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Second hand crib question

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chiggins Sun 30-Oct-16 13:07:41

It's only just occurred to me.... I bought a second hand Chicco next 2 me crib but should I be buying a new mattress for it? Kind of defeats the point of buying a second hand one but I didn't think about it at the time.
I've seen some Chicco mattress toppers for it which I was going to buy but is that ok or should I but a new mattress??

Ohb0llocks Sun 30-Oct-16 13:09:02

Always buy a new mattress

CupofTeaTime Sun 30-Oct-16 13:12:12

Definitely get a new mattress.

user1471950254 Sun 30-Oct-16 13:24:23

SIDS advice is to provide a new mattress for every child to ensure it's firm etc. So definitely recommend a new mattress

user1471950254 Sun 30-Oct-16 13:25:11

^ Sorry to prevent SIDS obviously^ ^^

AntiHop Sun 30-Oct-16 13:30:54

Also make sure you have been given the instructions or find the manufacturer's instructions online. There was a very dad case a couple of years ago when a baby died and the parents had a second hand crib without instructions and they were using it incorrectly. It was the bednest crib.

plimsolls Sun 30-Oct-16 13:31:40

New mattress. And it doesn't defeat the point at all. New Next2Mes are about £150 but you can get a new mattress for less than £30. I got ours from the imaginatively named "baby mattresses online" site.

MrsGsnow18 Sun 30-Oct-16 13:31:56

Definitely need a new mattress.

plimsolls Sun 30-Oct-16 13:32:40

Unless you bought a second hand Next2Me for £120 I suppose.

WatchingFromTheWings Sun 30-Oct-16 13:32:40

Buy a new mattress every single time. I used the same cot for DC 1&2 but had a new mattress for each.

chiggins Sun 30-Oct-16 19:41:40

Thanks ladies, new mattress it is!

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