Ok, so I can only read about chemicals for so long before I decide to burn down my house and move to Europe on the insurance money, so I need to ask a few questions that I am sure with hours of reading and searching I could find answers to, but at 41 weeks pregnant, the likely-hood of the aforementioned tragedy striking is increasing with each second that I am still pregnant. (and its August, and HOT)
I just got a new car seat for this little bambino, should he ever decide to exit my womb. When the nasty nasty overwhelming smell of plastic hit me upon opening the box, I remembered that it is covered in terrible flame retardants. YUCK.
1- Is there any way to limit the exposure? Wash the cover? With soap? Line dry? Soak in vinegar? Ive heard so so much.
2- I've also heard talk of just covering it up, with an aftermarket cover (not interested really) or with a light cotton blanket (so as to not pose a safety risk in compression, ect)
Is that really the answer? I guess I do not know enough about HOW these chemicals are bad for us. It seems to me if covering the chemical laden seat up with a thin cotton blanket cut the exposure, then why are folks worried about their mattresses and the foam in their cushions? All of those things are covered up.
I know that my best bet is to limit the amount of time he is IN the car seat, but I am a homebirth midwife, so he and I will be logging some miles together on prenatal days till he is more mobile.