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Firm Baby Mattress and Your Baby’s Delicate Bones

Best Breathable Crib Mattress

Firm Baby Mattress and Your Baby’s Delicate Bones

FIRM BUT NOT TOO HARD

Many adults describe their mattresses as “firm but not too hard” as their desired sleep surface.. But what does this mean when it comes to baby?  How can you know for certain if your baby’s crib mattress is too firm or not firm enough?  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends infants sleep on a “firm” surface but they do not further define or provide a measure for this relative term.  It’s clear that infants should not be placed on soft surfaces such as pillows but what about when it comes to hard surfaces– is there a surface that is too hard for babies?

FIRMNESS TESTING

The  AAP does not offer or endorse any measure of firmness, making it difficult for parents to know if their crib mattress is too firm or not firm enough.   Fortunately,  a relatively simple test was developed in Australia that is now the standard for determining the minimum level of firmness for infant crib mattresses in both Australia and New Zealand.  This testing makes it possible for parents to determine if their crib mattress is firm enough, but falls short on determining if their crib mattress is too firm.  The test applies weight to the product and measures the amount of yield on the surface.  A firm product would have a small but almost imperceptible amount of give whereas a solid product would have no yield. 

ARE THERE CRIB MATTRESSES THAT ARE TOO FIRM?

So back to the question of are there crib mattresses that are  too firm for babies?  The increase in incidence of positional plagiocephaly or flattening of the back of the head is believed to be related to the recommendation that babies be placed to sleep on their backs to avoid SIDS.  This provides evidence that repeated exposure of the back of the infant’s head to the sleep surface can alter the head shape. The harder the sleep surface, the more resistance placed on the developing skull.  A crib mattress that is too firm can cause undesired skull deformities in infants.

So the ideal surface to keep infants safe and avoid excessive head flattening is a crib mattress that avoids putting excess pressure on your baby’s soft skull.  

At Safe Sleep Technologies our mattress was tested using the Australian method and found to be ideal for babies meaning it is firm but not too hard.  There are no direct positive pressure points to be considered a crib mattress that is too firm to cause possible skull deformities in infants

Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep®

Best Breathable Crib Mattress

Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep®

What are the differences between Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep®?  There are more similarities than differences between the Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep® Crib Mattress. 

Breathe Easy Baby and  SafeSleep® Comparison Chart

Check out the comparison chart.  We also give you descriptive detail explaining both the similarities and the differences between Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep® so you can make an informed decision.  Your baby will spend over 70% of their first year sleeping, so what they sleep on is a very important decision.

Breathe Easy Baby vs SafeSleep Crib Mattress

What is the difference between Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep®?

The fact is, there really isn’t much of a difference between Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep®.  How do I know?  I am one of the patent authors on the original Breathe Easy Baby design – US Patent Number US8607390B2

The original, and may I add, revolutionary breathe-through crib mattress design was launched in 2010 under the company name Secure Beginnings®.  

Leaving the Past Behind

So now let’s fast forward to 2018.  After irreconcilable differences between the three founders of Secure Beginnings®, two different companies emerged; SafeSleep® and Breathe Easy Baby.  Slight  differences between Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep® exist.

The Divorce

Yes, even businesses can end up in divorce.  As with most divorces, we focused on the children.  In this case, our baby!  Our revolutionary crib mattress that addresses all the safety and comfort issues that no other standard crib mattress can.  

The Baby

However, like many divorces, we did not agree on how to best raise “our baby.” Like most divorced couples sharing custody of a child, we took different approaches  to nurturing “our baby.”  We didn’t want to change our perfect baby.  We just had some fundamental differences on how to best raise her!  Hence, the difference between Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep® emerged.

Similarities and Differences

What are the similarities and the differences between Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep®?:

Let’s start with the similarities: 

Now, the differences:

  • Only SafeSleep® uses Infant friendly water-based paints for the wood sides
  • Breathe Easy Baby’s locking bar mechanism must constantly be tightened or the bars randomly pop open
  • Only SafeSleep’s® new locking system has a secondary latch to ensure the bars cannot pop open
  • SafeSleep’s® fabrics are OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics, ensuring no harmful substances.  Breathe Easy Baby admits to using low-cost polyester fabrics that are not certified
  • Only SafeSleep® uses a lightweight mattress bottom made from virgin plastic with no VOC’s or off-gassing.  Breathe Easy Baby use a heavy solid plastic that is difficult to control tolerances so it  known to pop out of the frame which is problematic for dispelled liquids and cleaning
  •  SafeSleep® believes parents shouldn’t have to wait for weeks or even days for their products, that’s why we ship all our products the day you place your order.

The Most Surprising Difference

The “Most Surprising” difference between the Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress is the price!  The SafeSleep® Crib Mattress is $299 and the Breathe Easy Baby Crib Mattress is $399.  Both Breathe Easy Baby and SafeSleep® offer free shipping.  

Check out the SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress here!

If you still want to pay $100 more for the “almost same” crib mattress by the “Other Company” go here!

Over 80 thousand infants have slept safely and comfortably on the SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress with not one single reported incident, injury or death.

Order Your SafeSleep® 100% Breathe-Through Crib Mattress Today!