From what I've heard, ikea's mattresses are "less toxic" because they do not use bromic acid. I have also read that people with chemical sensitivities can tell that there are chemicals in the mattresses, however, I do not have the budget to purchase anything organic and completely non toxic.
Anyone have any experience with ikea? WE have one now and I think its just fine, but I'd like to hear what other's experiences are.
We have a king size all natural latex mattress and we love it. They said the fire retardent they used was organic...it's the law to have it in this country.
We just went through a similar process. I researched and priced out all the options and came to the conclusion that I couldn't afford what I wanted (100% natural latex with and organic lambswool cover). I settled on the Ikea sultan latex mattress as it is considerably less toxic. It uses Boric Acid (not bromic). I'm happy with our decision.
I have chemical sensitivities and I definitely noticed a reaction to the Ikea crib mattress. I aired it out for a few months (yes, I'm that bad lol) and then put one of those plastic waterproof mattress covers oever it and now I'm fine.
There are inexpensive organic mattress covers online (somewhere) that protect from chemicals coming out of the mattress while you or baby are sleeping on it. I'll see if I can find the link.
Yes, this would be wonderful! Thanks. I also found this:
and am thinking of purchasing one for DDs memory foam bed. Is this basically what you used?
AH... good to know! thanks so much for letting me know! hmmm... now I'm debating if I should get it or not. we'll see. for $30 it might be worth it just to try it out
I don't want to burst your bubble, but I did a ton of research a few months ago, and several people told me that foambymail is *not* a reputable company and that their latex is not all natural. The latex bed manufacturers are really tricky in what they write and it is hard to get decent safe latex. The synthetic kind will off gas and has VOCs.