Are your cot mattresses too soft?

Posted on October 4, 2016 by steven

How to choose a proper cot mattresses for your baby? People purchase mattresses from different stores, brand new or some second hand from online auctions.

The big question is -

Are your cot mattresses too soft?

Soft sleep surfaces are a risk factor for Sudden Unexpected Death of an Infant (SUDI) as

they may conform to the contours of a baby’s face and suffocate them.

When buying a new cot mattress, look for the Australian and New Zealand safety standard

AS/NZS 8811.1:2013. If it meets this standard, you know it will be firm enough to be safe.

Where possible only use a mattress supplied with a cot as it is designed to be a tight fit.

If you need to buy a mattress separately, make sure it fits snugly into the cot so a sleeping

baby won’t get trapped in a gap.

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