View Poll Results: Separate cot mattress for porta cot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Mine is Steelcraft and shows how to put it up, no mention of not using another mattress in it. I've never done so before, but have been asked to for use by my nephew. He still uses a sleeping bag, but one that keeps his arms free so he doesn't use a blanket.
    Mine is a love and care, and it doesn't say not to use an extra mattress. In fact, love n care MAKE portacot mattresses specifically to fit portacots, (they've got a few kinds) which is what i bought. they fit snugly, and they are thin but comfortable. I used it for my LO's day naps.

    I also think that newer porta cots and mattresses are made with SIDS guidelines in mind. That news article is 6 yrs old, and I've seen the difference in portacots from then and now. The newer ones have those breathable net sides that go almost to the bottom..

    Anyway. Point is. I'm sure u'll have ur nephew's safety in mind when making ur purchase.. if he is used to a mattress, then so be it. Maybe his parents have a preference to the type of mattress you'd need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bin13 View Post
    We all have brains we should use instead of just blindly following a direction without understanding why is was put in place.
    You have provided some great information that some parents might not be aware of and may well have helped someone avoid a potentially dangerous situation. However, your posts are written in an attacking way, basically saying that anyone who puts anything other than what comes in the box of a porta cot recklessly endangering their child and are therefore a bad parent. You are making a gross generalization and I don't believe this to be true at all.
    Here here!!!

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    Personally i wouldn't add a mattress.

    On the other hand i also wouldn't be too worried if other people on a forum were concerned about my parenting skills, i guess the fundamental here is safety first!

    Well "opinionated's" message got across - firm words leave imprints!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mim1 View Post
    No, never. Have a look at the SIDS website about safety of portacots. Portacots are not meant to have added mattresses of any type. The risk is that bubs will get stuck between the stretchy cot walls & the edge of the mattress. It's a suffocation risk.

    I bought a thick, soft fitted portacot base cover from Baby Bunting. It's basically a fluffy fitted sheet. Nice & safe, but also a bit soft.
    Has anyone seen these:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271598793...84.m1558.l2649

    They Look great, and have loads of great testimonials. I was thinking it would be a good solution to giving my baby some comfort, and also be safe, as the mattress type base has pockets underneath that you feed the portacot hard mattress into. There is only a layer of quilt under the baby, so it doesn't seem here is any padding my baby could get caught between.
    Also pretty sweet that I dont have to pack a million different sheets for the baby, and break my back making beds while we are holidays!
    Does anyone have one? Are they as good as they sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beenthere79 View Post
    Has anyone seen these:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271598793...84.m1558.l2649

    They Look great, and have loads of great testimonials. I was thinking it would be a good solution to giving my baby some comfort, and also be safe, as the mattress type base has pockets underneath that you feed the portacot hard mattress into. There is only a layer of quilt under the baby, so it doesn't seem here is any padding my baby could get caught between.
    Also pretty sweet that I dont have to pack a million different sheets for the baby, and break my back making beds while we are holidays!
    Does anyone have one? Are they as good as they sound?
    You might be better off starting a new thread as this one is over 2 years old


 

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