I'm trying to buy my toddler her first big-girl bed, and settle on an all-cotton (no foam core) futon...until I find out by law it must be embedded in a layer of fire-retardant polyester, unless I can get a prescription stating that she is allergic to polyester.
Obviously she will not be smoking in bed, or otherwise playing with fire while sleeping. If the rest of our house is burning down, will this 12ft square island of fire retardation actually save her life?
How bad is polyester anyway, as far as off-gassing, etc? And specifically for children?
How do you get a doctor to write this allergy prescription? Pay them?