We have bought a second hand cot and are going to get a mattress for it. If it were a cot that converted to a junior bed I would be tempted to get a sprung mattress, but for a baby is there any benefit in getting more than a breathable foam mattress with a wipe-clean side?

asked 13 Feb '10, 20:22

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There are those who argue that harmful chemicals used in mattress manufacture seep out of the mattress during use and are breathed in by the sleeper. Some of these chemicals are cumulative poisons and build up in the body during the lifetime. Clearly in this case it is most important that a baby, who has a long lifetime ahead of them, avoids, where possible, breathing in such toxins.

If you agree with this line of argument then you may wish to pay more for an organic mattress.


answered 13 Feb '10, 21:34

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