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I am trying to keep our home as PVC-free as possible, but I would like to get a birth/exercise ball. However I can't seem to find any that aren't made with PVC. Am I just SOL and going to have to suck it up if I really want one? Or are there alternatives out there?
 

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I'm a fitness instructor, so have worked with different brands of balls in the gyms in which I teach for years. Some brands I know of are SPRI & target has one.<br>
I doubt there are any PVC-free ones. It needs to be flexible material, but strong so it won't burst. I don't know if there are other materials out there like that.
 

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i know how you feel mama! i saw that they are making covers for birth balls now! i don't remember where i saw it, but i'm pretty sure it was on a homebirth supply website. hth!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Nothing to add except that I'm lol because dh has popped 2 expensive ones, bouncing our yds to sleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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There were several in the little fitness section at TJ Maxx, that were PVC-free. They were marketed as exercise balls if I recall, definitely not being sold as birthing balls, but they're the same thing. I bought one and could tell the difference immediately: it didn't stink. But it works the same, looks the same, holds my weight fine, and I'm very pleased with it (plus it was way cheaper than a "birthing ball").<br><br>
The ball as the word "Tilak" on it. I can't find the box it came in. Sorry. But definitely try TJ Maxx (or Marshalls) and see what they have. I was thrilled to find this one.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I just found this.<br><br><a href="http://www.maukilo.com/brands/gymnic-rody-106/hop-66-hopping-ball-red-26-inch-5896.html" target="_blank">http://www.maukilo.com/brands/gymnic...inch-5896.html</a><br><br>
Not sure that is what you are looking for, but I am on the same PVC free search and I am not finding much.
 

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Found one! <a href="http://tw100790699.trustpass.alibaba.com/product/100706196/Latex_Free_Balance_Ball.html" target="_blank">http://tw100790699.trustpass.alibaba...ance_Ball.html</a><br><br>
I am working on figuring out how to order. OR to find someone in the US that carries it. *shrugs*
 
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