Knowing that your baby is safe and sound when it comes time to place them down in the crib will give you the peace of mind to go about your life normally. Due to this, creating a safe sleep environment for baby should be a number one priority. Here are some important things to know when it comes to crib safety:
1. Keep Crib Empty
It's important to keep cribs empty of all items such as pillows, blankets, bumper pads and stuffed animals. All of these items pose suffocation hazards to babies. Fighting for air or becoming overheated from too many blankets may be linked to SIDS. Any loose fabric or soft cushions can unravel and block baby's nose and mouth. That's why our patented organic crib rail cover is specially design to include extra safety features such as a secure latch fastener system and a higher inside so babies can't roll over into the fabric.
2. Put Baby on Their Back
Make sure that you always place baby on his/her back when you are putting your little one down for the night or for a daytime nap. This is the best sleep position for babies because babies who are placed to sleep on their stomachs are at a higher risk for SIDS. The reason for this is uncertain but there have been findings that suggest that infants who sleep on their stomachs get less oxygen or re-breathe their own carbon monoxide, or "bad air".
3. Baby Monitor
A baby monitor can offer peace of mind like no other product is able to do. It’s the one item that allows you to virtually be next to your child’s crib from anywhere in the entire house. A monitor not only allows you to get work and chores done throughout the day/night, but it gives you the ability to feel at ease knowing your baby is basically at the palm of your hand.
4. Safe Swaddling
Swaddling helps maintain the "back is best" sleep position and promotes good sleeping patterns. However, traditional swaddling blankets pose the risk of wrapping babies too tightly and reducing necessary movement in the hips causing hip dysplasia. Thick blankets or too many layers can cause overheating, and strong babies can break out of traditional swaddling blankets, which can unravel and cover baby's face.
5. Crib Mattress
For your child’s crib mattress, you’ll want one that is firm and light. You’ll also want to have at least extra fitted crib sheet on hand in case you have to quickly change the bed in the middle of the night. Always make sure your crib sheet fits securely with no loose or bunch fabric to keep baby safe. All of our Eco-Dreams organic fitted crib sheets include a unique deep pocket design and high-tension elastic that tucks beneath the crib mattress. For added safety, try to find the most eco-friendly organic nursery bedding to ensure they don’t have harmful chemicals or toxins.
6. Monitor Your Baby
Having a baby monitor in the room with your baby allows parents to keep an eye or ear on their baby from another room. Monitors give you the ability to listen to your baby and check on them without disturbing their sleep. They help you to identify whether or not baby needs your attention and can provide parents with reassurance that baby is sleeping safe and sound.
Written by Jennifer Cicci of Babee Talk
As a mother, Jennifer understands the importance of offering nothing by the best for baby. Motivated by teeth marks on her children’s cribs, she decided to design a teething rail cover after trying products that didn’t measure up when it came to quality or style. What she found out made her even more concerned about children’s safety and health: The toxic chemicals used in the production of synthetic materials have been linked to birth defects, reproductive disorders, and weakened immune systems.
She asked herself, “What if I could revolutionize the way parents decorated their crib with a safe and stylish teething rail cover that could be placed on the crib from day one?” Babee Talk® launched in 2014 with organic bedding and accessories. Chew-friendly, drool-friendly, and organic inside and out, her products ensure a healthy start in life for babies.
She only offers products that she would provide for her own children. She hopes moms and dads will start to talk about the importance of choosing safe, healthy, eco-friendly products, especially for babies.
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