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    I got a piece of foam cut to size at Clark rubber

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    We bought a foam cot mattress on sale from Ikea & DP cut it to size. I resized the mattress cover that you zip up over it.

    http://m.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/art/20214316/
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    I used a quilted portacot sheet like the one posted above that was SIDS safe, I think you'll find a piece of rubber or foam isn't recommended

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    I thought I'd read somewhere that it was a sids risk to add mattresses to a Portacot. If you are going to do it I would make sure that is it a perfect fit.. I think the risk was if there's a small gap between the mattress and the edge of the cot bub can end up wedged face down. I also thought that the mattress that came with ours was very thin and had a hard bit in the middle but it never actually bothered our bub, she slept no problem in it and still does at 2yo when we travel.

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    My Dd also was never bothered by the mattress, always slept well on it. As she got older I did put a bit of a quilted type blanket on the bottom but she was old enough that I wasn't concerned about the SIDS risk.

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    I have also just added their sheep skin rug under the cot sheet and they always seem to sleep well with just that

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    I got a piece of foam cut to size at Clark rubber
    We did this and much more comfortable. Have to think yourself would you want to lie on hard plastic, thats about all our base is so dd sleeps well now on the foam mattress.

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    Yes...it's not recommended & is classed as a SIDS risk for the reasons @Mambo described.

    Agree that you have to ensure any mattress you get has to be a perfect fit so as not to leave any gaps bub could potentially get trapped in.

    Dd's been using hers since she was 4 months old with no probs😊

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    Just a thought tho. The OPs kid is well over 12mths old. Is SIDS really a risk at this age. My kids at this age were perfectly capable of moving themselves around to make themselves more comfy in their bed whilst asleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Just a thought tho. The OPs kid is well over 12mths old. Is SIDS really a risk at this age. My kids at this age were perfectly capable of moving themselves around to make themselves more comfy in their bed whilst asleep.
    Ah yes fair point. I didn't realise it was for a child over one. But still useful hopefully for anyone considering this for their baby.


 

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