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    Default New bub new mattress?

    Did you bother with a new mattress for your 2nd/3rd bub etc?

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    I won't be, we purchased a new mattress for both the cot and bassinet when our first was born, the bassinet was only used for about three months and DS mainly co-slept so the cot mattress is pretty much new.

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    Yes new mattress for each baby. When having my youngest it was the one SIDS risk the midwives kept reinforcing at each appoiintment when chatting about getting ready.

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    Not that I have 2, but if I did I wouldn't . Waste of $$

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    I heard years ago second hand mattress are a sids risk, my second got a new one. If I have another child it will get a new one too, you can get them new for $80, not worth the risk IMO

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    For the cradle nope, DD2 is hardly ever in there. I will for the cot though.

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    We bought a new bassinet mattress but not a cot mattress. DS1 barely slept in the cot so I didn't bother. Not sure what to do about bub 3 but will probable end up with a new one as DS2 sleeps in his cot all the time.

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    Thanks ladies. The SIDS thing worried me so I just looked it up on the SIDS and kids website.

    Apparently they are saying a second hand mattress isn't a risk. That bacteria mentioned in a study is found on the skin/nose etc of healthy adults and kids...?

    http://www.sidsandkids.org/wp-conten...IS_FAQweb3.pdf

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    I'm using our mattress from 1st bub but I use mattress protectors on them from the beginning. I wouldn't buy second hand mattresses from others though


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    As VicPark said, it's not a SIDS risk to re-use a mattress. Obviously you want it to be from a smoke free environment, but there's no need to buy a new one for each baby.

    ETA: VP, I did the same thing, checked the website before DS2 came along.


 

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