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DH and I are going shopping tomorrow for a king-size bed to accomodate us and our growing son! Anyone have any advice on what to look for in a mattress with co-sleeping in mind?<br>
TIA!<br>
Laura<br>
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We got a top of the line king futon for less than we could get a middle of the line mattress set. We've been thrilled with it. One HUGE co-sleeping plus is the lack of springs- when one person moves, only that person moves, no ripple effect.<br><br>
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We got a Stearns and Foster from a mattress outlet place - they were way too $$ at retail stores. I think the mattress and boxspring don't match, but obviously that doesn't matter. Wow, it is a great mattress. Futons hurt my hipbones, or we would have gotten one of those and slept on the floor.
 

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We LOOOOOOVE our king tempurpedic. There is no ripple effect at all. We've had it for 4 years and it is still exactly like the day we bought it. Spendy, though. It was a painful purchase but worth it!
 

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If you have an Ikea nearby, we just bought our King bed there. The Hasselbeck?Hasselback? (can't recall, we bought it days before the superbowl, and one of those spellings is the quarterback's name, and one is the bed... LOL) mattress, with the basic bases.<br><br>
I don't really worry about the "right" mattress...I figure even a plushy mattress is going to have a mattress pad and a fitted sheet, making the likely hood of a face getting caught in the plushiness pretty low, know what I mean?<br><br>
But we got away from that b/c while the Hasselblahblah mattress is the top of Ikea's line, it's not like the Westin Heavenly Bed's pillow top mattress we'd wanted to buy for years (until they raised the price by a thousand).<br><br>
Oh a king bed is sooooo nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We got our futon from Norka futon; don't know where you are. I think that they operate only in Ohio and Pennsylvania. We only have a queen, but they have really comfy mattresses (including some with springs) in King-size. I've been thinking lately about scoring one.<br><br>
Anyway, I second the top-of-the-line futon concept. Great for cosleeping, and way cheaper than standard mattresses.<br><br>
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We got an organic futon mattress too...I have one problem with it which I don't know how to solve. We cosleep...me and ds on one side and dh on the other. Now there seems to be a small mountain forming in the middle and two valleys on the sides. Ds is starting to roll forward and back (depending on direction facing) when nursing on his side. It's a bit uncomfortable for me sometimes. Has anyone had this experience with their futon mattress? How can I fix it? Any tips?
 

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I don't have any experience, but my futon came with a compression guarantee. IF that happened, they would replace it free (the one I got is 10yrs, there was one with a lifetime guarantee)<br><br>
Maybe try flipping it or rotating it?<br><br>
good luck<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Thanks for all the responses!<br>
We ended up getting a Sealy poturepedic last night, and it was delivered this morning. It's exciting but I think takes some adjusting to the idea of having a big bed, on the floor, in a small apartment (and the price-yikes!). Hopefully it will be worth it!<br>
Another question: We were using a safety first guard rail with the queen mattress but this king is so thick that it only comes up a couple inches over the mattress now. Any suggestions for guardrails that fit thick mattresses?<br>
Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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is yours on the floor or on a frame? I am in Houston also and think that might be the better way to go.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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We got a platform bed frame at the same time. I have bad allergies and need to be up from the dust and cat fur....<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We got a Stearns and Foster from a mattress outlet place - they were way too $$ at retail stores. I think the mattress and boxspring don't match, but obviously that doesn't matter. Wow, it is a great mattress. Futons hurt my hipbones, or we would have gotten one of those and slept on the floor.</div>
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According to the Canadian Chiropractic Asso, it does matter about mis matched bed sets, they can give horrable support, hench the back ache and horrable sleep, sets are designed to stay sets, any good bed store will tell u that.
 
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