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Newborn Crib and Mattress

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I was originally going to opt for this one (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B074PCHMTQ), because you can apparently breathe through the mattress itself if the baby manages to get face-down, the core is lightweight and submersible for washing.... Despite the uber-steep price.

On the other side of the coin, I came across this one which seems pretty popular (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07TGXQLFT).

Still not sure which way to go.
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MP3_SKY wrote: I always heard that Crib is not the most important, but the mattress is.

However, I say to myself if I'm not going to sleep or use Ikea furniture myself, why would I buy it for my baby?
Well, the flip side of this argument is that you (hopefully) don't regularly discharge various bodily fluids and solids into/onto your bed, whereas your baby likely will! :-) A crib is not an investment, and as long as it is safe and easily cleaned, you're on the right track (IMHO).

I can sort of see the logic of splurging on a more expensive mattress, although both my kids slept on Ikea crib mattresses, and turned out fine.
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Jayhoo wrote: I was originally going to opt for this one (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B074PCHMTQ), because you can apparently breathe through the mattress itself if the baby manages to get face-down, the core is lightweight and submersible for washing.... Despite the uber-steep price.
But is it still breathable after we put the mattress protector on?
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Quick update, I bought a SNIGLAR crib and a KRUMMELUR mattress for less than $200 in IKEA.

I did quite some research and it seems that IKEA has better and safer mattresses than big mattresses manufacturers in Europe according to rankings in France and Germany.

The KRUMMELUR mattress arrived first in a baby mattress ranking from the biggest consumer association in France.

Also, in North America and in Europe, the SNIGLAR crib received a lot of praises from consumers.

We will see when the baby will be born, but I am pretty sure that IKEA products will be fine for my little one.
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MP3_SKY wrote: But is it still breathable after we put the mattress protector on?
Apparently yes, as long as you use a breathable cotton sheet.
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maxineli wrote: Congratulations!

I will be a new mother too in a few months, besides baby crib, here are some other things that you'll need

-diapers
-milk bottles
-formula
-onesies
-car seat
-stroller
Plus sudocreme, blankets or wrap sheets, vitamin D, infant tylenol, gripe water too
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apnayloags wrote: vitamin D, infant tylenol, gripe water too
from what age/months does babies start taking meds or supplements?
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