I keep reading about how new carpet is full of toxins and is bad for your baby and now I am starting to worry. It even says something about not fitting new carpets in the 'Emma's Diary' pregnancy book that my doctor gave me.
I ordered a new carpet which is being fitted downstairs next week - I ordered it before I became pregnant and it's probably one of the most chemical laden types as it is stain resistant. Eek!
The nursery is the next room to be decorated and I am seriously considering stripping the floorboards instead. Am I worrying about nothing? Just rang the carpet man to ask advice and he quite clearly thinks I am mad
We are moving soon and the whole house is being fitted with new carpets 2 of them are the thickest and stain resistant carpets for downstairs and the babies room plus girls is thick! Im worried about it now as its not just one room it will be 7 rooms including stairs!
I think you can read too much into this stuff. If you tried to avoid everything that is potentially bad, you would be wearing an oxygen mask (safe plastics and rubbers of course) and be sealed in an airtight bubble.
The simple thing to do is to be out the house when painting or carpet laying is happened, open the window in that room and keep the door closed for a few days then wait a few weeks before putting baby in there to sleep.
But stripping the floor boards can be just as bad, so really you can't win.
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