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Moses basket and mattresses - advice please!

(7 Posts)
browntoes2 Fri 22-Mar-13 13:30:25

I agree I would certainly buy a new mattress. In fact you could read the Babyzone leaflet (available to read online through the foundation for sudden infant death (fsid) web site. It recommends a new mattress for each baby and a thin lining for your basket. Also check out tiggi and toggi as they sell individual unpadded basket covers. Good luck!

Becxdobbi Fri 08-Mar-13 21:40:28

Yeah I wouldn't risk it try one of the organic Moses basket mattress if you have the money, my friend had one and much better and thicker than foam one we had.

philbee Fri 08-Mar-13 09:48:00

I've ordered the plastic one. I figured it would be more straightforward to wash sheets etc. if they got sicky or pooey than to wash the mattress cover anyway. Thanks!

NotInMyDay Thu 07-Mar-13 21:39:20

They are so cheap that it seems a no brainier to get a new one.

plantsitter Thu 07-Mar-13 21:37:26

I would just get a new mattress too. A plastic one is fine because the sheet can act as a washable cover.

Rockchick1984 Thu 07-Mar-13 21:34:15

Personally I'd buy a new mattress and wash the fabrics - wouldn't bother buying a whole new basket!

philbee Thu 07-Mar-13 11:10:25

We have a moses basket which DD (now 4) slept in which we got second hand with second hand liner and inside cotton cover. I bought a new mattress for it at the time with washable cover.

I was going to wash the mattress cover and wipe down the plastic covered mattress inside and reuse. Now I'm thinking I should get a new one, as it's been 4 years in storage. Are the ones with just plastic covering OK, or do I need to spend more and get one with a washable cover?

Does the basket need a padded liner? I can't find one to buy anywhere and the old one is a bit manky and not v. washable at high temps. I've got the cotton cover for the basket.

Or should I just ditch the lot and get a new basket, liner, and mattress set from mothercare? They've got them for £30-40 at the moment. Would that be better? Don't know what to do!

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