Caring for your Cot Mattress
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Safe sleeping and your Ecosa Cot Mattress
Red Nose is Australia’s leading organisation for infant sleep safety and evidence-based advice to help parents reduce the risk of sudden infant death.
Red Nose recommends six key steps for babies aged 0-12 months to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death:
Always place baby on their back to sleep, (with their feet at the bottom of the cot)
Keep baby’s face and head uncovered.
Keep baby smoke free, before and after birth.
Use a safe sleeping environment, night & day.
Sleep baby in safe cot in parents’ room.
(for the first 6-12 months)
These recommendations have helped reduce the incidence of sudden infant death and fatal sleeping accidents in Australia by 85%, saving over 10,000 babies’ lives since 1988.
For more information, visit rednose.org.au/safesleep
Additional safety advice
from Red Nose:
Set up your cot and mattress using the latest safety advice from Red Nose – a safe cot is one that meets the mandatory Australian standard (AS/NZS 2172:2003), has a firm flat mattress, and safe bedding.
If using a mattress protector, it should be thin and fit snugly to the mattress, but not so tightly that it curves or distorts the shape of the mattress. Note: a mattress protector will reduce the breathability of the Ecosa Cot Mattress.
For more tips and safe sleeping advice,