Re: Crib mattresses can be toxic !
Interesting! And here I felt a little bad for using an 8-year-old mattress, figuring that the longer it had been breaking down, the worse it probably was!
Originally Posted by naivete
Outgassing is why we don't buy new mattresses. We can't afford wool or organic, but if you buy a mattress second hand it's already been outgassed.
It takes about 2-3 years for a mattress to fully outgas, so if you get one after that time frame it's safe, and should still be in great shape
Mama to E 3/06 and M 7/08