Discussion of a dangerous product...and a recommendation
In our infant album, we provide much discussion about unsafe baby positioning products. But these products are like cockroaches, they keep popping up again.
It’s not clear what killed the babies in these products, but we know you are safe if you do not buy them. Remember that all FAKE material is soaked in flame retardants because it will BURN quickly and easily. The configuration of the product is also flawed as it forces the babies’ heads down and inwards, cutting off airflow — try putting yourself in that position to see how it feels. See how the top and sides push the body inwards in the seat?
The safest material for babies is pure wool and pure silk. You can get a 100% mulberry silk comforter and put it on the floor for your baby. Sometimes friends and family will buy something colorful made from cheap synthetic material, BUT you do not need to use it. Even our dog lies on a 100% undyed wool blanket.
Since I’m always telling everyone not to buy things, I thought it would be nice to have at least one nice product featured! I found the picture book below in ParentiPacek, a Polish shop on Etsy. Europe has stricter rules against toxic chemicals, so it is easier to shop.
The cloth books also satisfy baby’s need to grasp, touch, and tug, so they are good.