(Closed) Possible way to reduce SIDS risk

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2269 posts
Buzzing bee


I just googled it and it def does seem to have merit. It also fits with another method that has reduced SIDS occurrences by 70%; having a fan in the room. The theory was that babies die of SIDS bc they breathe in a pocket of stagnant air and maybe the CO2 is too much for them and stops their breathing. Perhaps they aren’t breathing in stagnant air at all. Maybe they were breeathing in gases from their mattresses. It would make sense that fans would reduce SIDS bc they circulate the air which in turn reduces the fumes by dispersing the concentration of fumes coming from the mattress.

Post # 5
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve never heard of this type but we are planning on buying an organic mattress pad. Very interesting though!

Post # 6
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Interesting. Definitely seems worth a try for around $30. I just added a mattress cover to my registry.

Post # 8
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You know the mattresses really do have a strong smell.  My girlfriend and I did a smell test in the store and ended up getting ones that didn’t smell as bad.  We used the bassinet the first 2 months and now he’s in the pack n play.  Now this makes me re-think moving him to his crib just yet.  Need to look at the mattress cover I have.

Post # 9
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

thanks for the info!

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