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It turns out that, unfortunately, yes.
The Internet, especially Internet forums, are buzzing with such cases.
Under this article on our site, parents share information about small creatures that have accumulated in mattresses buckwheat-coconut-foam. The addition of buckwheat, which little creatures love, is to be particularly risky.
However, before you take a flashlight and start breaking down your child's mattress, read it.
Worms supposedly harmless to humans
A mattress with the addition of buckwheat is promoted as perfect for a small child, ecological, anti-allergic, safe and comfortable. It allows you to move freely on the bed, gives you support for the spine, does not restrict movement, allows you to avoid "falling the child" into the mattress. There is no shortage of parents who claim that these promises are fulfilled, and the mattress with the addition of buckwheat husk works perfectly.
Unfortunately, sometimes, as worried parents inform, small brown creeping worms are hatching in the buckwheat. This situation is to be intensified by getting milk and water into the mattress. Manufacturers quietly admit that the problem is, but worms that develop in the buckwheat husk are not dangerous for children ... (excluding allergy sufferers).
A little consolation?
Parents' translation producers are not satisfied. The more that there is no shortage of voices saying that small creatures are responsible for skin changes, itchy patches on the baby's skin.
On the other hand, even if the creatures are harmless, what is the pleasure of sharing a bed with them?
Trick in the buckwheat mattresses: worms in children's mattresses
What exactly are worms discovered by parents in mattresses with the addition of buckwheat?
He is guilty Psocoptera bite (Liposcelis bostrychophilus), small 1.5-5mm insect, not without reason called a mischief, he can mix well.
Mischief feeds on anything, though he prefers fungi living on plant remnants (e.g. buckwheat), loves moisture, may starve for up to two months. He is ubiquitous and once "invited" home is difficult to eradicate.
How do worms nest in a tightly packed mattress?
Usually it looks like this - there are insect larvae in the buckwheat (which even the manufacturer does not know). When milk spills onto the mattress, the baby falls or leaks, the conditions change to more favorable conditions for the little mischief. Moisture allows him to transform into an adult version that can be seen with the naked eye.
Parent stories and producer response
Coconut buckwheat mattresses are very popular. Few parents know about the threat.
Most are unaware of what might occur under the cover. "I was terrified of what I discovered. About 20 small worms - recalls Ania, mother of 2-year-old Dominica - I already know why my daughter did not want to sleep in her cot, and from time to time red skin appeared on her skin. "
What do children's mattress manufacturers say?
Unofficially confirm that the problem exists. They add, however, that cases of "worms in mattresses" are marginal.