Don’t ignore the science!
Many Mattresses, Sleep Pads, and Sleep Surfaces Claim to be “Breathable.”
Crib mattresses claiming to be “breathable” often have thick, dense or wiry core material with an open celled cover or overlay. These types of mattresses are shown to have high levels of carbon dioxide retention – A known risk hazard for infant safe sleep.
“Infants resting in the prone (tummy) position or lying with soft bedding may rebreathe exhaled carbon dioxide, potentially leading to hypercarbia and hypoxia. If the infant’s environment does not change or infants are unable to extract themselves from the hazardous situation, they will ultimately die of asphyxia.”
This information is confirmed in a notable SIDS research study. “A mattress filled with tea tree bark manufactured in Australia in the 1980s and ’90s and marketed as “breathable” turned out to increase the risk of SIDS” according to a study by renowned SIDS expert, Dr. James Kemp