Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Recommends Firm Flat Mattress for Infants

“To reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and prevent suffocation, put your baby to sleep on his/her back in a crib on a firm, flat mattress. Make sure there is no soft bedding underneath your baby.”

(Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The Safe Nursery., http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/202.pdf)
 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission clearly recommends a firm flat sleeping surface for babies. All Naturepedic organic baby crib mattresses are designed to meet this safety recommendation. Avoid contoured surfaces as well as softer quilted surfaces often found on other organic baby crib mattresses. Also avoid adding any soft bedding in the crib.

Ensure a Snug Fit in Your Baby's Crib
It's very important that your crib mattress fits properly in your baby's crib. A good safety test allows for no more than two fingers to fit between the mattress and the bars/side of the crib. Naturepedic baby crib mattresses are designed to fit snugly, but if you encounter an unsafe gap, please call us immediately and we will gladly do whatever we can to help resolve the problem.

Keep Small Objects Out of Your Baby's Crib
Small objects can be a choking hazard. Check your baby's crib carefully everytime you put her down in her crib. Naturepedic mattresses do not use metal air vents as these can dislodge and become a choking hazard. Removing these vents also leads to a more allergenically sealed construction.

A Hygienic Crib is a Healthy Crib
Aside from comfort enhancements, mattress pads are always recommended as a way to protect your baby's crib mattress and keep it clean and hygienic. Non-waterproof crib mattresses that get soiled can easily grow mold and bacteria resulting in a potentially unhealthy situation. Even waterproof mattresses that aren't properly cleaned can grow bacteria on the surface. Use a disinfectant such as hydrogen peroxide to keep the mattress surface clean and hygienic.

For more safety tips, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission Crib Information Center.