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    Default How to fit the cot mattress properly

    Hi everyone,
    I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant with my first child and recently set up a cot that I bought off ebay when I first found out that I was pregnant. The problem is, the mattress that came with the cot doesn't seem right. It has the correct Australian Standard specifications but when I push the mattress to the end of the cot, there is a space between the cot and the mattress where I can fit 2 fingers. I don't feel that this is safe and I'm not exactly sure what I should/can do now? Any advice?

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    Sounds about right..

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    Firstly is the mattress a used one? They do say you should get a new mattress for each baby.

    You could always get a piece of high density foam cut to fit the gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    Sounds about right..
    It's supposed to have that gap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bada View Post
    Firstly is the mattress a used one? They do say you should get a new mattress for each baby.

    You could always get a piece of high density foam cut to fit the gap.
    Yes it's brand new, I got it with the cot. Where would I get the foam from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rouni View Post
    It's supposed to have that gap?
    Mine does, I'm pretty sure it's so there is room for sheets and blankets to be put on/tucked in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    Mine does, I'm pretty sure it's so there is room for sheets and blankets to be put on/tucked in.
    There's a slot in the cot for the mattress to fit in but both sides of it won't tuck in there so I'm not sure why it's there. So I thought maybe the mattress had to be tucked in the cot so it tightly fit in on both sides?


 

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