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    I wouldn't add anything to a portacot. I think babies are so light that the hard mattress wouldn't really bother them like it would an adult. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    Seriously???

    Do people not read on all portacots not to add any type of mattress or padding to them? Just because a product is sold does not mean it is safe. The way a portacot comes out of a box when you buy it is how it is meant to be used. NO OTHER MATTRESS! If you must, a fitted sheet is all you should use to keep the padded base board clean. Seriously, babies don't need another mattress. It is parental perception that deems a portacot as being "hard". Babies sleep fine on that little bit of padding that portacots are manufactured with.

    Save a child's life- your own child. Never add a mattress of any kind to a portacot.
    This!

    My DD slept perfectly fine on the floor most days for her nap and I can ensure you it was a lot harder than the portacot mattress. Babies are advised to have firm mattresses and portacots are manufactured to not need the extra padding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    Seriously???

    Do people not read on all portacots not to add any type of mattress or padding to them? Just because a product is sold does not mean it is safe. The way a portacot comes out of a box when you buy it is how it is meant to be used. NO OTHER MATTRESS! If you must, a fitted sheet is all you should use to keep the padded base board clean. Seriously, babies don't need another mattress. It is parental perception that deems a portacot as being "hard". Babies sleep fine on that little bit of padding that portacots are manufactured with.

    Save a child's life- your own child. Never add a mattress of any kind to a portacot.
    Omg really?? Will just give my sis a call let her know she is an irresponsible parent! Thks

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    Ok, it's for toddler day naps, an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon being checked every 5 minutes but thanks.

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    Warning- News article- Baby Justin died in 15 minutes.

    Porta cot warnings against extra bedding to be law- news article.

    Some of you may think I am going overboard in my response to this thread. I just hope no more children ever have to die for a mistake their parents made when they were only trying to make them more comfy. It's just too heartbreaking.

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    Yes another totally irresponsible parent here. I bought the trifold mattress from baby kingdom. It made a difference.

    So either way I'm a crappy parent, when he wouldn't sleep on the hard base I had to bed share.

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    Yes i did. I put a 3 inch thick mattress thingy type thing in when DD would nap and be in the same room as me. I dont really care if someone thinks im a bad parent because of this. She was fully, constantly supervised and it worked for us.

    Plus she had a brace and needed the padding for her bum/back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    Warning- News article- Baby Justin died in 15 minutes.

    Porta cot warnings against extra bedding to be law- news article.

    Some of you may think I am going overboard in my response to this thread. I just hope no more children ever have to die for a mistake their parents made when they were only trying to make them more comfy. It's just too heartbreaking.
    Ok, to break it down, the toddler will be in full view at all times being checked thoroughly every 5 minutes. It just looked like the sheet could pose a hazard with getting tangled because it doesn't fit right. But I will be in the same room at all times.

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    Your kid, your life. *I* wouldn't do it, but I am not you. If you feel you have to put a mattress in it, why not just use a regular cot where a matress does not pose any safety risk?

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    I didn't think it would be a risk for a toddler for fully supervised day naps, but whatever! There are ways to give information that will not upset people and accuse them of harm when simply asking about it!

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