I got a piece of foam cut to size at Clark rubber
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12-09-2015 19:37 #11
12-09-2015 22:13 #12
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.
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12-09-2015 22:45 #13Senior Member
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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
13-09-2015 09:05 #14
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.
13-09-2015 09:08 #15
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.
13-09-2015 09:28 #16
I have also just added their sheep skin rug under the cot sheet and they always seem to sleep well with just that
13-09-2015 09:57 #17
13-09-2015 11:13 #18
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😊
13-09-2015 11:21 #19
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.
13-09-2015 11:23 #20
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