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Old 06-18-2008, 09:58 PM   #25
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Re: Crib mattresses can be toxic !

Originally Posted by naivete View Post
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

(And there are ways to disinfect used mattresses, or you could use a mattress protector)
How would you disinfect a used mattress? I have a used one that I am a little leery of and want to know!

Luckily, we've been cosleeping and the mattress we bought for dd is about a year old and hasn't been used yet. I see no end to cosleeping in the near future so the mattress may be okay by the time she actually uses it.

Helen-Natural birthing, extended bf'ing, cosleeping, non-vaxxin' mama to Holly Lu 8/18/07

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