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Both my twins had rejected the arm's reach co-sleeper until i acted on my theory that it was too hard. we put some foam down under the crib sheet and waterproof cotton thingy and now they have been fine.<br><br>
is there a product out there specially made to soften these things up? what i have will have to be modified because the sizing is a little off and buying something pre-fab or getting a good tip sounds ideal.<br><br>
btw, i really think the requirements for hard mattresses have gone a little too far. those poor little baby bodies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
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At Target I found this super-soft and squishy pack-n-play sheet by Eddie Bauer (sort of a minkee/plush chenille) that really softened ours up. It's not too squishy as to be a smothering hazard, but seems very cozy.
 

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We stuffed a couple of flannel blankets under the sheet. DD still hated it. I think she slept in it a total of 3 nights before she ended up in our bed where she still remains.
 

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I bought one of these:<br><a href="http://estore.websitepros.com/1299398/Detail.bok?no=179" target="_blank">http://estore.websitepros.com/1299398/Detail.bok?no=179</a>
 

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I bought an organic mattress for ours. I bought it here:<a href="http://www.tinybirdsorganics.com/organiccotton/organic-cosleeper-mattress.html" target="_blank">http://www.tinybirdsorganics.com/org...-mattress.html</a><br><br>
We bought the wool puddle pad too, but have totally not needed it.<br><br>
The "mattress" that comes with the co-sleeper is a total joke.
 

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We put a foam crib wedge in ours. It's soft and it also elevates my son's head, which is good for congestion (even with TWO humidifiers running it is still so dry in here!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I bought one of these:<br><a href="http://estore.websitepros.com/1299398/Detail.bok?no=179" target="_blank">http://estore.websitepros.com/1299398/Detail.bok?no=179</a></div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I bought an organic mattress for ours. I bought it here:<a href="http://www.tinybirdsorganics.com/organiccotton/organic-cosleeper-mattress.html" target="_blank">http://www.tinybirdsorganics.com/org...-mattress.html</a></div>
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Thanks for those links! I really wish I had known about that mattress when we were still using the cosleeper for dd instead of having to pad it. I think I will order one anyway in case we are crazy enough to have a second.
 

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I never thought about padding our cosleeper but I did buy a fairly thick mattress pad/cover for DDs crib. Then I put on a chamois crib sheet from Pottery Barn Kids, which is really soft and plush. She doesn't seem bothered by the hard cosleeper mattress though.
 

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It's great you asked this question, because I looked at the one we're borrowing, and I didn't think they had included a mattress with it, and then realized the hard thing I was holding WAS the mattress!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><br><br>
I'll have to improvise something softer for the babe, because I don't think anyone will like sleeping in that if it's THAT hard...poor babe!
 
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