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Old 06-01-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Memory foam mattress...risk of SIDS??

Hi, we have a memory foam top on our mattress--not a soft pillow top, but the kind that kind of sinks in and conforms to your body. It's not firm, in other words, but it's not completely sink-down-into either. Would you let your baby sleep on a bed like this? This memory foam thing is huge and unweildy when not on the bed--not easily stored. I want to start sleeping with my son, but Im worried about SIDS. We have a spare room I can move to, which I think I might do, just to ease my mind. Just wanted to check with you guys too! Thank you for any response...

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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I believe they're supposed to have a firm mattress until they are age two or older. Not only the suffocation hazard but also their body is developing and memory foam and soft mattresses do not provide the right support for their spine.

We bought our DD a firm mattress for her crib and she slept on it for the first couple years.
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How about getting a mattress topper to lay under the baby?

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We have a foam topper (not attached) and removed it when YDS was born. We put it back when he was 23 mo. When the newbie is born, the topper will get put away again.
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Re: Memory foam mattress...risk of SIDS??

I would not do it. A lot of people get hot flashes and overheat when sleeping on memory foam (me being one of them).
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I had never heard of that but we have a tempurpedic memory foam mattress and my DD has slept on it all her life.
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Re: Memory foam mattress...risk of SIDS??

We have memory foam but it's firm, so that really doesn't help you. If the baby sinks down into it, I'd say it's not safe.
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I have a tempur pedic one and I would be more concerned with the chemicals...I don't know what the heck that thing is made out of
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Re: Memory foam mattress...risk of SIDS??

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I have a tempur pedic one and I would be more concerned with the chemicals...I don't know what the heck that thing is made out of
LOL yea that.

I think use common sense. If your baby sinks down to the point where you think suffocation is a risk, don't use it. But if you can see that it's not going to pose a risk, I don't think it's an issue. It's kind of hard for someone to read "my foam mattress is kind of squishy but not really squishy" and know if that's safe for baby or not. KWIM?

IMO, just trust your instincts and your common sense and you and your LO will (probably) be just fine.
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Re: Memory foam mattress...risk of SIDS??

i've been wondering this.....our last baby we co-slept with (most of the time) before we got our tempur-pedic...now since i'm expecting in july i was wondering the same...i'm not too worried about the baby getting too warm since i've never gotten too warm in ours because it has the air flow stuff, but the sinking in. hmmmmmmm???
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