Welcome to Babble,
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter

Already have an account? .

Great - What's Unsafe for My Kid Now?

crib mattressAlright, first it was cribs. Yes, I want to know my child can safely sleep.

Then it was crib bumpers. Fine, I won’t use them – I get it. The bed may look bare, but my kid is safe.

Now crib mattresses are under the microscope for potentially being unsafe. 

An new study shows that  72% of crib mattresses contain toxic chemicals.

From Parenting.com

The environmental health advocacy group Clean and Healthy New York revealed the possible dangers lurking in crib mattresses in a survey released yesterday, reports the Washington Post. The group surveyed the 28 companies that make the majority of crib mattresses sold in the U.S. and found: 52 percent of the 190 mattress models examined use chemicals of concern including some antibacterials and flame retardants; 20 percent make some “green claims” like using organic cotton—but still use chemicals of concern; and another 20 percent contained potential allergens, despite not using any suspect or dangerous chemicals.

Part of me thinks, wow – I’ve had 3 kids survive just fine. Plus Lord knows that I didn’t even have a carseat when I was little – Mom just threw me into the back of the car in a bassinet (so not kidding).

*sigh* Being a mom is hard. We just want what’s best for our kids – I think that’s part of the problem!

What Studies Do You Listen in Regards to Baby Products?


Read more from Molly at digitalmomblog.com or follow her adventures on twitter @digitalmolly.

Tagged as: ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.