Wrapping your child’s mattress

When shopping around for organic mattresses (and almost fainting at the prices of them), I found this information to wrap your existing mattresses so that you or your child is not breathing in the fumes when they sleep.

Buy some thick (125 microns) clear polythene – not polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Wrap. It comes in a roll. Its like 5mil Polythylene sheeting which is used for construction and remodeling to block things like lead dust. (you can try Home Depot or Lowes)

You will need enough to completely cover the top and sides of the mattress (and in one piece so it is airtight) – you leave the bottom of the mattress unwrapped. You can secure the sheeting with strong adhesive tape.

More info on Mercola’s website, click here.

PS – We did end up buying Nicholas an organic mattress from WhiteLotus.net and it is one of the most comfortable mattresses I have ever slept on.

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3 Responses to “Wrapping your child’s mattress”

  1. debinIL says:

    I went with an all-cotton allergy wrap I bought at Linens n Things before they went out of business. It was 100% cotton and seemed to work fine. This idea is better. Next time I’m at Menard’s, I’ll pick some up for both my boys mattresses. You have the best ideas and resources!

  2. alicia says:

    Thanks for posting how to do this!

  3. Mom says:

    You are very welcome!!

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