When I was changing the bedding on my sons bed, I happened to glance at the information label on the mattress.
I'll save you from reading all the notes, but two bits stood out to me.
One - "Manufactured without the addition of Phosphorous, Antimony or Arsenic".
Well, thanks for that. Yes, that last item was Arsenic, well known as a poison, and is classed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a "class 1 carcinogen". So that's a bad thing (although it does have many uses apart from killing biological species).
Not entirely sure why they felt the need to write that on the label. The only assumption I can make is that it is commonly used in mattresses - if that's the case, perhaps it's time to wear some pyjamas to bed.
And the second point I'd like to flag up is a large warning towards the bottom of the label. It says...
WARNING: THIS MATTRESS DOES NOT SOAK UP VOMIT
Who buys a mattress that is good at soaking up vomit? Can you imagine how hard it would be to clean a vomit soaked mattress? And if you did frantically need to clear up some vomit, how many different materials would you choose before thinking "Well, there's nothing else for it, better throw a mattress on it"?
(Of course I do understand issues around babies being sick and the need to ensure that it is dealt with appropriately, but even then I can't imagine any reasonable parent, having spent the morning investigating a variety of beds and mattresses, finally saying "Let us buy this mattress, it actively absorbs vomit so if little Hercules is unwell we don't need to worry - it'll suck that sick straight out of our baby and contain it safely within its springy interior"
As an aside, I have a new video up on my channel, feel free to check it out here (or watch it below), I've ranted about shaving and how razors and shaving gel are not up to the task.