Safety and Testing

In a recent article published by the AAP in April of 2019 on SUID, (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) the infant mortality rate has remained relatively flat since 1999. Furthermore, SUID deaths attributed to suffocation have dramatically increased in part due to enhanced death scene investigations.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recognizes the benefits of air permeable sleep surfaces. In their Oct. 2016 Updated Recommendations for a Safe Sleeping Environment they make the following statement, “Certain crib mattresses have been designed with air-permeable materials to reduce rebreathing of expired gasses, in the event that an infant ends up in the prone position during sleep, and these may be preferable to those with air-impermeable materials.”

Safety

Breathability:

The Breathe Easy Baby’s sleep surface provides babies with an uninterrupted flow of oxygen. This is especially important in the event your baby rolls over they can breathe through the sleep surface.

Body Temperature:
The porous nature of the sleep surface provides babies with uninterrupted airflow and helps to prevent babies from overheating and to maintain their core body temperature.

Improved Sanitary Sleeping Environment:
Since the Breathe Easy Baby sleep surface can be easily removed for laundering it reduces the possibility of harmful bacteria from building up on the sleep surface.

No Harmful Chemicals:
Due to the Breathe Easy Baby’s design no harmful chemicals are used for the sleep system to pass federal flammability requirements.

Plagiocephaly:
The cradling effect of the sleep surface helps to reduce the pressure points that can cause a baby to develop a flat spot on the back of their head, which can lead to a medical condition known as Plagiocephaly.

Testing

To determine the breathability of the Breathe Easy Baby sleep system we subjected it to the most scientific testing currently available. The Co2 dissipation test was conducted by a global leader in consumer product safety testing. They are the only testing house in the world that has the capability to conduct such a test. The graph below indicates that Co2 dissipated at a rate 10 times faster than a conventional filled mattress.

The Breathe Easy Baby Sleep System complies with all federal regulations for crib mattresses, including mattress flammability (16 CFR part 1633) and labeling requirements (ASTM F2933-13).

It has also been certified by the world’s only mattress firmness standard, developed by the Australia/New Zealand Department of Health (AS/NZS 8811.1:2013).

We wanted to take safety a few steps further, so we had our product tested for carbon dioxide (Co2) dissipation and air permeability by a global leader in product testing.

The results?

The air permeability test (ASTM D737) showed that our sleep surfaces are 330 times more air permeable compared to a conventional mattress.

The Co2 dissipation test (see graph below) demonstrated that Co2 dissipated 10 times faster through our system than a conventional mattress.

The graph below shows the results of the carbon dioxide dissipation test. The blue line represents the mattress sample taken from the Breathe Easy Baby Sleep System.

The amount of carbon dioxide and its rate of dispersal over time were calculated by integrating the area under the plotted curve. The area under each of the curves is shown below.

Breathe Easy Baby - Safety & Testing - Co2 Dissipation Report

Carbon Dioxide Rebreathing Results, Area Under Curve

Compared to the known low level hazard comparator of a firm mattress and a tight fitting sheet, the results from the assessment of the Crib Mattress from Breathe Easy Baby was very low. Measurements taken during this evaluation provide a value of 6.55 %CO2-seconds for the submitted sample which is significantly less than the values of the high hazard comparator items and even less than the value of
69.43 %CO2

Certifications

The Breathe Easy Baby Sleep System complies with all federal regulations for crib mattresses, including mattress flammability (16 CFR part 1633) and labeling requirements (ASTM F2933-13).

It has also been certified by the world’s only mattress firmness standard, developed by the Australia/New Zealand Department of Health (AS/NZS 8811.1:2013).

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