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I am 8 months pregnant and desperately looking for a non-toxic nursing chair.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 16, 2013 01:11 AM
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I have a good, used glider chair frame with removable polyurethane foam cushions that I am wanting to replace with something non-toxic. I found a source for natural latex where it was suggested to me to use a 2" firm layer and a 1" soft layer. I am then going to surround it with natural wool batting, organic cotton ticking, and organic cotton canvas fabric. Here are my questions: 1) Since there are no springs in the chair is the suggested foam going to be enough to have the chair be comfortable? 2) What thickness wool batting should I use? I am hearing different opinions from various sources. One place says either a 1/2" or 1" batting is fine while another source says that will be too thin and are suggesting a thicker almost 2" (1.8 oz/sq ft) batting. 3) Is it better to use wool batting with muslin attached on one side or use a separate ticking? 4) If a separate ticking, what is the best option?




 

 

I have a good, used glider chair frame with removable polyurethane foam cushions that I am wanting to replace with something non-toxic. I found a source for natural latex where it was suggested to me to use a 2" firm layer and a 1" soft layer. I am then going to surround it with natural wool batting, organic cotton ticking, and organic cotton canvas fabric. Here are my questions: 1) Since there are no springs in the chair is the suggested foam going to be enough to have the chair be comfortable? 2) What thickness wool batting should I use? I am hearing different opinions from various sources. One place says either a 1/2" or 1" batting is fine while another source says that will be too thin and are suggesting a thicker almost 2" (1.8 oz/sq ft) batting. 3) Is it better to use wool batting with muslin attached on one side or use a separate ticking? 4) If a separate ticking, what is the best option?

Hi Mara,

Have fun with your reupholstery!

Answering your questions and concerns, I like the suggestion of using some firm latex foam topped with a softer layer. I think that will be...


 

 

 
 
 

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