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SafeSleep was founded by three individuals – a pediatrician, a product safety designer, and an interior designer – who all experienced the loss of a loved one to SIDS and decided to take action and create a better solution. Together, they created the SafeSleep BreatheThrough Crib Mattress to address the risk infants face when they roll onto their tummies in the middle of the night on a fiberfill surface. “We felt compelled to do something to help other babies sleep safely; we knew there had to be a better way. With our SafeSleep crib mattress, parents don’t need to feel helpless anymore. Back is best for safe sleep but if baby rolls to their stomach and sleeps face down, the design allows them to breathe normal airflow through the mattress. Having this peace of mind as a mom and grandmother is truly priceless.” – Julie Andreae, Co-Founder of Secure Beginnings
The two-piece, hygienic SafeSleep Breathe-Through Crib Mattress includes a crib base and an air permeable firm crib mattress sleep surface. A bed of air is layered between the mattress and base, which allows baby to breathe in oxygen-rich air in case he or she rolls into a face-down position.
The science of safe sleep continues to advance, and we are pleased that we have been able to accelerate the progress!
The Secure Beginnings Breathe-Through Crib Mattress meets and exceeds all the safety standards described in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) 2016 guidelines, and is the preferred crib mattress for any parent concerned about their infant rolling prone.
Not only do we meet the AAP’s 2016 guidelines, we helped change them!
Asphyxia occurs when the body (tissue and organs) fails to get the required amount of oxygen due to high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the surrounding air, which leads to hypoxia, a condition associated with SIDS. Infants sleeping on their tummy increases the likelihood of difficulty in breathing. This is because the exhaled CO2 during breathing does not escape and is more concentrated in their bedding material. Most infants will turn their head, but some do not. It is believed these infants have a brain stem abnormality. The problem we face; we do not know which infants will or will not turn their heads to get fresh oxygen, leaving all infants at risk.
If you’re a parent, you’ve undoubtedly felt the fear of SIDS– the amount that is unknown is what makes it so scary, I believe, because you can do everything “right” with safe sleep practices and still find yourself in this terrible tragedy. Three people, a pediatrician, a product safety designer, and an interior designer, who all experienced the devastating loss of SIDS, decided to figure out something that can reduce the risk. Together, they invented the SafeSleep BreatheThrough Crib Mattress. It is a mattress that is both firm and breathe-through. It is truly amazing! I learned a lot on their website about what they believe to be the problem with regular mattress’ and how babies can be breathing in CO2 instead of Oxygen. The Secure Beginnings mattress is made from safe materials that allow for breathability- the bottom portion is a wood box with holes on the sides that keep air flowing throughout. On top there is a mesh-like fabric that rests on top of the box that is breathable and yet a safe, firm surface for sleeping- it’s almost like a hammock, but with the perfect amount of tension with the secure metal bars on each side. Even though back sleeping is still recommended with this mattress, you don’t have to fear your baby rolling over in his crib and then being unsafe- baby will be able to breathe oxygen rich air on his back or tummy thanks to SafeSleep BreatheThrough Crib Mattress! It was really easy to put together and get in the crib, just a few simple steps:
I have to admit that I love that it is not only safe, but aesthetically pleasing as well! It looks great in the crib. The sleep portion is also easy to take off (thank you!) and machine washable, so keeping this clean is a breeze.
Peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your child is PRICELESS, and I definitely feel better knowing my baby boy is sleeping on the safest possible mattress on the market.
Things that are Brag Worthy:
- Eco-Friendly Recyclable and made from recycled materials
- Easy to clean- Just throw it in the washing machine
- Long-Lasting- Can be handed down for generations
- Patented airflow design helps lessen the risk of overheating
- Offers firmness throughout and contours right where it’s needed
- Integrated safety welting prevents gaps between the side of the mattress and sides of the crib
- Sleep surface is a 3D medical grade spacer fabric with a drying rate of over 50% quicker than a thin cotton
- No chemicals used for fireproofing or waterproofing
- You can completely wash away mold, bacteria, and pathogens from your mattress using the simple convenience of your washing machine
- Solid construction guarantees your child will become too tall for this mattress before he/she ever become too heavy for it
- Made in the U.S.A.
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