Being a parent can be quite an ordeal, whether you’re a first-time parent or not. Aside from financial and lifestyle changes, you have to worry about your child’s welfare 24/7. That includes creating a baby-safe environment, especially in the bedroom.
Thankfully there are organisations like Red Nose that want to make our children’s lives (and sleep!) better through initiatives that push for a safe sleeping environment for infants and children.
How important is it to find a safe mattress for your precious baby?
A cot with a Red Nose Safe Sleeping seal of approval is a safe cot. It means that it’s Australian Standards-compliant, and it also tells the world that your baby sleeps on a safe mattress that is breathable, toxin-free, and capable of keeping babies safe.
But first, what is Red Nose?
Meet Red Nose
Red Nose is an Australian organisation that helps parents by providing reliable information and research about the ins and outs of keeping babies safe from the risk of sudden infant death, among other things.
According to recent data, the number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS-related deaths in Australia has declined. Yet, health professionals continue to preach the value of keeping the place babies sleep in the safest place in the house.
That’s why efforts of organisations like Red Nose to combat the risk of SIDS and sudden unexpected death in infancy or SUDI, a subset of the dreaded former, are essential.
A safe sleeping environment night after night for your baby is just the tip of the ice burg, though. Head on to rednose.org.au to see more materials about keeping your baby safe.
Among their chief concerns are the prevention of both SIDS and SUDI, and with the Safe Sleeping initiative, Red Nose leads the battle against these unfortunate circumstances.
So what is Safe Sleeping, and why is Red Nose Australia going all-in on it?
Why Red Nose Safe Sleeping Matters
Red Nose’s concept of Safe Sleeping isn’t just about picking a good mattress for your little one. It’s all that and more.
For starters, yes, it covers sleeping, lots of it. Red Nose and health care experts agree that there are certain practices parents can’t forget. That doesn’t stop there, though.
Valuable tips include seeing to it that your baby lies on its back, ensuring proper airflow, and maintaining the appropriate temperature.
However, Red Nose Safe Sleeping goes beyond that. Here are a few more things you can do to give your baby a safe and relaxing bedtime.
First-time parents should pick form over function for their babies’ clothes. An adaptive fabric ensures a broader range of movement while minimising the risk of suffocation.
What about toys? Red Nose and childcare experts suggest keeping soft toys outside your little ones’ sleeping environment, especially when they’re not more than seven months old as these can be choking hazards. But you can let them play to their hearts’ content under supervision.
Since we’re on the subject of toys and play, safe sleeping experts believe in letting your kids play on their tummy but only when they are wide awake and with adult supervision as sleeping on their stomachs increases the risk of SIDS.
Second-hand or hand-me-downs are an excellent way to save money and minimise your carbon footprint, but making your baby sleep on a used mattress is not a good idea.
While that’s not all safe sleeping and Red Nose is all about, taking those steps to ensure the security of your precious babies is just the beginning.
Ecosa Cot Mattress and Safe Sleeping
Now that you’re well-acquainted with safe sleeping, naturally, you’d like an example of what a Red Nose-approved mattress looks like. We got just the thing for you!
The Ecosa Cot Mattress is the premier choice for parents. Aside from being Safe Sleeping certified, this mattress is also AS/NZS voluntary standard compliant, so you know you’re baby is most likely free from risk factors that may lead to sleep accidents.
What about mattress firmness? The Ecosa Cot Mattress is designed with safe sleeping recommendations in mind, so you are assured that it’s not too firm to make overheating a problem while not too soft that suffocation is a concern.
Speaking of suffocation, this mattress is absolutely breathable, courtesy of its Nestflow Core, a scientifically – designed structure for excellent airflow through well-placed holes, meaning there’s literally no sweat when your baby’s sleeping on an Ecosa Cot Mattress.
That same breathability also makes the Ecosa Cot Mattress easy to wash and maintain, ensuring that your little one’s sleeping area is comfy and sterile.
Worried about durability? You shouldn’t be. The holes in our Nestflow Core are not only meant to keep the air going; this core is also intended to last well beyond your baby’s tender years. If you’re planning on having another bundle of joy, your Ecosa Cot Mattress is more than ready to be at your service.
Speaking of hygiene, the Ecosa Cot Mattress remains dust and allergen averse without using chemical-based latex or other materials. Your baby’s face won’t be in contact with mites any time soon.
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Even now, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS remains a concern for most parents. Add to that the underlying risk of SUDI, and you got a recipe for anxiety.
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