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Nursery and Baby Furniture

Baby chairs and loungers

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Baby chairs and loungers - Better picks

Boppy Company doesn't add toxic flame retardants to baby chairs and loungers. Check out the full survey from our partners at CEH.

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Baby chairs and loungers - Not recommended

If you're considering buying a baby chair or lounger not made by Boppy Company (which is flame-retardant free), contact the company to learn if they add flame retardants. 

Avoid products labeled "This product meets the flammability requirements of Technical Bulletin 117." These are older products likely to contain flame retardant chemicals.

Bassinets and pads

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Bassinets and pads - Better picks

Choose a bassinet made by these brands, all free of toxic flame retardants according to a 2016 survey: Inglesina, Babyhome USA, Kolcraft, and Summer Infant.

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Bassinets and pads - Not recommended

Models by Fisher Price may contain flame retardant chemicals, according to a 2016 survey. If you're considering buying this brand, contact the company to see if they are now flame-retardant free.

Changing pads

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Changing pads - Better picks

Naturepedic, Dex Baby and Summer Infant don't add toxic flame retardants to foam and fabric. Check out the full survey from our partners at CEH.

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Changing pads - Not recommended

Models by Munchkin may contain flame retardant chemicals, according to a 2016 survey. If you're considering buying this brand, contact the company to see if they are now flame-retardant free.

Crib mattresses

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Crib mattresses that are naturally flame resistant

Newborns sleep up to 18 hours a day, while a 2-year-old logs about 12, much of it in a crib. So a child's nose and skin are up against a mattress for more hours than any other object in your home. Brands advertised to contain no added chemical flame retardants are best for your baby, including those made from organic cotton, wool, and other naturally flame resistant materials. Some brands to check out include Naturepedic, Obasan, and Oeuf.

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Crib mattresses with added flame retardant chemicals

Mattresses made of polyurethane foam are likely to contain flame retardant chemicals that your baby can inhale or absorb through the skin. Brands imported from China may have higher levels. Some manufacturers encase the mattress in plastic to cut down on your baby's exposures, but this doesn't guarantee against harmful vapors or rips in the covering. When you're buying, be sure to check labels and contact the manufacturer to know what you're getting.

High chairs

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High chairs - Better picks

These brands don't add toxic flame retardants to foam and fabric: Carters, Inglesina, Babyhome USA, Evenflo, Kids ii / Bright Stars, Nuna Baby, Peg Perego, Phil and Teds USA, Summer Infant, and 4 Moms LLC. Check out the full survey from our partners at CEH.

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High chairs - Not recommended

High chairs by Fisher Price may contain flame retardant chemicals, as may Graco's pads for high chairs, according to a 2016 survey. If you're considering buying these brands, contact the company to see if they are now flame-retardant free.