"The SleepCurve® mattress is amazing, it ticks so many boxes!"
"I initially decided to try the moses mattress as Elwood developed a slight flattening on one side of his head and I was told that the mattress could help, which it has, but it’s the other benefits which I like, for example when Elwood caught his first cold, the mattress was perfect for positioning his head so his airways were free and his sinuses never blocked. Day time was hard for him, but when night time came he slept right through. I highly recommend it"
Sherri Tai-Chidlow, mum to Elwood
Your baby’s temperature is very important and care should be taken to avoid overheating. Ordinary cot or crib mattresses trap the heat against your baby’s body and head leading to discomfort. SleepCurve® mattresses feature intergrated, rounded channels so excess heat can escape, leaving your baby comfortable and happy.
When a baby is lying on their back on a flat surface, the head is tilted down with the chin touching the top of the chest. This isn’t natural because it constricts the airways and a baby breathing like this is more likely not to sleep through the night. A SleepCurve® baby mattress allows the head to rest in a natural neutral position with the airways completely clear and babies breathing this way will be more comfortable and more likely to sleep through. Parents tell us that their babies sleep more peacefully and when babies catch a normal respiratory infection, they are less affected because the airway is in the natural, open position.
In a recent clinical study by Alder Hey Children's Hospital, 29 out of 30 babies with Flat Head Syndrome showed significant* improvement in head shape (cranial vault asymmetry) after using a SleepCurve® mattress. The report concluded that the SleepCurve® mattress produced similar results as a baby helmet for treating Flat Head Syndrome. The authors also commented on how much more cost effective the mattress was (as well as being less obtrusive and more comfortable for baby).
*Average head asymmetry fell from 16mm to 5mm over the 6 month period.
Acid reflux or posseting is unpleasant for your baby and is the cause of many a disturbed sleep. A SleepCurve® mattress has a gentle slope down towards the feet designed to help your baby, whilst still being totally comfortable and allowing your baby to sleep in a natural, comfortable position.
All babies’ heads have a pronounced bulge at the back. In the early weeks of a baby's life the shape and weight of the head is too much for the undeveloped neck muscles to control movement. As a result babies lying on a flat mattress will end up with their head turned to one side or another. The unique hollow of a Sleepcurve® mattress allows the baby’s head to turn more freely, which has benefits for the spine and the muscles around the spine as well as the neck muscles.
The SleepCurve® Moses Basket Mattress is suitable for babies from birth providing they weigh a minimum of 5lbs (2.3kg) Its unique ergonomic design delivers ultimate comfort for babies and peace of mind for parents.
The pack includes a mattress with a pre-fitted hypo-allergenic, anti-dustmite and washable mattress protector and two fitted sheets. You can also purchase additional sheet sets. Simply email
(Mattress Size: 28cm x 75cm) ALSO FITS MOST CARRY COTS
Is there any independent clinical proof of the effectiveness of the mattresses?
There has been a clinical study of the mattresses by Alder Hey Children's Hospital. They found that 29 of the 30 babies in the study had a significant improvement in head shape over the 6 month study period. The average was a 11mm improvement. The report concluded that SleepCurve mattresses were an 'effective treatment' with results similar to a baby helmet but at a fraction of the cost.
If my baby rolls over and doesn't stay with its head in the curve should I stop using a SleepCurve mattress?
There is no evidence of any detrimental effect of using a SleepCurve mattress once your baby can roll over independently. However, if your baby moves a lot or is rolling over regularly then we recommend that you review the use of the mattress. If your baby's head is not in the curve in the correct position the positive benefits of using the mattress are lost.
Love this product
My daughter has a slightly flat head and although I've not used this product for long enough to see if it's improvig I am impressed with the positioning of her airway. Before the mattress she used to snore slightly and you could really hear her breathing but now she is in the position with the mattress she seems to breath so much more freely and comfortably. I hardly hear her now! She also has acid reflux and it's nice knowing this helps with that too.
The only niggle I have is in assumed all moses baskets are universal, and when I brought the mattresse I had to return buy a moses basket to fit. It's my own fault for not researching properly however it's something to look at before you assume it will fit yours.
Posted by Marie Lane on 26th Jan 2017
A complete change
In conjunction with a couple of treatments from Philip Owen both the mattress and the activity mat have made a tremendous difference. Our 4 week old now sleeps more soundly, his breathing is clear and posture greatly improved. I really feel that addressing this early in life will pay dividends further down the line. The idea of now using a traditional mattress without any support seems unthinkable and potentially detrimental to his health and development.
Posted by Simon Casserley-Gore on 22nd Aug 2016
This mattress is extremely impressive. Just by looking at your baby sleeping you know it is well supported and is breathing comfortably. It is a perfect size for a Moses basket and the mattress and sheets are very easily maintained. This is the second mattress I have purchased for my second grandchild ( a different household!) and I would have no hesitation in purchasing another if my third daughter had a baby. I would recommend that you buy one for the baby coming home from hospital.
Posted by Hugsnkisses on 25th Jan 2016
Quality and comfort
I've used this since birth on a recommendation. Fit well in Moses basket and is much better than the mattress that came with the basket in terms of quality and comfort. Mattress itself is waterproof so easy to maintain. Sheets fit easily. Baby seems comfortable and well-supported - only been using for a week so cannot comment further.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2015
Very clever design
I bought this for my baby that was getting a flat head and just the back in the middle. It is really clever and obvious that it helps take off a lot of the pressure from the back of the head. However, I didn't notice much improvement to my baby's head shape and so bought a wedge to get my baby sleeping on his side which has really helped. I think the Sleep Curve Mattress would be brilliant for wonky shaped heads rather than a flat in the middle of the head shape. Overall though I was very impressed with it and clearly a lot of research has gone into it.
Posted by Unknown on 19th May 2015
Too early to tell!
Brought the sleep curve mattress after discovering our son was developing a flat head on one side. Customer service was very good. Mattress came in good time and nicely packaged. It feels quite hard but appears good quality and quite deep. Our baby is still rather small so his head actually lies on an upside down incline at the moment which doesn't seem too comfortable but I assume he'll grow into it. It's a bit early to tell if it's worked or not at we've only had it a week!
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jan 2015
Great mattress highly recommended
We brought this mattress as our son wasn't sleeping very well on the flat mattress we got with the cot. It made a difference straight away. Our son seemed to be more comfortable and was breathing better and he is sleeping a lot better, and so are we!
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2014