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    Nope. Ive used the same mattress for all 3 kids.
    I have always used protectors on it and stored it carefully when not in use - vacumn, wrap in clean bed sheet and then into clean plastic wrapping and stored inside not in garage

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    Nope.

    But then I didn't buy a new mattress for our bed between the girls births. We've had the same mattress on our bed for years

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    Have the SIDS recommendations changed? I always thought they said a new mattress for each child. Or was it just not to use a secondhand one that you don't know the history of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Have the SIDS recommendations changed? I always thought they said a new mattress for each child. Or was it just not to use a secondhand one that you don't know the history of?

    Technically that is the SIDS recommendation but who can actually afford to follow it, especially with larger families? We have used the 2nd hand bassinette mattress which came with it for all 8 of our kids and something similar with both second hand cots.

    As PP said, best to always cover mattresses carefully with protectors and keep sealed when not in use. All of my kids have asthma, too, so avoiding dust is also a good option.

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    We used the same mattress for no.2 that we did for no.1 as the SIDS website from what I remember at the time said it can be used within the one family but shouldn't be given to another. So when we gave our cot to my SIL we didn't give them the mattress, it might have changed now but I didn't think it worth the risk.

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    Bassinette wise, each of our 4 babies got a new mattress.

    Cot wise, 3 used the same mattress and the last baby number 4 has gotten a brand new Cot mattress.

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    Im pregnant with our second and we are getting a new mattress for both the cot and bassinet

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