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    Default new baby new mattress?

    hey
    did you buy a new mattress for your cot for DD/DS 2?
    the mattress we have was new for DD1 and is about 3 yrs old
    just not sure if i need to get a newone for DD2

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    Our mattress will almost be 3yrs old and will be used for DD2, it is in perfect condition I dont see any point getting a new one.

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    I thought it was only if you got a cot second hand or it had been in storage for along time. I plan to use the same mattress for #3 in May (well after being in the cradle) I look after it and clean it often so not worried about condition or age.

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    I used the same mattress for all three. My eldest is 7, youngest is 1. It is still immaculate and like new though.

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    I am using the same mattress for this baby. So long as the mattress is clean, in good condition and mould-free then I don't see a problem using a previously used one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    The recommendation is to use a firm, well fitting, clean mattress with no damage. Considering the risk of mould and dust in baby mattress' I buy a new one for each child. They aren't all that expensive and studies have shown that mattress' used for more than one child come with an increased SIDs risk.

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    I am happily using my mattress for my second child, it is still firm and has always had two protectors on it.

    If you are interested, here is a quote from the sids website:

    "There has been recent media attention in relation to a theory that there may be a link between SIDS and the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus).SIDS and Kids has reviewed the research to date and has found that there is no evidence to show that there is an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) for babies who sleep on the back and on a firm, clean, well fitting mattress that is in good condition"


    http://www.sidsandkids.org/wp-conten...ttress-Use.pdf

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    I used the same mattress for both kids. There is 2 years, 9 months between them. Although in reality my kids spent very little time in the cot. They slept in my bed for the most part so the cot mattress was still relatively new.

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    ive used the same one for both DD's. i know its been stored correctly and has not been anywhere damp so no risk of mould

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    The risk of mould isn't just from damp places but usual baby stuff like sweating, coughing up, even a slightly leaky nappy or a humid day. Mould lives in the air.
    i realise that but as ive always used 2 mattress protectors that are both washed weekly i am confident in my choice


 

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