Generally we would advise it is safest to have a new mattress for each baby, though we know this is not always possible. There is some evidence to suggest that bringing in a mattress from another home might increase the risk of sudden infant death very slightly.

Do I need to buy a new crib mattress for my second child?

However, you shouldn’t reuse a crib mattress for another baby. A reused crib mattress may not be clean or in good condition, and reusing a crib mattress could put your baby at increased risk for SIDS.

How often should you replace a cot mattress?

The National Bed Federation advises that adults replace their mattress every seven years, but for children’s beds you may need to replace them slightly earlier than that to ensure they are providing the suitable support for their little bodies.

Can you use a second hand cot mattress?

Should you buy a second-hand cot mattress? We do not recommend buying or using a second-hand cot mattress. The Lullaby Trust also says there is some research that found an increased chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) when using a second-hand mattress, although the link is not yet proven.

When should you change a baby’s mattress?

Although each child is different, customers typically flip their crib mattress when their baby is about 12 months old, although your baby might be ready to have their mattress flipped a little sooner or perhaps even later- so it is always best to check with your pediatrician first.

Can you reuse bottles for a second baby?

As long as they’re not broken or warped, bottles are fine to reuse. You’ll just need to buy some new teats.

How long does a baby mattress last?

A crib mattress can last for as long a crib can last. In fact, creative parents will strive to reuse the mattress after flipping it over, as children transition to a toddler bed. On average, a crib mattress can last about 3 years, provided it is not abused and treated kindly.

What age can you leave a comforter in the cot?

Top tips: You can introduce a comforter from the age of six months. Stick to one comforter, ideally one that is washable (and get a spare!) Sleep with it overnight before so that it smells of you (or hold it between you during feeds).

Do I need a mattress protector for cot?

Every cot bed does really need to be protected by a waterproof cot bed mattress protector. The reason for this is that babies get hot and sweaty and they tend to leak! They dribble and can be sick and they can have an accident with their nappy.

Can a baby sleep in a Moses basket on the floor?

Place your Moses basket or Baby Box on the floor, or the inside of the cot, so that there’s no risk of it falling or toppling over. Your little one can sleep in their Moses basket or Baby Box until they’re big enough to roll themselves over, or pull themselves up without your help.

What is the safest mattress for a baby?

Best Crib Mattresses Best Overall Crib Mattress : Colgate Eco Classica III Dual Firmness Eco-Friendlier Crib Mattress. Best Long-Lasting Crib Mattress : Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Crib Mattress. Best Crib Mattress to Fight Allergies : Sealy Baby Posturepedic Crown Jewel Luxury Firm Crib and Toddler Mattress.

Can my baby sleep on a used mattress?

Second-Hand Mattresses And SIDS According to a case-controlled study done in Scotland between 1997 to 2000, the use of a second-hand baby mattress can significantly increase the risk of SIDS, especially if the mattress is coming from another household.

What is the safest type of cot mattress?

The Lullaby Trust advises that the safest cot is a clear cot – clear from soft toys, cot bumpers, wedges or sleep positioners, for instance. This is because evidence shows that the safest way for a baby to sleep is on a firm flat mattress in a clear cot.

At what age can babies sleep on soft mattress?

The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should keep the soft objects and loose bedding away from infants because they can inadvertently lead to suffocation. Furthermore, bedding has been associated with sudden infant death syndrome, the leading cause of death for infants 1 month to 1 year old.

When can baby sleep on soft side of mattress?

Each child is different, so it’s best to check with your pediatrician before transitioning to the toddler side or adding toddler pillows. Our customers typically flip their crib mattresses when their baby is about 12 months old, but your baby might be ready to flip a little sooner or even later.

When can baby sleep with blanket?

You may be tempted to offer your baby a soft, warm blanket to help comfort them at night. However, blankets are not recommended until your baby reaches at least 12 months old because they can increase the risk of accidental suffocation.

Should you replace bottle nipples between babies?

Most bottle manufacturers recommend checking nipples for signs of wear when they’ve been in use about 3 months, although they can certainly last longer. However, if you notice them wearing out earlier, there’s definitely no reason not to take them out of use sooner.

Do you save bottles for next baby?

Bottles – KEEP Bottles can be safely reused after sterilizing. Of course, if you own 55 bottles, you might just want to consider paring down your collection. Do keep a variety of bottle types, however, as different babies seem to have their own preferences.

How often should you change your baby’s bottles?

If you don’t notice any chips or cracks in your baby’s bottles, a good rule of thumb is to dispose of them every four to six months, according to The Health Site. If any bottle you have is hovering in the questionable category due to cracks or coloring, it’s always better to toss it than hang onto it.