This nice cot bed from Ikea is a best value for money bargain. But during the use, it proved to be very poor in ventilation of the mattress. So this is the way to improve the float of air through it.

Step 1: The Tools

Tools you need: - Power drill - circular tube drill - paper carton - marker - ruler
This is a great improvement in the ventilation on the underside of the mattress, and really simple to implement. <br> <br>The only possible concern I can see (which I'm writing mostly for other users of this project) is that the holes reduce the maximum weight which the fiberboard panel can support, compared to the unmodified panels. So long as that maximum is larger than ~3-5 times the weight of your child at their oldest in this bed, there shouldn't be a problem. <br> <br>The large &quot;safety factor&quot; I cite is because you need to think about the child jumping up and down on the mattress (dynamic load), not just resting in place (static load).
<p>We bought a second cot bed for our second baby, and IKEA has changed the design of the bed by replacing the flat panel with a stretch net for better ventilation.</p><p>Just to make an update to the thread...</p>
Yes I think you have right. This would be better if you add some sticks in between the holes parallel to the factory ones. Where the fiberboard suffers the most. I will put this job on my next thing to do list. Thank you for your comments.

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