We don’t have to be rocket scientists to know that sometimes some things just make sense, like car seats for babies. People of a certain generation, myself included, who grew up without them can well remember what it was like. Believe it or not we even had a car with a rear window that rolled down! It was a dangerous time for babies traveling in automobiles. Often their only restraint was being held in their mother’s arms. To protect us my mother, in the blink of an eye, would raise her arm up across us unrestrained kids who happened to be sitting next to her. It was a loving gesture but one which afforded us little in the way of actual safety. Keeping your baby safe with Crib Mattresses and Car Seats.
We’ve come a long way since those days. The safety of our children has become of paramount importance today. The automobile industry has come a long way since then too. Currently it’s in the process of implementing car seat alarm sensors that will remind parents in the event they accidentally leave their baby in a car seat. The car seat that we all take for granted today, didn’t catch on with the public for over 40 years after it first appeared in the 1930’s. It wasn’t until 1971 that car seats were mandated for babies use by law. Most of us of a certain generation also remember the images on TV of just what happens to a baby that’s unrestrained in a car in the event of an accident. It was shocking to say the least. According to the latest statistics from the CDC, motor vehicle injuries are still a leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2017, 674 children ages 12 and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle accidents.
What does all this have to do with baby mattresses? Well according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 3,500 – 4,000 babies die each year in the United States from SUID or Sudden Unexplained Infant Death. Improved death scene investigations have determined an ever-growing number of these cases are due to suffocation. The number of babies expiring from SUID’s has remained relatively flat since the mid 1990’s when the AAP began their nationwide back to sleep campaign.
Enter the Breathe Easy Baby Breathable Sleep System. Our breathable sleep system has been scientifically tested for CO2 dissipation. It was proven that our breathable sleep surface dissipates CO2 TEN times faster than a conventional filled mattress. That’s an astounding difference and one that quite frankly leads me to wonder why baby mattresses with this level of breathability aren’t mandated for use for baby’s safety in the same manner as the car seat.
With approximately 6 times more baby’s dying in their cribs compared to automobiles you would think more would be done to protect a baby’s safety at home. Let’s not forget that babies spend 80 – 90% of their first years of life on their crib mattresses and car seats.
For now, it seems it’s up to parents to determine what’s the safest sleeping environment for their baby. So why would you leave your baby’s safety to chance when you can trust it to science.