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.


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!

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