Chemicals and Newborn Kids' Stuff
July 25, 2014 5:58 AM Subscribe
A year ago, my father got an extremely rare form of cancer and died. Now my wife's pregnant, and we’re very excited. The experience has left us concerned about things my wife and I never would've given ten minute of thought to before my father got sick; we’re worried about chemicals and the kid.
posted by thursdaystoo to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Specifically, we're researching all the sort of baby paraphernalia you get when you've got a baby the way (she's due in November): cribs and car seats and strollers and such. But it's very hard to get straight answers from companies about what's sprayed with what (like fire retardants) and made with what (like formaldehyde), and the research is becoming an overwhelming project, so I'm turning to here for a little advice.
(It'd be really helpful to get specific recommendations from people who've made these decisions recently and share our concerns, or to be pointed to online resources that'd help us pick what to buy. It wouldn't be helpful to hear from people telling us we're nuts -- telling us to relax and not care so much about this stuff.)