Kelsey - posted on 02/08/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
I will start at the beginning. About a week ago, I took my son in for his 9th month check-up. Everything was all fine and dandy until they pricked his finger for some blood. That's when the paranoia started.
His doctor said his LEAD levels are high in his blood. The normal scale for babies is a 3.3 out of 5. My son had 4.6. I've been racking my brain to figure out just why the hell are his levels so high. WE bought 100 test kits and tested everywhere and anywhere in my house. All negative. We tested the water. It was negative.
I figured I would have to sit down with his toys and test every single one of them.
It wasn't until an hour ago that I came across it. My baby was chewing on my purse all the time. It made him happy, so I didn't fight it. Until my mom/his grandma, thought that LEAD could be used in the process of tanning leather. I looked it up. It wasn't.
I typed into google: Does my purse contain lead?
Genuine leather doesn't. BUT purses at most retail stores do. It's called Polyvinyl Chlorine; which is a fancy term of LEAD USED TO MAKE YOUR PURSE!!
My son may have learning disabilities because he's behind on his development because of it. If I only knew!!! I want to warn other mom's out there, so they don't ever feel the way I'm feeling right now. Guilt.
So check your purses before letting your babies chew on them!