OK, this question will confirm that I am a newbie UR mom slowly going over the edge as next Thursday approaches! I have read all the advice in the What to Take to College threads, and I have questions re: the mattress toppers. I purchased two kinds, and don't know which to keep. I found a 3 inch memory foam one at Bed Bath and Beyond, and a cheaper 1 1/2 inch one at Target ("comfy" foam not memory foam). What I have read about the memory foam topper is that is smells for a while, and that it can be hot, but that the heat is mitigated by the cotton cover and even further by a mattress cover. I wonder if the 1 1/2 inch one will really do much at all comfort wise. So, has anyone had experience with either type? If I open the memory foam one to allow it to air here at home I assume I will be stuffing a Twin XL topper in the car as I will no longer be able to roll it up? If you have a 15 inch mattress depth mattress pad will it fit over the topper, or does the topper sit on top of the mattress pad?
I know I sound like a weirdo and my son is shaking his head as I write this and just said "are you really writing about mattress toppers?"!!!