Babies sleep a lot. Some people don’t really believe that since babies tend to be a 24/7 job, but it’s true. They can actually sleep up to 17 hours a day according to BabyCenter. With that sort of sleep schedule, your baby’s crib needs to be a safe environment without any hazards. Make sure your crib’s Sealy mattress is a secure place for your baby by following these simple steps.
1. Place baby on their back
Babies should always be placed on their back when being put to bed. To reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, the baby should never be laid down on their stomach or sides.
2. Keep the mattress bed sparse
We know it’s easy to crowd your baby with themed toys, blankets, and pillows, but the less you put on their crib’s mattress, the better. The more items surrounding them, the more chances they could suffocate. A simple bare crib is the best way to know your baby will sleep soundly without any hazards to hurt them.
3. Don’t use a drop side crib
It used to be common for people to use a drop side crib, but these are no longer suitable for children. Since 2011 they have been banned due to not meeting crib safety standards.
4. Clean bedding often
Little ones are born without a strong immune system, so making sure their bedding is always clean can help prevent the chances of bed bugs, dust mites, and other germs that could cause them illness.
5. Keep away from things they can pull on
Even after everything is good to go inside the crib, the placement of it is almost as important. Be sure to avoid placing the crib next to any windows with blinds, chords, curtains, and anything else that could be pulled on.
It’s important to us that that your babies are sleeping safely so they become healthy children. Find out more information about Sealy mattresses at your local Sealy mattress store to learn more about our crib beds.