How this Aussie mum finally found the perfect cot mattress

Choosing a high-quality cot mattress is essential for your little one’s safety and comfort, not to mention the impact it can have on their overall health and wellbeing as they grow. Despite this, many new parents overlook the importance of their child’s mattress, or simply don’t know where to start looking.

A good place to begin? The reviews! There’s nothing like the shared (and often blunt) experiences of other Aussie parents to help you see if a brand’s product actually lives up to their claims.

That’s where Melissa comes in.  

An Aussie parent herself, she recently left an extensive review of our best-seller, the Babyrest DuoCore Bamboo Cot Mattress. Here at Anstel, we’re incredibly proud of our Babyrest products, many of which, including the DuoCore, are made right here in Melbourne. So it should come as no surprise that we were excited hear about her experience with the DuoCore, how it compares to other cot mattresses her family has tried, and what she wants other parents to know.  

Here’s what she had to say.


Have you noticed a difference in your little one’s sleep after trying the Babyrest DuoCore cot mattress?

I purchased this mattress when my baby was about twenty months old and wish I had discovered it much sooner. My baby was a very poor sleeper and slept significantly better on the DuoCore compared to his previous better-known brand mattress. My baby is now a three-year-old toddler and we are all still really happy with it.


Parenting can feel a bit like a crazy ride! Do you have any tips for new parents?

There are so many products available it can be overwhelming when preparing for a new baby. Getting the right mattress for a good night’s sleep is one of the most important investments for everyone’s health. I really wish we had known about DuoCore from the start to have alleviated twenty months of dreadful sleeping for all of us.


It can definitely feel overwhelming with so many options on the market. In fact, it’s something we hear often from new parents. How does the Babyrest DuoCore compare to other brands you tried?

Many baby mattresses, including the one we previously had, have a focus on safety without due consideration for comfort crucial for the quality sleep necessary for baby’s, and the whole family’s, health and wellbeing. The DuoCore is both safe and comfortable.

Learn more about the Babyrest DuoCore’s 100% CHOICE recommended rating  


In our experience, baby and toddler mattresses are often an afterthought for new parents. What helped you ultimately choose the Babyrest DuoCore over the many other options available?

In making the decision to purchase a new mattress, I appreciated and relied on the positive reviews I read for this product (including those posted outside the company’s own website such as Product Review) in my research about the DuoCore.

I was also impressed with the customer service I received by phone and email in response to my various research queries in the process of deciding which mattress to purchase. The staff who assisted me were highly knowledgeable and genuinely helpful in answering my questions and it arrived promptly.


Having used the Babyrest DuoCore for several years now, what would you want other Aussie parents to know?

This is a high-quality mattress (and lightweight for easy changing) which I actively recommend to my family and friends.


Has your experience with the DuoCore led you to purchase other Australian-made baby and toddler products from Babyrest?

I will continue to shop from Babyrest/ Anstel for other products as needed based on our very positive experience with the DuoCore and am currently in the process of ordering an additional mattress for travel.


A big thank you to Melissa for sharing her experience and insights so candidly. You can read her full review here 

Learn more about the Babyrest DuoCore cot mattress:


So, what makes the Babyrest DuoCore Bamboo cot mattress so unique?

We know that children require varying degrees of sleep support as they grow; the Babyrest DuoCore is the very first cot mattress in Australia to feature innovative dual-sided technology ensuring your baby is both safe and comfortable at every stage.

With both a baby side and toddler side, you can simply flip the mattress over once your child reaches 12kg, without needing to either buy a whole new mattress, or sacrifice support, until your child is four years old.

The DuoCore’s unique foam core is engineered to provide just the right amount of spinal support for healthy development, while offering maximum comfort to help you little one sleep longer. (We’d say that’s a win for everyone involved!)

Made in Melbourne, Australia, did you know that the DuoCore is also allergen-free, making it the ideal companion for sensitive skin and little allergy sufferers?

As if that’s not enough, it also features reinforced sides offering superior safety, ventilation channels to maximise airflow and help with temperature regulation, breathability and freshness… and a natural, washable bamboo cover.

What are you waiting for? Discover the Babyrest DuoCore today, or explore our full mattress range. 


Babyrest has a range of cot and bassinet mattresses available, including innerspring and foam core. You can see the range here. We would be more than happy to assist you with this very important purchase and discuss the options in more detail. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. 


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