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Did you buy a new mattress for no.2 or use the same one?

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FluffyKent Wed 03-Dec-14 07:20:45

We were given a cot bed from a friend but bought probably the most expensive mattress (as you do first time round) from mothercare but as we haven't used it much due to no.1 in & out of his cotbed we decided to put him in a full sized single bed instead so mattress & cotbed didn't last longer than 3yrs so has been stored in another bedroom since. The mattress has a zip off cover so has been clean apart from a couple of accidents/sick it's been fine. It has hd a bed sheet over it since storing it in the bedroom but have moved house since but again been stored in a bedroom so not damp at all/not been stored in a garage or loft so not been damp. Will obviously give it a clean/Hoover it etc but do health visitors/midwives scare you re cot death so that's why they recommend a new mattress on each new child? It's hard financially if they expect that and also how do you get rid of/sell a 2nd hand mattress if they scare people etc?

OwlCapone Wed 03-Dec-14 07:31:46

I used the same mattress for 1, 2 and 3.

Mum2Pea Wed 03-Dec-14 07:34:50

I used the same mattress for 1 and 2

Curiouslygrumpycola Wed 03-Dec-14 07:37:23

I used a new mattress for dc2. I knew I am the kind of person who would blame myself if something went wrong and I had known the SIDS advice.

Springcleanish Wed 03-Dec-14 07:41:14

We used the same mattress, we knew where it had been, how it was looked after and that it was clean and not damp.

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