Note for your education and to make informed choices:
Use the information provided here as an educational resource for determining your options and making your own informed choices. Baby Mattress Covers, LLC does not claim that mattress-wrapping has been 100% scientifically proven to prevent SIDS. However, we believe that the fact that there have been no SIDS deaths among the vast number of babies in New Zealand who have slept on correctly wrapped mattresses is crucial information for parents. This fact cannot be denied and should not be suppressed. The evidence supporting this explanation of SIDS is very compelling, and we believe that parents should be informed and have easy access to an inexpensive, non-toxic mattress protector that is safe for babies and can certainly do no harm.
Note on other SIDS prevention methods:
If any other SIDS prevention methods are recommended to you, we are not asking you to give them up. But, we do insist you also use a BabeSafe® mattress cover and to use 100% cotton bedding with no padding or quilting. It is then self-understood, we also insist you sleep your baby alone in only an infant sleeping situation: a wrapped crib, wrapped bassinet, wrapped “pack n play” or a wrapped co-sleeper. Sleep your baby in a car seat only on a temporary brief basis while in the car. Do not bed share with your baby. This way you can take advantage of the very successful results achieved in fighting SIDS/cot death/crib death they have had in New Zealand with mattress-wrapping.
Although I am a Nurse-Midwife, for legal reasons I am not able to dispense any medical advice. My only purpose is to share the knowledge in this website with moms and dads and grandparents or any caregiver of infants. It is my desire to provide you with a safe environment for your baby.
Barb Knoll, CNM, ret.