so you can have a great Numu experience for years to come.


  • Up to 25 kg of weight on the Cot mattress 
  • Up to 10 kg of weight on the Bassinet mattress
  • Mattress is intended to be used by one baby at a time (no adults allowed, and no more than one baby/child on the mattress at one time)
  • Adults not allowed to sit on the mattress


  • Mattress:
    • Wash - as required, take the mattress (without the comfort layer) and clean under running water. Air dry or wipe using dry cloth until fully dry.  
    • Wipe - as required, use a wet wipe or cloth to clean a specific area of the mesh/net surface (very useful during middle of the night incidents)
    • General care - use a wet wipe or cloth to wipe mattress thoroughly every two weeks (or as required).
  • Comfort Layer:
    • Warm machine wash, do not bleach
    • Do not tumble dry - air dries quickly
  • Sheet  (100% cotton):
    • Cold machine wash (with like colours), do not bleach.
    • Do not tumble dry, dry in shade 

    Cot Bed fit:

    • Safety guidelines (for cots)  require up to 2 centimetres between mattress and bed end at every side (from product safety Australia):
      • 20 mm from any cot side or end when centred on the mattress base
      • 40 mm when the mattress is pushed to one side or end.
    • Recommended guidelines are to have a tighter fit of up to 1 cm from any cot side.
    • Feel free to reach-out if you have any questions on specific cot bed fit


    • Do not use with a mattress protector (It’s not required with a Numu)
    • Recommended to be used with a breathable sheet
    • Tested in accordance with and meets the voluntary standard: AS/NZS 8811.1:2013 Methods of testing infants products, Sleep Surfaces – test for firmness
    • No nasty chemicals and no fire retardants are used in the mattress