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How to prevent SIDS from toxic mattress?

So i have a week old newborn. and ive researched on SIDS death, well theres a new things how toxins from a mattress causes death in infant! well im using a used mattress and i want a new one! but what kind do ibuy with out possibilities of toxins? and where and what kind of cover can i buy for the mattress??? heres more info about it here...

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Asked by marissaj125 at 5:10 PM on Jul. 22, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • You may wan to look into an organic mattress or futon.

    Have you read the latest that about using a fan in the room when the baby is sleeping?

    Answer by GailllAZ at 5:12 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Don't worry....enjoy your baby.

    Answer by momof2wneeds at 5:25 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • sleep baby on back...breastfeed. Both reduce the rate of sids. Also no smoking in house or anywhere near baby.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 9:24 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Not this garbage again.

    It's not new "information" it's OLD news. It's also garbage. It's been disproven twice.

    The "toxins" the jerk is talking about (scaring moms into buying his stupid cover) are bogus and the chemicals of which he writes haven't been put in mattresses for YEARS.

    Your mattress is fine.

    If you're that worried, then cover the stupid thing. But then remember....the baby will be warmer because the plastic holds heat.

    If it really was the cause of SIDS, then why isn't it all over the news? Why haven't warnings been put out all over the world? Why do babies still die of SIDS?

    It's BOGUS information.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • If you really researched it from CREDIBLE sources, you'd know there is no known cause for SIDS.

    You'd know there is no stopping it if it's going to happen.

    You'd know it's called SUDDEN for a reason.

    You'd know that in adults it's called SUDS (Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome).

    You'd know that it is far more important to enjoy the time you have with your baby than it is to worry about what might never happen to the point of you NOT being able to enjoy your baby.

    You'd know that the guy who did the study about the "toxic mattresses" is a crack pot.

    You'd know that he never controlled for ANY variables and therefore his results cannot be inferred upon any population other than the village he used for his sample.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • everything has the potential to kill us.

    get a new mattress, buy a cover for it.

    there is no real cause of SIDS, either it happens or it won't and everyone has different ideas of what will cause it.

    how many people bought a $30mattress for walmart and their kids are still alive? how many didn't breast feed? who slept on their tummy?


    Answer by hypermamaz at 9:46 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • how many people bought a $30mattress for walmart and their kids are still alive? how many didn't breast feed? who slept on their tummy?


    If your parents are in their 50's and up, then we are all the product of the above--except my mattress came from Sears!!! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:02 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • You might also want to look up the vaccine SIDS connection.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 6:26 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Kind of hard to do Autumn since there IS NO VACCINE AND SIDS CONNECTION.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • if you're really worried get a babesafe mattress cover.

    Answer by loves_her_baby at 7:52 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

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