Wednesday, March 18, 2009
My Organized Chaos: Naturepedic ~ Review & Giveaway When I was pregnant with my first daughter, my mom began doing research on crib mattresses. What she found scared and amazed me. I cannot believe the nasty chemicals our children's mattresses are made of! There is evidence that suggests that fumes released by crib mattresses, especially fire-retardant ones, may be a cause of SIDS. At the time, the only solution we could find (other than ordering an expensive mattress from overseas, and paying exhorbitant shipping) was to purchase special non-toxic plastic sheeting at Menard's and cover the top and sides of the mattress, forcing the flow of fumes downward instead of towards baby's face. Since then, safer options like this mattress are becoming more common. I can't believe it's taken so long!