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Moses basket dilemma?!

(15 Posts)
Lauraemma94 Fri 17-Jul-15 23:02:51

I brought a second hand Moses basket, but I decided to replace the old mattress with a new one, problem is I took it out the packaging without realising it was too big for the basket! So now I can't return it... Does anyone have any suggestions?! Would be much appreciated smile I currently have the new one on top of the old one cause the new one isn't as thick as the old one but I don't know whether that will be a problem for baby when he gets here?! Help!!!! :')

ragelrar Fri 17-Jul-15 23:10:22

Can you take the mattress out of its cover and cut it to size?

Lottiedoubtie Fri 17-Jul-15 23:12:44

Amazon, put in the correct measurements, you can get new for £10-15, bin the other two. Don't worry about it only being a couple of inches thick at most, that's fine.

Lauraemma94 Fri 17-Jul-15 23:39:14

I know the mattress can come off, it's an airflow foam mattress so can I cut it?? And I'll have to ask to cut it for me if I can do it

Lauraemma94 Fri 17-Jul-15 23:39:55

I didn't really wanna bin the new one as it cost 20 odd pound so yeah trying to find a solution to make it fit

Lilydreams Sat 18-Jul-15 07:07:52

Stick the wrong size one on eBay, bin the old and find the correct size on there- got one last week for under a tenner!

Lilydreams Sat 18-Jul-15 07:08:02

It was brand new by the way

NeuroticFox1 Sat 18-Jul-15 12:45:41

Hiya there are Facebook groups for selling baby stuff too, usually local ones so you could try to get near to full price on there. Personally I wouldn't mess around trying to make it fit or using 2 as I'd be concerned about safety x

Lauraemma94 Sat 18-Jul-15 13:37:03

Yeah but I'm still then stuck with the dilemma of not having a mattress if I sell the new one, so I'm just trying to think of solutions to help make it for as my basket is a weird size smile

ragelrar Sat 18-Jul-15 14:40:26

you can cut it down if it is foam, just trim the edges, but if the mattress will fray it is better not to. My basket is a weird size too, I couldn't get a mattresses to fit so bought a big crib mattress, cut the corners and trimmed the sides and put it back in it's cover. Mine is an airflow one too.

Lauraemma94 Sat 18-Jul-15 15:04:16

Yeah that's what my mom is gonna do for me cause it's just a foam mattress so she's gonna take it to work with her and cut it down and overlock the seam back up smile

soloula Sat 18-Jul-15 16:51:47

I didn't like the mattress that came with DD's moses basket so bought a new one. Original one now gets used as a kneeling pad for me when DD is in the bath.

Lottiedoubtie Sat 18-Jul-15 18:14:39

Original one now gets used as a kneeling pad for me when DD is in the bath.

this is a brilliant idea- why did I not think of this before I chucked out? grin

soloula Sat 18-Jul-15 18:49:13

Cause you're obviously not a hoarder like me Lottiedoubtie. grin

Lauraemma94 Sat 18-Jul-15 20:10:15

I never thought of using it as a kneeling pad! Good idea smile

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