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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is polyester safe for babies to sleep on?

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Dr. Wei-shin Lai
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Some parents prefer natural fibers like cotton, but polyester is fine. Unlike cotton, if it catches fire, it melts rather than burns. That's the main safety difference. Poly tends to be less breathable or moisture absorbent than cotton, but it also depends on the type of fabric.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to sleep on polyester sheets?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes: What brought up this question? Are you having a skin problem from the polyester sheets? If so, it may be from a contact allergy to the formaldehyde often found in permanent press fabric.
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