Some basics to be considered when preparing and a baby’s room. PAIDI’s important advice for the healthy sleep of your baby.
Air and ventilation
The sleeping environment has the greatest impact on your baby‘s sleep. Your child must be supplied with plenty of fresh air in any sleeping position. Re breathing stale air – the „CO2 feedback“ – is to be avoided. Also, the infant should be protected against overheating due to heat accumulation, against excessive moisture and humidity. To ensure this, 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, breathable and washable function covers that can absorb enough liquid. Air and ventilation also have a significant influence on other issues such as material vapours and hygiene, which are important for a healthy sleep.
Thus, a good air circulation and ventilation is also effective against mites and moulds, the main cause of 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.
An obvious requirement, but by no means always the case: Many components of the babies sleeping environment should be washable. 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, with three year 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 this time is the most important. For a physiologically optimal sleeping position the mattress must adapt to the spine to promote 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, it should support but also give in – but only on the loaded pints where pressure is generated. For the best sleeping comfort, rust and mattress must be perfectly coordinated. Only this way the qualities of
a good baby mattress come to fruition. With increasing age, children move more in their sleep. An advanced sleep system for the increasing weight of the little one consists of a spot-elastic rust and a mattress with different strength values for babies and toddlers, that can be turned easily when reaching a weight of 10 to 11 kg. This is the perfect solution for your child’s healthy sleep in the all-important first years of life!
To provide safety for babies and toddlers, cots must meet the important German and European standards. These set for example the safe distance between 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 running around the sides of the mattress that gives the baby security with its first steps.
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 than, for example, with a young child, and the sensitivity to environmental pollutants is definitely higher.