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April 29th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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And do you think memory foam mattresses are safe for co-sleeping? We are looking to get a new mattress.
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April 29th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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That's a good question. I just found this
"DO NOT let baby sleep on surfaces such as soft mattresses and waterbeds: Soft mattresses, squishy pillow top mattresses, memory foam, and waterbeds can all result in the baby sinking into the sleep surface and potentially obstructing the baby’s ability to breathe. As a result, it is not safe to have an infant sleep on these surfaces."
That is all it said.

Then the only thing I found supporting the memory foam was from personal experiences on other message boards.

That's a good question. I just found this
"DO NOT let baby sleep on surfaces such as soft mattresses and waterbeds: Soft mattresses, squishy pillow top mattresses, memory foam, and waterbeds can all result in the baby sinking into the sleep surface and potentially obstructing the baby’s ability to breathe. As a result, it is not safe to have an infant sleep on these surfaces."
That is all it said.

Then the only thing I found supporting the memory foam was from personal experiences on other message boards.
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April 30th, 2009, 12:04 AM
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We have a Sealy, but I'm not sure which style. It's not a memory foam though.

My SIL has a Tempurpedic in her guest room and we slept on that the other week when we visited. Lily slept really really really well on it, I think it's because the memory foam doesn't move when we move like a regular mattress does. It was pretty firm too.
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April 30th, 2009, 08:35 AM
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We just got a new matress a few months ago. We got a middle of the line matress with a pillow top...not to plush but cozy....I think it is a Corsicana.

We did research on memory foam and DH read lots of things that said they hold heat. We decided against it b/c overheating of baby is linked to SIDS. We did have a memory foam topper on our old crappy matress and it was thin but cozy...did not have heat issues with that.
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April 30th, 2009, 12:38 PM
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We have a pillow top but the area where she sleeps is leveled off (they make it that way for your heads).

I also heard about the foam mattress' holding heat. I layed on one when we went shopping for beds. I didn't like it very much anyway.
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April 30th, 2009, 12:59 PM
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We have a pillowtop, but it's not like most people have described. She doesn't sink into it and I have felt safe having her sleep on it since the day she was born.

We also have a memory foam mattress pad and I agree that they hold heat. I couldn't use it during most of my pregnancy because I would wake up sweating. It was suprisingly firm though, Anna didn't sink into it when we did have it on the bed, probably because babies don't weigh very much.
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April 30th, 2009, 01:03 PM
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We have a 14 inch tempurpedic memory foam mattress. I was weary at first about co-sleeping on it (I had to get it for medical reasons) but honestly I have had no issues with the kids. It only "dips" down depending on the weigh of the person, so David and Anastasia don't sink much. The heat has never been an issue either. I don't let him sleep on his tummy on the bed, but he has no issue with that.
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