Can choosing the right crib mattress help parents to reduce the instance of SIDS? Though there has been no direct correlation between the choice of crib mattress and the occurrence of SIDS in infants, parents make choices in the crib mattress to reduce the risk.
What types of crib mattresses should parents choose to reduce the instance of children suffering from SIDS? When choosing the crib mattress, parents can increase the safety of the crib mattress by making the choice of a firm crib mattress that has reinforcements throughout the edges of the mattress.
Metal reinforcements throughout the side of the crib can be an effective way to reduce the instance of the child being injured, or suffocating after being lodged between the mattress and the crib.
Parents choosing crib mattresses that are searching for the right choice should choose the firm choice, rather than the softer and plusher mattresses that are available. To increase the versatility of the mattress the parent can choose a dual sided mattress that has a firm choice on one side for infants, and a softer side for toddlers. This can be a great way to extend the budget for baby items – and a way to ensure that infants remain safe while sleeping in the mattress.
Organic crib mattresses are a great choice for parents trying to create a healthy sleeping environment for the child. Organic crib mattresses don’t contain the potentially harmful chemicals that are both inhaled by the infant or absorbed through the contact between the skin and the mattress.
Organic crib mattresses are created without these potentially harmful chemicals and can therefore reduce the toxins that the child may inhale, which in the opinion of some experts can reduce the instance of SIDS.
Crib mattresses are available from many brands, with many different features. Parents should research and compare the choices that are available between the types of crib mattresses, the various textiles used on the mattress and even the safety ratings for the mattress to ensure that the right choice for the family has been made.