Sorry to keep going on about this, but OH SLEEP. It’s one of the most important things when you’re a parent and one of the things you spend the most time thinking about.
My babies sleep like, well, babies – they wake up a lot, lots – so we don’t have a quality amount of bed time, but we use our bed for much more than sleep (no sniggering at the back there, think breastfeeding, story time, naps and so on). So when we sized up beds for more space we were happy to swap our old uncomfortable, seen-better-days double for a brand new Eve mattress we were sent to review.
Eve mattresses are only sold online meaning you can save loads on typically expensive high street prices, and Eve only sell one type of mattress (in uber comfortable sizes from single up to giant 7ft x 7ft, including Ikea sizes, king and super king). This means no worrying about the choice between memory foam, pockets, springs and so on. Which is really helpful when you’re buying online and can’t test it first. But they’re so confident you’ll like it there’s a 100 day test period so you can send it back at any point during that time.
It arrives in a box, which makes it really handy for getting in the house and up the stairs (it’s rolled up like a swiss roll and magically expands when you get it out). The box is also bright yellow, covered in positive sleep sayings and pretty fun to hang out in if you’re three.
In action, the mattress – with it’s distinctive yellow side stripe – is a lot softer than we were used to, and I was worried it would be too soft. But it’s actually surprisingly supportive and feels amazing.
It is so comfortable that it means I don’t wake up with back ache from lying-down night feeds, and it’s softer on my head if I have to ditch the pillows due to close proximity of a small child.
Note: this mattress is not recommended by Eve for use by children under 3. If you are co-sleeping, make sure you are aware of the guidelines about how to do this safely and check out the Infant Sleep resource.
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