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    I have used the same mattress with both my girls and if I have a third I will too. Mattress protector has always been used and I am also confident that it's clean enough I really couldn't justify buying a new mattress for each bub.

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    I think we'll have to buy a 2nd mattress for our cot but that's cause our ds had his cot mattress next to his bed for a while to prevent injury in case he fell out (which he only did once - before we had the cot mattress there!). Problem was he liked to jump a lot on the cot mattress & I don't think it survived that too well. We're about to get it out of storage and decide if a 2nd mattress is needed.

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    We uses the same one for both our kids. It was always used with a waterproof protector and used for such a short time (DD was in the cot from 4 months until 12 months and DS from 8 weeks until 8 months) before they went into single beds.
    I couldn't see the point in spending $ on a new innerspring mattress when there was nothing wrong with the one we had.
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    I used the same for both boys. It was new for DS1. The mattress always had a waterproof mattress protector on it. I figure my mattress is older and I share with DH, so them sharing a newer good quality one is fine.

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    thanks so much for all the replies
    our mattess has had a protector on it too so i think i might just stick with the one we have.
    at the risk of sounding like a total moron how do you clean a mattress? do you get it prof cleaned or do you just give it a vacuum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsmeister View Post
    at the risk of sounding like a total moron how do you clean a mattress? do you get it prof cleaned or do you just give it a vacuum?
    Do you have a turbo head on your vacuum? I was told that was the best way and standing it outside on a piece of plastic or sheet to protect it in the sun. The sun kills dust mites etc that love mattresses.

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    We buy a new mattress for each new baby including both the Cot and Basinette matresses. I am a stickler for washing sheets on a high temp, changing them regularly (hate the thought of dust mites and skin shedding!) and drying them in the sunshine and use cotton and plastic backed mattress protectors and yet I still buy a new mattress with each baby.

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    I've always bought new matresses with all my kids, just my choice, but if it is clean and had a protector on it, I'm sure it would be fine.

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    When my son was small the new material chemical fumes etc were considered more harmful than using an old mattress.

    I co slept on my over ten year old bed with no ill effects this time around.

    It's a good way to keep people spending money though.
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    Use the old one, new foam mattresses are full of more chemicals and pending on how new they are you can and will still smell them, so if your baby is sleeping on it im sure it can't be too good.


 

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