(Closed) Pregnant and paranoid: is memory foam bad for baby?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4602 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Memory foam is bad for most people (I will avoid the term everyone). My mum is a physio and says that a common reason for back problems these days are because of people sleeping on memory foam.  She also says that Ugg boots are a common cause of foot problems.  But people still use these things so I guess you can take it or leave it.  I don’t know about the carcinogenic fear though.

Post # 5
7774 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@lazybee:  Memory foam has an “off-gassing” period. If you’ve had the mattress a couple years, you’re well past that period.

Post # 6
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes it is. It actually never stops off-gassing, it just goes below the threshold that your nose can detect.

I suggest a natural latex, organic cotton, or organic wool mattress for your little one. These will have no dangerous chemicals in them. Everything else has been treated with horrible chemicals billed as “flame retardants” that don’t actually slow house fires and are known to be vey carcinogenic. Don’t take my word for it, do an internet search on the research on this.

I used to love my memory foam pillow but after I read more about it, I threw it right out. We can’t undo what’s done but we can take charge of the future.

I’m sorry this isn’t more cheerful news or that there isn’t a simpler solution. I find it quite frustrating myself. I hope the laws about this stuff get changed soon.

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