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To buy a sleepyhead second hand?

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Marsaday Fri 29-Jan-16 21:03:30

So I know people generally do not use/buy second hand cot/crib matresses because it is supposed to increase the risk of SIDS.
However, on ebay and on local selling groups there is a roaring trade in second hand sleepyhead nests.
Is using onw of these second hand not exactly the same as using a second hand mattress? Or am I missing something??
I'm wondering whether to spend £90 new or £50 seond hand...

VocationalGoat Fri 29-Jan-16 21:12:21

Oh second hand all the way. I bought mine brand new during the first wave of them, when they first came out. I sold mine on eBay.
It's washable and I'm sure it will arrive clean and lovely. They use them for such a short time (7-8 months for me...and towards the end, not so much as in the early days). It's worth getting loads of baby stuff second hand.
I loved the Sleepyhead! I'd have kept it if we were having more children. But we're 'done' (not me, but my ovaries are! Lol!).

VocationalGoat Fri 29-Jan-16 21:13:41

PS: Buy it from someone with an excellent feedback score and a solid history of buying and selling on eBay.

MotherKat Sat 30-Jan-16 09:41:55

They aren't P.E.T. so they're not breaking down and releasing gasses.

TheTravellingLemon Sat 30-Jan-16 09:45:41

Mine is second hand. It's all washable. I love it, but DD only sleeps in it during the day when I'm around to watch her. I think there are some concerns with suffocation because of the big squashy bit around the edge but DD likes being swaddled quite tight and can't roll over yet so I think she'll be fine.

Binkybix Sat 30-Jan-16 09:48:24

I wish we'd got ours second hand as ours has not managed to sleep in it once!!

Marsaday Sat 30-Jan-16 10:24:54

binkybix maybe you should sell it to me!

Can you wash the bumper bit then? I assumed you could only wash the cover.

lemon my baby is only 6 days old and definitely can't roll yet! Plus she is swaddled so pretty stuck anyway. She's not been at all keen on being put down sp I thought feeling snuggled would help.

outputgap Sat 30-Jan-16 10:35:44

second hand mattresses are associated with a higher rate of cot death. I wouldn't therefore buy a second hand one of any variety.

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