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For our daughter we were given a crib mattress. My husband thinks we should buy a new one for this baby. What are your thoughts? Would you buy a new crib mattress, or use the one that you already have?
Assuming your DD isnt using that crib matress now, there is no way I would buy another one. I would absolutely use what I already have.
Heck no, unless there were huge tears or it was extremely saggy. They are covered in plastic, so it's not like they are soaked with urine. The one we had was given to us and in amazing condition when we were done. I would say it was in almost the same condition as when we got it from a friend. We were very careful about making sure it was a very firm mattress and I don't think it changed much in the 18 months we had it.
You could always get a mattress pad if DH is that worried about it. I wouldn't see anything wrong with it, but then again, we only have one LO. What exactly are his reasons for wanting a new one?
We recently switched DS to a bed (he will be 2 1/2 next month). I am not planning on keeping the crib mattress b/c we are not planning on any more kids within the next year or so and I don't want it sitting around that long not being used. So, if we have any more kids, he/she will get a new crib mattress.
If you have the money, I would buy a new one just b/c it was used before your DD had it. It's probably pretty worn in. You want a firm mattress to reduce risk of SIDS.
if your DD isn't using the crib mattress now, use it.
My DS is in a regular bed so the crib mattress is in the closet. We are using DSs old crib mattress for DS2