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MDever 08-04-2011 09:27 AM

Car seats tested for chemicals PSA
 
HealthyStuff.org has published these years chemical study for toxic chemicals in car seats. The link is to the best and worst list but there is a longer report available on the site.

http://www.healthystuff.org/pressima...st-overall.jpg

BottomOfMyHearts 08-04-2011 11:03 AM

Re: Car seats tested for chemicals PSA
 
I was just coming to post this: http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/b...toxic-chemical

Which I think is the same thing just a different site.

Awesome ;) All the seats I own are on the list. LOL My Chicco that was I going to use for this new baby coming, got rat pee'd/ pooped on so I tossed it and bought a Britax Infant seat in the silver/black combo. NIce, one of the higher ones....sigh.

lydia115 08-04-2011 01:36 PM

Re: Car seats tested for chemicals PSA
 
I was wondering what all you mamas thought about this? is it hyped up too much? my DD has the britax marathon 70 in allison...its moderate at a .8. Am I a bad mama for not being too worried about this? I feel like i EBF, CD, love my baby to pieces...:loveit:i bought this car seat because it was one of the highest rated for safety. I try my best to protect my DD and do best for her, but i cannot conquer all. :hairpull:

sk8nut 08-04-2011 01:57 PM

Re: Car seats tested for chemicals PSA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lydia115 (Post 13495555)
I was wondering what all you mamas thought about this? is it hyped up too much? my DD has the britax marathon 70 in allison...its moderate at a .8. Am I a bad mama for not being too worried about this? I feel like i EBF, CD, love my baby to pieces...:loveit:i bought this car seat because it was one of the highest rated for safety. I try my best to protect my DD and do best for her, but i cannot conquer all. :hairpull:

I'm not too worried about it, though none of my seats are on either list so I guess they are midrange :headscratch: Anyway, my kid doesn't stick any part of the carseat in his mouth so he's not ingesting it. I've never been a fan of using carseats in strollers or for extended periods outside the car. These chemicals are EVERYWHERE! For one, we just went to a public pool - I'm sure there's a lot more chlorine there than in his car seat and he most likely swallowed some. As for lead, I'm pretty sure the worst affect of that is if ingested and if you kid is eating their carseat that's an entirely different issue all together. I'll choose crash test safety over chemicals any day!

luvsviola 08-04-2011 03:07 PM

I think it is hype. :).

linzbear 08-06-2011 09:10 AM

Re: Car seats tested for chemicals PSA
 
Yeah, people flip out about this but don't realize that they're putting their kids in sleepwear with the same chemicals on them.

The sleepwear skeeves me out because it's touching skin for a loooong amount of time during the day (night). Car seat usage is generally a lot less than that, and you're protected by clothes....

KnitterBug Creations 08-06-2011 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvsviola
I think it is hype. :).

Agree.

jjordan 08-06-2011 09:42 AM

Re: Car seats tested for chemicals PSA
 
The carseatlady had a good blog entry about this. link here

BottomOfMyHearts 08-06-2011 11:38 AM

Re: Car seats tested for chemicals PSA
 
And I agree it's hype. I can promise you that the plastics and foams in our cars that the carseats are used in are way more toxic. hehe

My child doesn't chew on her car seat or sit in it for extended periods of time either.

Soph's Mom 08-06-2011 11:18 PM

Does anyone have a link to the list of the seats and they're actual ratings? All I can find are the short best and worst lists...

cloth diapering, baby-led weaning, co-sleeping, babywearing yet fairly non-crunchy momma to DD born at 35 wks 09/10


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