About baby room
To provide safety for babies and toddlers, cots must meet the important German and European standards. These set the perfect example on the safe distance among the grid bars. This ensures that all the important components of a baby cot are safe and there is no risk of injury to the baby. Other than the DIN and EN standards, PAIDI has other safety aspect such as the step edge that is all around the sides of the mattress that gives the baby security with its first steps. It most likely will happen so as a parent you should pay attention to it. Babies need special conditions for a good and healthy sleep. The bones of the baby are much softer and more flexible than toddlers and young children, and the sensitivity to environmental pollutants is definitely higher.
What you should look out for generally.
Babies need special conditions for a good and healthy sleep. The bones of the baby are much softer and more flexible thanm a young child, and the sensitivity to environmental pollutants is definitely higher.
Air and ventilation
The sleeping environment has the greatest impact on your baby‘ssleep. Your child must be supplied with plenty of fresh air in any sleeping position. Rebreathing stale air, the “CO2 feedback”, should definitely be avoided. Also, the infant should be protected against overheating due to heat accumulation, against excessive moisture and humidity. To prevent any of them, the ambient temperature should be between 18°C and 20° C. In addition, both mattress and rust should have a high air permeability and breathability for optimum air circulation. This means the release of used air and the supply of fresh one. As the perfect complement, modern experts recommend a breathable and washable function covers that is capable to absorb enough liquid. Air and ventilation also have a significant influence on other issues such as material vapors and hygiene, which are important for a healthy sleep. Thus, a good air circulation and ventilation are also effective against mites and molds which cause allergies.
Materials and processing
The immune system of your baby really builds on during the first six months of life. During this time, it is particularly sensitive to environmental influences. Non-toxic materials provide crucial help during this time.
In order to maintain the high standard of hygiene, many components around the babies sleeping environment should be washable. The optimal are removable, divisible and fully washable covers. Despite good ventilation of the mattress core and regular washing, baby mattresses should ideally only used with one child.
In the first few months your baby is sleeping up to 16 hours a day,. When he/she is three, it will still be up to 12 hours. It becomes clear how important the underlay is. The skeleton reaches its final hardness after two and a half years. For the development of the spinal column, it is the most important time period. For a physiologically optimal sleeping position the mattress must adapt to the spine to enhance the development to the healthy S-shape. Therefore a balanced firmness of the mattress is important. It should neither be too soft nor too hard. The proper way is to provide sufficient support on the loaded pints where pressure is generated. For the best sleeping comfort, slatted mattress support and mattress must be perfectly coordinated. Only this way a good baby mattress performs its best. During the children grow, they move more in their sleep. An advanced sleep system for the increasing weight of the little one consists of a spot-elastic mattress support and a mattress with different strength values for babies and toddlers. The mattress can be flipped easily when reaching a weight of 10 to 11 kg. This is the perfect solution and most important for your child’s healthy sleep in the first years of life!