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We have just been given a second hand cot and mattress. Can we use the mattress for a new born child if we unzip the covers and wash them thoroughly? are there also ways to disinfect the mattress itself? any help would be fantastic. We understand that the baby's safety come first. I just want to know if there is anything I can do before creating more waste for the planet. Regards Ben
My daughter is 9 months old and wakes frequently through the night (8-12+ times). Her GP linked us in with a Mothercraft nurse, who made the following recommendations, however I am not certain it is safe to follow them: - help baby feel secure by swaddling, using an arms in sleeping bag, or tuck arms inside her current armless sleeping bags. I told her I thought swaddling was not safe when baby can roll, but she said my daughter is old enough to reposition herself to keep her face clear of the mattress even when swaddled with arms in - alternatively, use a flanalette sheet (as it “sticks better” UNDER the mattress, use one side to cross over baby and tuck underneath her (arms in), and the other side to wrap over baby and tuck under the mattress on the opposite side. Is this safe if she is at the bottom of the cot and it only comes to her chest? Is a flanelette sheet safe or should only cotton be used? Thank you!
Hello, our 10-week-old baby sleeps well in the “love to dream” bags but raises his arms up to his mouth and nose. We have a sheet tucking him in below the armpits. Is the material of the bag on the arms/hands a potential suffocation risk or would he move them away from his nose naturally? Many thanks
I have read that the Love n Care Vulu mattresses are too soft (failed Choice safety test). I have been given a Vulu cot which can be made into a bassinet. I need to buy the mattress for the bassinet. I am now nervous that the mattress that fits my cot/bassinet well be too soft. I have read the guidelines on the Red Nose website about mattresses and plan to do the firmness test, but is this enough?