Airnest Cot Mattress Review
The Airnest Cot Mattress (from Growbright) is an outstanding cot mattress with a revolutionary design. It offers excellent ventilation for infants and is well certified as non-toxic.
Purchase and delivery
The Airnest Cot Mattress can be conveniently ordered online through the Growbright website. Delivery is free and the mattress is available to most areas in Australia. Shipping to most metropolitan areas is usually done within 4 business days (see delivery times below). Shipping is also available to New Zealand.
The Airnest Cot Mattress presents nicely with a grey and turquoise colour theme. It oozes plenty of style and innovation, and is one of the most visually appealing cot mattresses on the market.
The outer cover of this mattress (named the ‘airnest-lite cover’) feels strong and durable. Perhaps the main features of this cover though, is its ventilation and breathability. This will not only help with infant respiration, and also with temperature regulation. This cover is removable and washable, making it easy to maintain a clean sleeping surface for your baby.
This cover encases the ‘airnest core’ which is a ‘nest like’ structure made from a non-toxic polymer. This is much different (and arguably superior) to most other cot mattresses that are made with foams and springs. Like the airnest-lite cover, this core is also washable, allowing you to eliminate bacteria and potential allergens.
Following along the theme of infant health, the ‘airnest core’ is also very well ventilated. This unique construction allows for plenty of air circulation, helping to minimise the risk factors associated with SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and poor infant health.
Comfort and support
The Airnest Cot Mattress cover and mattress core combine to give a perfect balance of support and pressure relief for infants and toddlers. Based on our testing, our team rated it as a ‘firm’ feel, which is our recommended firmness level for infants. It is worth noting here that this mattress meets the Australian standard for firmness (infant products): AS/NZS 8811.1-2013.
Not surprisingly, our team rated this mattress as a 8.5 / 10 firmness (with 10 being the firmest). Please note that our firmness ratings are just a guide and they do not necessarily relate to comfort.
The finer details
In terms of infant health, the ‘airnest-lite cover’ is formally certified as non-toxic. Furthermore, the ‘airnest core’ does not contain any chemical-based foams or adhesives, making this mattress very safe for infants and toddlers. The airnest core is also 100% recyclable meaning that no foam or springs will go into landfill.
The Airnest Cot Mattress has a 30 day trial period, allowing you to get a full refund if you are not satisfied (conditions apply). This mattress also comes with a 5 year warranty (on the mattress core) and a 2 year warranty (on the cover).
Due to its unique construction, the Airnest Cot Mattress is up to 3kg lighter than other similarly sized cot mattresses. This means that it will be easy to carry and little trouble to lift it in and out of the cot if required.
The Airnest Cot Mattress comes in a standard cot size mattress (130 cm x 69 cm) as well as a ‘long’ version (140 cm x 69 cm) and a ‘wide’ version (130 cm x 76 cm). Here are Australia’s standard bed (mattress) sizes in 2020.
The Airnest Cot Mattress is one of the best cot mattresses on the Australian market. It has an innovative design, is easy to clean, and is well certified as non-toxic. It surpasses any other cot mattress that we have tested in terms of ventilation and breathability.
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In a nutshell 🥜
- Outstanding cot mattress
- Exceptionally well ventilated
- Well certified as non-toxic
- 30 day free trial
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Recommended Retail Prices
Special Bedbuyer Prices*
The Airnest Cot Mattress comes with a 5 year warranty on the mattress core and a 2 year warranty on the cover.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
Products are couriered and tracked from our warehouse in Sydney. We typically expect delivery within 4 working days to most major metro areas, however some variation may occur depending on your location. If you’re having problems with delivery, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Is shipping free?
Yes! (Shipping is free for all orders over $150).
Where do you deliver?
We only sell products within Australia and New Zealand and can only ship to a location where we can provide a delivery service. Additional delivery charges may apply to locations outside of main centres as advised when you place your order. We do not make deliveries outside of Australia or New Zealand. Please get in touch if you would like to order for New Zealand delivery.
Certifications – Airnest Cot Mattress
The Airnest Cot Mattress cover is OEKO-TEX® Certified – Standard 100.
