What is the latest advice re. matresses for babies? With dd we bought a coconut fibre (ie natural fibre) matress - it was in a matress cover and is in good condition as far as I can tell. It's 4 years old ... she used for 2.5 years and since then it's been in plastic under our bed. Is it safe to use for new baby?
Also, same question for matress for the moses basket ... used that for about 8 weeks and since lent to a friend. It's got a plastic cover I think.
Did anyone see the article about the asthma and bunk beds theory? My mum said that asthma has been linked to sleeping on the bottom bunk - due to dust mites and droppings falling onto the occupier from the bunk above. Will have to google, but I bet it was in the daily mail.....
It's fine to use it. I'm not buying a new mattress for my baby due in Feb.
This is the official advice from the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths:
What kind of mattress should I use?
It doesnt matter whether the mattress is new, as long as its firm, not soft, doesnt sag and shows no sign of deterioration. Keep it well aired, clean and dry. Use a mattress completely covered with PVC or another wipe-clean surface. Ventilated mattresses (with holes) are not necessary. Place your baby with their feet to the foot of the cot. Never sleep your baby on a pillow, cushion, bean bag or water bed. Never sleep together with your baby on a sofa or settee.