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Amazon gives me recommendations for my pack and play to get a fitted crib sheet, mattress cover, and mattress for the pack and play I registered for. But, is the mattress really necessary? I would think the bassinet would already be set!
I never bought a PnP mattress, but I made my own out of one of the egg crate mattresses from Walmart, folded it up to be really soft. The extra cushion is necessary for mine. Winter wasn't sleeping well without it. By the time I had her in the PnP she was sitting up and rolling so I didn't worry about suffocation. Your baby may not care at all to have the standard bottom to sleep on. I guess my little princess is a delicate flower or something.
EDIT: Wanted to add that we are using this PnP in lieu of a crib. Around 18 months she'll be going into the tent. Alice had this tent the exact size of a toddler mattress. It's on the floor with toddler mattress inside. That will be Winter's new bed when she outgrows the PnP. When we travel we just cosleep.
I thought the whole point of the pack n play was portability? I used mine at the pool and the only extra item I bought was the bug net to go over the top. Can you still fold it up with an extra mattress?
We just bought the pack n play and fitted cover. My SIL with the 4 little ones said that's all we needed. If you got all that other stuff it defeats the purpose of having a portable thing for your baby to sleep in, like you're gonna haul a mattress on a trip? They're just trying to make more money by getting you to buy that extra stuff, IMO.
Our favorite pack n play sheets with DD were the thicker quilted ones. They sell them at BRU and Anazon.
I have 2 of those bought for baby boy, then a few cheapie regular sheets leftover from my big kids (in case of puke or poop middle of the night issues, lol).
angela - mom to joey (7) and emma (3) and william jude (10/16/13)