Where babies lay their heads is of profound importance to their health and well-being. The unseen compounds that they absorb through their tender skin and breathe in from the air can either aid or block their growth. Because kids spend 40 percent of their early years sleeping, bedroom environments have a huge impact on the developmental process.
So you’ve baby-proofed the entire house. Every single corner of furniture is taped with protective padding, every bottom cupboard is locked, and every page of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” has been read. Turns out, there might be one more critical item to check off your to-do list: understanding the exact contents of your baby’s crib mattress.