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    florentandre
    Bereavement

    Hello,
    I read it is advise to have your baby sleeping in the same room as parents in a Moses basket or a cot for the 1st 6 months.

    I have a crib, which I will be able to put in our room, however the mattress in only 4 cm thick, and I have also read that it is preferable to have babies sleeping on a mattress of at least 10 cm thick. I have this for the cot but won’t have the room for a cot in our bedroom.

    Is it safe for baby to sleep on a 4 cm thick mattress for 6 month?

    Thanks for your help.

    #19638
    Kate.H
    Moderator

    Hello

    We don’t recommend a specific thickness of mattresses as the available research does not suggest that this is an important factor for SIDS. Instead, the key things that make a mattress more safe and reduces the chance of SIDS are that it is firm, flat and waterproof. As long as the mattress is not overly soft/fluffy or angled, it does not appear to matter how thick it is with regard to SIDS.
    Hope this helps
    Kate -Support Team

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