FAQ’s About the SafeSleep® Crib Mattress

FAQ ‘s

The SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress is innovatively designed to be the safest crib mattress available. It was designed by a leading Pediatrician and SIDS/SafeSleep expert to address all the safety, health, and sanitary issues associated with foam, innerspring, latex, breathable, organic and hybrid crib mattresses. The SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress is completely breathe-through. It consists of a 3D mesh fabric surface suspended over a solid wood frame. The wood frame has decorative openings on the sides. These openings allow constant, uninterrupted air circulation. The base is made from solid poplar. The SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress comes with your choice of six different topper colors. Additional toppers may be purchased separately.
The innovative design of the SafeSleep® allows your baby to breathe freely through the open-celled topper even if they are face straight down. The side openings allow air to constantly circulate protecting your baby from harmful carbon dioxide accumulation. The 3D open-celled topper helps keep an infants core temperature stable. Not too hot, and not too cold, resulting in a longer, safer, more comfortable sleep for your baby. The crib mattress topper can be easily removed for machine washing and drying, providing a more sanitary sleeping environment for your baby. There is no inner core, so there is no bathtub, shower, or hose needed to wash the SafeSleep®. The base is easily wiped clean while still in the crib. It takes seconds to dry - not hours!
"Breathable" mattresses indicate some level of air-flow. Currently, there are no formal regulations on what level and rate of air-flow there must be to be considered "Breathable." Many crib mattresses that claim to be "Breathable" have surfaces made up of multiple layers of 3D mesh quilted together along with a porus center core. Some even add a viscose (rayon) waterproof cover. Viscose is made from both synthetic and natural fibers. These additional layers may impede airflow. The SafeSleep has no fill or core and it has open sides to facilitate passive airflow. The surface is a single-layer, 3D mesh. This design makes the SafeSleep® "Completely Breathe-Through." There is nothing to impede airflow. The SafeSleep® has been tested to show 100% oxygen rich air while breathing through it. It is designed to eliminate harmful CO2 - a risk factor associated with SIDS. Testing proves harmful CO2 is gone from the SafeSleep® in less than 1/2 a second. A baby takes a breath every 1 to 2 seconds. CO2 is gone from the SafeSleep® before your baby takes their next breath of air.
Yes. The SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattresses has the same amount of deflection as a standard firm crib mattress. The SafeSleep® crib mattress is the only U.S. crib mattress to pass the Australia/New Zealand standard for firmness.
Yes. The toppers is made from a 3D medical-grade spacer fabric. The middle layer of the spacer fabric forms a “micro-climate” which allows heat and vapor to dissipate next to the body; however, the heat is channeled into the middle layer, keeping the baby warm, while maintaining a stable body core temperature for a better, longer, safer night’s sleep.
No. The SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress contains no harmful chemicals such as phthalates, antimony and various biocides found in conventional and organic crib mattresses. There are also no nano-coatings, silica, or viscose to make them waterproof. There are also no and no flame retardants. There is no reason to make the breathe-through mattress waterproof since it does not contain any fiberfill or core that can become contaminated. They are naturally flame retardant by design. Our products are OEKO-TEX® certified, ensuring there are no harmful chemicals.
Yes. The welting is made from the same material as medical masks. It is only 7/8" in diameter and it is round. By design, this prevents face compression. It is also attached to the surface to prevent the risk of strangulation or wedging. It is also air permeable and breathe through.
Yes. Spare toppers are sold as separates. We have six colors to choose from. You can also purchase a new topper when the next baby arrives to make your SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress just like new.
The revolutionary 3D mesh fabric of the topper dries super quick. The 3D fabric of the topper dries in minutes even if submerged in water. You can simply wipe the leakage up with a wet cloth and let dry by air for a few minutes. You can also remove the topper from the base and rinse the topper under warm water and let air dry for five minutes. Additional toppers can be purchased for late night changes.
No. The topper will remain taut and firm.
Your mattress will last a lifetime with proper care.
Simply add a ½ cup of bleach in the washing machine prior to placing the topper in for washing. Let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes and complete the wash cycle.
The SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress has been tested to hold up to 80 lbs. Your child will become too tall for the mattress before they become too heavy for it. And yes, it is perfectly safe for your child to jump on it. We are parents of boys 🙂
The SafeSleep® Completely Breathe-Through Crib Mattress fits in any standard size crib or toddler bed. All U.S. crib mattresses and cribs must conform to size standards set by the CPSC to be considered a "standard" size.
There is a water proof surface that is 5" below the topper. This surface is easily wiped cleaned and disinfected with mild soap and a cloth. This area is easily accessible by simply lifting the bars the topper is around. There is no core, so no need to remove the mattress from the crib for cleaning.
No. The plastic bottom is made from a virgin plastic which has been designed and tested to not off gas.
We do not recommend using any type of crib bumper since all crib bumpers, even the breathable ones, can pose a strangulation risk if your baby gets wedged under the bumper.
You will have to check with your insurance provider. Most insurances require a prescription issued from a qualified physician.
No. The SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress is designed to allow your baby to sleep directly on the comfy topper. No crib sheet or mattress pad is needed. Mattress pads can artificially elevate a baby’s body temperature and can cause overheating. They also pose a risk if they become loose.
Yes. The crib skirt can be placed under the mattress and above the crib mattress platform like you would with a conventional crib mattress.
The topper is easily removed by unsnapping the white tabs from the base and then lifting the sidebars on the crib mattress, unzipping the surface and pulling it up and off the frame. The topper is easily replaced by placing the surface over the bars when in the upright position, zipping the surface closed on the underside and then gently pushing the bar farthest away from you down into the lock support and then snapping the white tab to the side of the base. While holding the secured bar down, repeat the process with the bar closest to you.
If you find your topper is too tight, simply unzip the underside of the topper from 1/4 to 1/3 of the way open to reduce some of the tension. Unzipping the topper this slight amount will not affect the safety.
Once in the crib, the welting along the outside edge will not allow the bars to spring open with force. The bars are spring loaded to prevent them from forcefully dropping down. When locking the bars in place, make sure that the back bar is securely locked in place and the tab is snapped down before trying to lock the front bar. Hold the back bar down while pushing the front bar in place. The locks are also adjutable. Simply pinch them together to tighten. Once the bars are both down, they shift inward and hold in place.
The topper can be washed as often as required using a standard washer and dryer. It is recommended that you wash the topper separately and use a mild detergent safe for baby’s delicate skin. You can also use bleach to remove stains. Bleach is not recommended for every wash. Drying the topper on medium heat will kill pathogens. Do not use dryer sheets if your baby has sensitive skin.
No. The area beneath the crib mattress topper is intended to allow constant passive air flow and should not be obstructed with blankets or other stored items.
Yes. The sensor pad fits between the two fabric layers of the topper. Simply place it between the netting underside and the spacer fabric topper.
There are limited styles of cribs that need minor adjustments for the SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress to fit properly. Below are some tips to create the perfect fit. Also, feel free to email pictures of the inside and front of your crib to [email protected] and we’ll offer more specific advice. Breathable Crib Mattress Tips
No. Crib bumpers pose a suffocation, rebreathing, and stragulation risk. Crib bumpers, stuffed animals, pillows and blankets should not be used in a crib. The integrated welting around the outside edge of the SafeSleep® design is not a bumper. The 3D mesh has a round welting material inside. This welting is made up of the same fabric used to make medical masks. This welting is only 7/8" diameter. This small round design eliminates face compression. The fabric is attached to the topper to prevent wedging. This area is also breathe through.