Tappin et al, Used infant mattresses and sudden infant death syndrome in Scotland: case-control study, British Medical Journal 2002; 325:1007
Ongoing research continues to support these findings. A four and a half year study by the Scottish Cot Death Trust published in the British Medical Journal (November 2, 2002) has shown that the re-use of infant mattresses triples the risk of cot death (Tappin 2002). Dr. Sprott explains that the risk of death increases when mattresses are re-used from one baby to the next because the fungus has already had a chance to establish itself in the used mattress. When the next baby uses the same mattress, the fungus is soon active. Toxic gas production begins sooner and is generated in greater volume. It is known that crib death rates increase markedly from the first baby in a family to the second, and from the second to the third, and so on (Mitchell 2001). Dr. Sprott warns, however, that new mattresses can also be unsafe because fungal growth can quickly become established in a new mattress once a baby begins sleeping on it (Sprott 2003).
Ok… But some questions remain. For example, most babies are in cribs until about age two and almost all toddler beds come with fire-retardant mattresses similar to infant crib mattresses. Furthermore, many adult mattresses are fire-retardant and, I’m assuming, contain the same chemicals. Yet SIDS is only an issue until 1 year of age, most prevalent before 6 months of age with the highest rate being found in babies between 2 and 4 months of age.
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