Babies should never be put down to sleep on
"All wool that I
have had analyzed contains phosphorus. Sheep and lamb skins
contain all three elements, phosphorus, arsenic and antimony.
The elements are present mainly in the skin.
The following comments assume that the mattress is wrapped in a
cover, and the baby is within the cot/crib death risk age
Wool blankets may be used OVER a baby, but NOT beneath the baby.
Sheep and lamb skins must not be used under any circumstances.
So far as I am aware it is not possible to obtain wool which
does not contain any phosphorus."
THE FOLLOWING ARE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS RELATED TO PHOSPHORUS
Q. I have heard that there is phosphorus
in most wool, yet wool blankets are
A: Wool blankets can be used OVER a baby
Q. Can someone tell me if it is true
that wool has phosphorus,
A: Yes, it is present naturally
Q. And how to get wool without it?
A: You can't, but it doesn't matter so long as babies don't
sleep ON it.
Sleeping UNDER wool blankets is OK.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR A BABESAFE-WRAPPED MATTRESS
THESE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY