Finally bought the cot, its a 70x140 cot bed & shops tell me to get a sprung mattress as the child can stay in it till age 7. I hope to have 2nd child when dc1 is around 3 so is it worth spending a fortune on a mattress that will only be used for 3years before being replaced ready for dc2?
Also, is it worth getting the ones with the zip off washable top? X
I'd say no to the first and yes to the second. It's a bit galling to have spent quite a bit on DD's mattress. It looks pristine, but we will be getting a new one for DC2. Washable is always good with babies, even though DD was never sick or leaky on her mattress.
Oh and sprung vs foam is a personal choice. If you like the idea of sprung you can usually find them pretty cheap/ similar priced to foam, on offer somewhere. Although I'll admit my first I was a bit pfb and got a pocket sprung at £100ish ! This time I've got a quality sprung reduced in a sale for less than £40.
I got a silent night my first mattress for about 100. I figured i wouldnt want to sleep on foam! My cot is the same size as yours and the website said the cot came without a mattress. It didnt and i now have 2!