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Is this PFB or just gross?

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theevildead2 Tue 21-Dec-10 13:57:24

I thought baby mattress should always be bought new.

Am AIBU to be horrified by this stained holy thing found in a shed? And the fact that its actually being SOLD..

cgi.ebay.co.uk/BABY-COT-MATRESS-/200556464012?pt=U K_Baby_NurseryBedding_RL&hash=item2eb218c78c

themildmanneredjanitor Tue 21-Dec-10 13:58:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cece Tue 21-Dec-10 13:59:04

It always amazes me what people will buy on eBay! I agree gross

Charleney Tue 21-Dec-10 13:59:13

Urgh.. that is gross.
That reminds me actually.. i need to find one too! Preferably a clean one

JodiesMummy Tue 21-Dec-10 13:59:25

Horrid.

Pheebe Tue 21-Dec-10 14:00:25

Would make a good dog bed

orangepoo Tue 21-Dec-10 14:02:11

That is disgraceful and eBay ought to remove the listing - that could be a serious danger to a newborn.

The sale of used cot mattresses should be banned on eBay IMO.

The seller also deserves to be banned from eBay.

GoldenGreen Tue 21-Dec-10 14:03:05

My not-terribly-hygienic 4 yr old has just seen this and said "it's diiirty" in eeeww tones - that's saying something!

peppapighastakenovermylife Tue 21-Dec-10 14:04:02

shock

ILoveItWhenYouCallMeBoo Tue 21-Dec-10 14:04:30

my first thought was dog bed too pheebe grin

weedle Tue 21-Dec-10 14:06:31

vom

thumbplumpuddingwitch Tue 21-Dec-10 14:07:06

Yuk.
Yes, you should always buy the mattress new. I got given lots of stuff for DS but the one thing I spent a fair bit of money on was a new mattress for DS. Not a foam one, got him a coconut-matting stuffed and sprung mattress - so glad I did, he was such a HOT baby, he'd never have coped on a foam mattress.

thisisyesterday Tue 21-Dec-10 14:08:00

vile! i hope no-one buys it

theevildead2 Tue 21-Dec-10 14:08:02

I reported it as a "hazardous item" grin

TheFoosa Tue 21-Dec-10 14:10:45

they are also flogging this if you're interested

maybe they'll do a deal on postage

theevildead2 Tue 21-Dec-10 14:12:10

Eurgh I hope he isn't equally stained

backwardpossom Tue 21-Dec-10 14:16:47

Would make a lovely present for DS TheFoosa

Arf!

How rank can you get?!

orangepoo Tue 21-Dec-10 14:18:43

well done theevildead2 - I didn't know you could do that.

hairyfairylights Tue 21-Dec-10 14:19:03

That's truly minging.

SmokinSanta Tue 21-Dec-10 14:24:48

From the posting though, they dont seem to understand that this isnt a good idea? That there may be mould spores etc in it?

I have sold/donated both a cot mattress and a cotbed mattress. However, I would not sell them with the idea of them being used for newborns - as far as I know the cot bed mattress was used for a 2 year old for occasional use at Grandparents, and the cot mattress donated to a rehouse vulnerable mum with a 9mo.

Runoutofideas Tue 21-Dec-10 14:25:18

No one is saying you have to actually put a baby to bed on it though. If it was local to me, I'd have it to put on top off my rabbit hutch to try to keep the poor things a bit warmer in this weather. It could have many and varied uses - although clearly most sane people wouldn't use it for a baby I would hope.....

SmokinSanta Tue 21-Dec-10 14:25:25

hasten to add both mine were in as new condition though, and nothing like that!!

orangepoo Tue 21-Dec-10 14:28:29

Runoutofideas - the seller clearly does intend it to be used for a child

"THIS SIDE IS AN AIRSPRUNG SOFT MATTRESS AND THEN THE OTHER SIDE IS A PROTECTIVE PLASTIC FOR WHEN YOUR CHILD GROWS OLDER"

It would be very sad if someone did use it for a child, not realising the dangers.

TheMonster Tue 21-Dec-10 14:28:37

Gross.

VallhalaLalalalalalalalaaaaaa Tue 21-Dec-10 14:32:00

Once covered, I would imagine that some of the rescue dogs I deal with would be bloody grateful for it. They might chew it and will doubtless walk on it with wet paws so it wouldn't matter but I wouldn't dream of putting a baby on it.

But if anyone is nearby to the seller and would be able to collect then drop a cot mattress off to their nearest dog rescue, I'll pay the price of it and their petrol...

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