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The sheets and mattress protectors that arrived for my mini-cot stunk to high heaven of chemicals. The company say it is either from the warehouse or from the treatments for importation. I've washed them and the smell has mostly come out, but should I be worried about SIDS and chemicals soaked into the material that my baby will be sleeping on? I've read about the 'off gassing' theory (not sure what you think of that), but there doesn't seem to be much about chemical smells on sheets.
I'm so confused about mattress protectors and SIDS. Are they OK? The ones I am talking about are cotton with PUL underneath and are like a flat sheet (not fitted) to go under the cot sheet, and cover the whole mattress top (not just below shoulders). So not puffy, but might be a hazard if it causes baby to sweat? Thanks!
I think Tizzie Hall is amazing with her books. I have told my mum and grandmothers to take their plastic waterproof mattress protectors off their cots when my baby sleeps on their cot. Tizzie explains that if a baby rolls to their tummy they can't breath through plastic. Do you have any info backing this as I would like to forward it to them. Thank you
Our beautiful 4 week old baby has been refusing to sleep anywhere but on our chest or in our arms at night which obviously is very unsafe as we invariably fall asleep. She has simply refused to sleep in her bassinet, despite happily sleeping on her back in the pram during the day. She also has big issues with wind and vomiting at night. We bought a cocoonababy the other day which cradles her on her back in her bassinet and she sleeps beautifully in it without the need for swaddling sheets which she always breaks free of. She is sleeping in chunks of 2-4 hours. Is this normal/okay? As I read on this website sleeping too soundly is also not ideal. I was looking for SIDS guidelines regarding this product but couldn't find anything. Am I doing the right thing?