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LittleJack15 Sat 13-Apr-13 18:44:36

I've been looking at mattress's for my four week old when he goes into his cot. I haven't a clue what is the right one. Any ideas? shockshock

MoonlightandRoses Sat 13-Apr-13 20:53:46

Firstly, congratulations!

I'd say go for the most expensive you can afford (although, if you go for an IKEA cot/mattress combination then it's pretty inexpensive but the quality is good).

Other things to look out for are:
Does it have a washable cover?
Do standard cot sheets fit or do you need to consider specialised ones (e.g. IKEA matresses only fit IKEA sheets)
Has it passed the highest safety standards?

LittleJack15 Sat 13-Apr-13 22:07:48

Thank you.. Do you know what you need to prevent flat spot? I've got a cot from mothercare just no mattress.

MoonlightandRoses Sat 13-Apr-13 22:44:07

Do you mean on their head? There's not much you can do - it does tend to disappear though shortly after they are able to turn themselves onto their fronts.

Or, if you mean the mattress - every time I change the sheets I turn the mattress 180° and also turn it over so it wears evenly.

LittleJack15 Sun 14-Apr-13 05:26:29

No Little Jack hasn't got it just for preventing it really and don't have much of a clueshockJacks my first. Thank you for your help.

MoonlightandRoses Sun 14-Apr-13 22:55:17

Don't worry, after being on here for a while you will do! grin

I certainly spent a very long little while panicking when small child here had an 'angled' head at the back, but it's fine now.

Hopefully see you around the boards and hope he's letting you get some sleep for an hour or so every now and again.

Beehatch Sun 14-Apr-13 23:03:19

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