A personal testimony
Once I was pregnant a second time, we bought another wrap for Little Sister’s new mattress. Again, I didn’t worry about SIDS possibilities.
Sprott’s theory is unproven in the American scientific community. However, I trust the results in New Zealand. And I’ve especially been grateful for the mattress covers so my children haven’t been exposed to the PBDEs in their mattresses.
How to find BabeSafe mattress covers
BabeSafe mattress covers aren’t sold in retail stores across the United States. In fact, when I bought my first mattress cover three years ago, I ordered it from New Zealand. They’re available online, though. And now you can order BabeSafe mattress covers in the United States. Accidentally Green has partnered with Eve’s Best, a business with a similar perspective as Accidentally Green, where you can order mattress covers for your own children. Visit Eve’s Best and look at the menu on the left side. Under the Healthy Baby section, click on BabeSafe Mattress Covers.
As an aside, Evie, the owner of Eve’s Best and The Diaper Lady, considers herself a former mainstream parent “who fell into cloth diapering on accident. Once that happened, the door to a whole new world was opened! Decisions that we once let doctors make for us became very different, from vaccinating, to making our own baby food, and even SIDS prevention measures we learned about on the Internet. What we’ve learned is that natural parenting is about doing what’s best for our baby, rather than doing what everyone else is doing.”
What about adults?
Mattresses for adults, particularly memory foam mattresses, are covered in PBDEs, too. To avoid breathing in hazardous fumes all night long, similar mattress wraps made with food grade polyethylene are exclusively available at No Chem Bed Solutions. Wrapping all mattresses sounds like a good idea. After all – if PBDEs in mattresses are dangerous enough to kill babies, breathing in the toxic gases all night long can’t be beneficial to older children or adults.
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How to wrap a baby’s mattress for cot death. Dr. Jim Sprott.
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