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If this is your second or later child...

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Terramirabilis Mon 12-Feb-18 19:47:00

...Will you buy a new cot mattress based on the research that reused cot mattresses, are associated with increased SIDS risk?

We're umming and ahhing at the moment.

Backenette Mon 12-Feb-18 19:47:33

Wondering this myself.

WelshMammy123 Mon 12-Feb-18 19:49:24

Yes we will be - for both the crib and the cot.

doowapwap Mon 12-Feb-18 19:51:18

Yes, this is baby number 4 and we'll be getting a new mattress for Moses basket and cot. We did the same with number 2 and 3

Hulaballoo Mon 12-Feb-18 19:52:26

Baby number 3, we've anyways bought a new mattress for each child. X

HLBug Mon 12-Feb-18 19:52:46

Yes, we did. Not worth the risk.

TheNecroscope Mon 12-Feb-18 19:52:49

We bought new mattresses for each child - cot, crib and Moses basket. Not worth the risk for me.

hystericaluterus Mon 12-Feb-18 19:54:26

Yes. Not worth the worry

namechange4444 Mon 12-Feb-18 19:56:40

To me it would depend on the age gap and how it was stored, I would use a mattress that had been in the loft over a year or so but if there was say less than a 2 year gap and baby would go straight into siblings cot when they moved up to a bed i wouldn't worry about changing.

We had sold everything from DC1 so had to buy new regardless.

namechange4444 Mon 12-Feb-18 19:57:10

wouldn't* not would use a mattress from the loft!

moggle Mon 12-Feb-18 19:58:32

No we haven’t. It went straight from my daughter sleeping on it to my twins. Not put in storage or anything. She had never puked on it or weed on it and it has always had a protector on it. As we are in the lowest risk classes for all the other SIDS risk factors I decided it would make negligible or no difference to the twins risk.

Rainbowsandflowers78 Mon 12-Feb-18 20:00:33

didn’t for the cot

Did for next to me baby slept in for first 3/4 months

I think if you know how it’s been used - hasn’t had lots of sick etc on it and is still firm it’s a bit different to having one you don’t know who has puked on it etc.

Twickerhun Mon 12-Feb-18 20:04:20

I’m thinking if keeping the same Moses basket mattress. DS only used it for a couple of months. It’s never been puked on etc, stored in a wardrobe fir a year only etc.
Will need a new cot mattress tho.

Katurah Mon 12-Feb-18 20:05:46

We kept the same mattress as both of mine sleep in a sleepyhead so it's still brand new really!

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 12-Feb-18 20:14:58

No. It isn't recommended by the lullaby trust.The risk of sids is a second hand mattress from outside the home.

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 12-Feb-18 20:18:47

Sorry recommended was the wrong choice of word there. They basically say it isn't a necessity (assuming mattress is in good condition of course!).

Mycarsmellsoflavender Mon 12-Feb-18 20:29:33

I just hand washed the Moses basket mattress in between babies. It was just a simple sponge one anyway. Used the same one 4 times.

TiggeryBear Mon 12-Feb-18 20:37:31

Currently 17wks with DC2 will be reusing DDs (2 next month) crib mattress - the cover was washed & dried thoroughly on the aired by the radiator for several days & the inside bit was antibac wiped thoroughly before being stored in a sealed vacuum bag in the loft. I'm not sure about the mattress for the cotbed. It's currently on the dismantled cotbed frame under DDs single bed in the bedroom they are going to share once DC2 is old enough to go in the cotbed.

Terramirabilis Mon 12-Feb-18 21:06:47

Hmmm. Our mattress was secondhand when we got it for our first child so I'm thinking maybe we should get a new one now. I wasn't aware of any issues with secondhand mattresses when I used it the first time, and it was in good condition (actually a ludicrously expensive mattress originally but that's doting grandparents for you!)

Oysterbabe Mon 12-Feb-18 21:08:21

We didn't. Small age gap, stored well and a waterproof mattress protector used at all times. In fact the cot mattress won't be stored at all, DS will go straight into it once DD moves to a toddler bed. I decided the risk was very small.

FourForYouGlenCoco Mon 12-Feb-18 21:19:57

Expecting baby #3 and will be buying a new cot mattress - DC2 was a very sicky baby so the old one has seen better days! DC2 never had a Moses basket as DC1 could be trusted not to step on him etc, but we have a much smaller age gap this time so new Moses basket too. Poor soon-to-be DC3 has literally nothing else new of their own so hey ho!

gryffen Mon 12-Feb-18 21:21:10

We will change as 40yr old moses basket that had hubby in it as baby needs certain shape, we need a new cotbed since dd1 snapped it and is in proper bed now and the swing crib is old too.
Four years between them = new mattresses and material.

mindutopia Tue 13-Feb-18 09:29:58

Yes, our first is 5 now. We used her actual cot mattress for a year (as a bedside cot) and then we've used it since for camping and travel. Her cot bed mattress again is also 5 years old and it got about 4 years of daily use. Both though cleaned after have seen their fair share of vomit and wee. I wouldn't put a new baby on that. Maybe it would be different if we only had like a 1-2 year age gap, but mattresses don't have to be ridiculously expensive, so I think I would err on the side of caution and get a new one.

charlottexox Tue 13-Feb-18 09:41:33

Second baby for me and will need to buy a new bed anyway as my DD will only just be 2!

Newnaime Tue 13-Feb-18 09:42:15

I will be only because DD will still be in cot bed with original mattress. Can I ask what "risk" everyone's referring to? Genuine question. I assume it's something to do with SIDS?

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