Sir, - FSID, the UK's leading cot death charity, would like to reassure your readers that they need not rush out and buy a new mattress for each new child, following recent reports that old mattresses could be linked to cot death. We are concerned the research may have been misleading. This research simply reinforces longstanding advice: that mattresses should be clean, dry and firm. - Yours, etc.,

Media and Information Officer,


London SW1.