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Old 06-18-2008, 01:57 PM   #11
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YUCK, now I know what I am spending my bonus on..New mattress for the entire family!

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http://www.healthychild.com/cribdeathcause.htm
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #13
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.. but that link says that used is worse, but everything else I've read says used is better, because even though it can contribute more fungi a lot of the fumes have dissipated by a certain point
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:25 PM   #14
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Yep. We got a very old mattress (handed down from a 10 year old nephew) when Jack finally went into a crib at 13 months old, so the toxins were pretty much already gone, or far less dangerous. For our next bub, if he/she goes into a crib early on, we'll get one of the organic mattresses. They are pricey, but we'll use it for all future babies as well, and there won't be much we need next time around so the 2 things we do can be pricier.

ETA: Carseats actually have all sorts of toxic fumes as well.
Actually old mattresses have a different problem http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...treatment.aspx
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:36 PM   #15
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and so our all mattresses..

Yeah, I know about that.. I believe i remember hearing about it when I was pregnant with miranda.

They make "safe" ones now.. that they charge an arm and a leg for. I'd rather risk it with my 30 dollar walmart special ones.
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Wow...
We cosleep. We had a crib for DD#1, but she NEVER slept in it! Got rid of it a few days later.
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Yep! They are trying to link that to SIDS! They say the babies breath in the vapors when they are on their bellies.
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Yuck!

So, is nothing safe except organic?
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Yuck!

So, is nothing safe except organic?
Thats what Im asking ?

It is really getting crazy when the mattresses that our babies sleep on arent even safe !!
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it's said that you can make anything safe by wrapping your mattress with a polyethylene cover
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