Airing a new cot mattress

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  1. Lols82

    Lols82 Well-Known Member

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    How long should a new cot mattress be aired out for before use? I naively bought a new one yesterday thinking it would be ready to use straight away in my twins new cot, until I got a whiff of the strong chemical smell coming from it. My two boys had to sleep with me and their dad relegated to our couch.
     
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    Anyone? It's recommended 48 hours in the leaflet x
     
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    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    Id perhaps leave it 48h and see how things are.

    If it still smells personally I wouldnt use it. Ive infact opted for a natural matress with the snuzpod because ive heard of other matresses smelling quite chemically.

    Perhaps even spray it down with some warm water and non bio soap powder. It may just be that its so new and the smell takes a bit to lose. I build jacksons bed 2w ago almost and his room still smells of fresh wood.

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    I've left it the 47 hours there's still a slight smell but not like it was, I know there will probably be a 'newness' smell also - I had no idea they even needed aired 😳😳
     
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    Usually its 24h, well jacksons sprung mattress was.

    I imagine its probably been wrapped in plastic for a while, prob leave once its used more. If theres a sleeve tke tht off and wash it nd spray down the matress.

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    Lols82 Well-Known Member

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    Well it's new so there's not going to be no smell right? I just make myself super paranoid when I start googling things x
     

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