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aracelli

one article says avoid soy based foam and then you promote the Modern Luca with soy based foam cushions? I have been trying to research a good safe padded glider and I believe they don't exist.

   
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tmasepohl

@aracelli, the Luca is actually (in my opinion) one of the greenest upholstered products you'll find on the baby goods market. PU Foams are ALWAYS a problem, whether they are soy-based or not, and across all manufacturers (not shouting at you, just making the emphasis!). A natural latex foam cushion would be an eco-friendly option, but some people have latex allergies, so that's a consideration. You can also try down-wrapped foam; some green designers believe the down helps to encapsulate the foam a bit (not very scientific, obviously!). Some manufacturers, like Furnature, make spring cushions for their products, which is constructed a bit like a traditional spring mattress (I believe they still offer that option, but you'll need to double-check their website). Cisco Brothers is also a "bright" green furniture manufacturer that might offer some foam alternatives. As a last resort, you might consider a non-upholstered rocker for your baby nursery, i.e. solid wood construction with no pad, or a custom pad you have made with a natural latex cushion (emphasis on natural -- the term latex is used today to describe many synthetic products). You could also buy a rocker of your choice and have the seat cushion "restuffed". First, though, you should find a local upholsterer who can provide you with a natural latex foam replacement cushion. You might find some retailers online, too. Another note: look for foam with no added flame retardant chemicals. To learn more about that, you can visit the NRDC website (nrdc.org) and search for Safer Sofas. Good luck! And good for you for looking for the most eco-friendly and baby-safe options :)

   

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