Specifications – Airnest Cot Mattress
Mattress height: 12 cm
The Airnest Cot Mattress is designed to fit the most common size of cot in Australia. We recommend checking that your cot will fit the mattress before making your purchase.
‘Standard’ size cot mattress: 1300 x 690 x 120 (mm)
‘Long’ size cot mattress: 1400 x 690 x 120 (mm)
‘Wide’ size cot mattress: 1300 x 760 x 120 (mm)
The ultra-breathable, 100% washable cot mattress built on a nest of air.
Our flagship Airnest Cot Mattress is designed from the core up to give optimal safety, cleanliness and comfort for your baby. Featuring the revolutionary airnest core and airnest-lite cover. Combined with the airnest system of breathable, washable bedding layers, the airnest sleep system reduces many of the risk factors associated with SIDS and poor infant health.
- Ultra Breathable – our breathable airnest technology reduces the risk of airway obstruction if your baby rolls over during
- 100% Washable – The Airnest Cot Mattress has a removable core and spill resistant mattress cover and topper can be easily washed clean and dried quickly at home, reducing bacteria and allergen buildup.
- Improves Temperature Regulation – airnest’s market-leading breathability reduces the risk of overheating by assisting baby’s temperature regulation.
- Optimal Comfort – airnest’s layers have been designed to strike the perfect balance of ﬁrmness and softness to create the optimal sleep surface for baby.
- Hypoallergenic and Free From Nasties – The airnest core is made from food-grade polypropylene, with no chemical-based foams or adhesives meaning no allergens, off-gassing or other nasties.
- Lighter and Easy To Handle – Because of its unique construction, the airnest mattress is up to 3kg lighter than other similarly sized cot mattresses, meaning it’s easier to lift in and out of the cot when required.
- Reusable Without Risk – because it’s washable you can reuse your airnest mattress for a second child or gift it without also gifting germs and allergens.
- Recyclable Core – airnest’s core is 100% recyclable meaning no foam or springs go into landﬁll at the end of its life.
Warning: Not suitable for use in cots where the gap between the mattress and any of the cot sides is greater than 40mm as per AUS/NZ 2172:2013.
To maintain airnest’s breathability do not use with a non-breathable mattress protector. For the safety of children and animals, please dispose of packaging in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Do not place in close proximity to a fire, radiator or heater.
- Cover: 100% Polyester
- Core: 100% Polymer
It isn’t necessary for you to wash your mattress before use, but if you would like to, feel free! As the mattress and cover can be cleaned as much as needed, washing before use is completely up to you.
Unzip the cover and remove it from the mattress core to wash by hand or in a washing machine. If you use a washing machine, make sure you zip the cover closed to avoid snagging the fabric. Use a mild detergent and COLD water. Using hot water may cause the cover to shrink which would make it not fit properly.
Tumble dry on cool settings or hang to air dry.
After washing the cover should go back on the core easily. If the fit has become tight due to shrinkage please contact us immediately for a replacement.
- Do not soak or bleach
- Do not iron
- Do not dry clean ⦻
- Dry thoroughly before reuse or storage
Place your Airnest Cot Mattress in the shower or bath, and spot clean the soiled area with mild detergent and COLD water. Shake to release water from the core, and lay it on its side to dry in a well-ventilated area and/or in front of a fan to speed up drying process.
- Do not use heat to dry
- Do not dry clean ⦻
- Dry thoroughly before reuse or storage
What to avoid:
Do not use hot water – when washing, use only cold or cool temperature water. Washing with hot water will cause the cover to shrink and not fit properly on your airnest core.
Do not use heat to dry – Please be sure when speeding up the drying process, to only use cool air solutions. DO NOT USE A BLOW DRYER OR HEATING ELEMENT TO DRY AS HEAT MAY CAUSE THE COVER TO SHRINK AND CAN DAMAGE THE CORE.
- Core made in USA
- Cover made in China
- Assembled in New Zealand
Tested in accordance and met the voluntary standard: AS/NZS 8811.1:2013 Methods of testing infants products, Method 1: Sleep Surfaces – test for firmness
Dimensions: 1300x690x120mm (This is one of the most common cot sizes in Australia and NZ, but please confirm the mattress will fit your cot before placing an order)