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I've been reading about SIDS risk factors and prevention things, etc., and I came across something about mattress-wrapping with these special Baby Sake mattress pads for cribs, co-sleeper bassinets, etc. There are also instructions for doing it yourself. Has anyone heard of this or doing this? Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yep - I delved into that awhile back and wrapped my DD's crib mattress, even though she was only sleeping in her cribs for the occasional nap. I freaked out because it is a chemical-laden brand new mattress.<br><br>
Wrapping our family bed mattress is on the list of things to do, but sadly, we haven't gotten to it yet. We already have a waterproof mattress pad on it, but I'm sure it doesn't keep the nasty chemicals out.<br><br>
I got a 100' roll of polyethylene sheeting off of Ebay for $40 (I think the required thickness was 5 mil, but I'd have to double check), which beat the heck out of those expensive mattress covers. I still have a lot left I would be willing to part with.<br><br>
You just have to make sure the bottom of the mattress is not wrapped so that it can *breathe*. We wrapped the top and sides and taped it.
 
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