View Full Version : "mattress covering" SIDS prevention product

09-29-2001, 10:25 PM
Your book is great. My sister and I are both pregnant with our first babies, and we have read it cover to cover.

There is one concept and related product I would like to learn more about... "mattress covering" developed by Dr. Sprott in New Zealand. Interestingly, he doesn't just sell the mattress covers, he also explains how to do it yourself.

He has a website, www.cotlife2000.com. The US company that sells the covers is www.healthychild.com. I ordered one of the covers, and I also ordered one of the babysleepsafe harnesses described in your book.

To summarize, his theory is that mattresses let off poisonous gases like arsenic that cause babies to die. His theory is controversial, but he claims that no babies who sleep on properly wrapped mattresses have died of SIDS (or cot death, as they call it in New Zealand).

I hope you would consider exploring this a bit for your readers.

10-01-2001, 02:27 PM

Thanks for using our message boards. We haven't researched the topic of mattress covers. But we will add your information to our list of topics for research and check it out.

best wishes,

alan and denise fields