There are so many things that you can buy for your baby and it can be very easy to get confused about what your baby should sleep in or on. Read more about the best mattress for your baby to reduce the risk of SIDS.
The main thing to remember is that the safest mattress for your baby is one that is firm and flat and is protected by a waterproof cover. This will help keep the mattress clean and dry as they’re easy to wipe down.
The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a Moses basket or cot, in the same room as you, for the first 6 months.
Can I use a second-hand mattress?
We understand that it can be common for parents to use second-hand mattresses that have been given by friends or family, or that you’ve used for your other babies.
Some research has found an increased chance of SIDS when using a second-hand mattress brought in from outside of the family home.
If you do decide to use a second-hand mattress, reduce the risk of SIDS by:
- Making sure the mattress was previously completely protected by a waterproof cover
- Making sure there are no rips or tears and it’s in a good condition
- Making sure the mattress is firm and flat to keep your baby sleeping safely
If you have any questions or queries about the best mattress for your baby and safer sleep, please feel free to get in touch at email@example.com.
You can also read more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.