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FAQ

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1. How to Select the correct Size BabeSafe Mattress Cover?

2. How do we handle Returns that had Free Shipping?

3. What is our Return Policy?

4. What is Crib Death, also know as SIDs?

5. How can crib death be prevented?

6. What about the claim that vaccination causes crib death?

7. Does BabeSafe mattress covers cause a baby to sweat or overheat?

8. Is there an advantage to purchasing an Organic Cotton/Wool mattress, instead of a commercial mattress treated with fire retardants?

How do we handle Returns that had Free Shipping?

Product returns - orders that had free shipping are readjusted with the appropriate shipping charges.

What is our Return Policy?

Babysnugglebugs.com can not accept "returns for any reason". A BabeSafe cover is a safety product, and therefore must be sold in it's original packaged condition to maintain the manufacturer's guarantee both in respect to the mattress cover, and in respect to the provided installation instructions.

Refunds, Replacements, or Exchanges of unopened BabeSafe mattress covers are available when;

  • The mattress cover has arrived in damaged condition.
  • The wrong size mattress cover was sent instead of the one ordered.
  • The customer incorrectly measured their mattress*, or ordered the wrong size mattress cover*.
*Shipping charges may apply.

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What is Crib Death, also know as SIDs?

Crib death is the most common cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year of age. Ninety percent of all crib deaths occur among babies under 6 months of age. In most cases of crib death, the baby has been put down to sleep in his/her crib and later found lifeless, with no sign of illness or physical struggle.

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How can crib death be prevented?

Many parents may be unaware of a 100% successful crib death prevention campaign which a New Zealand scientist, Dr. Jim Sprott has been running in New Zealand for 13 years.

Dr Sprott states with certainty that the cause of crib death has been discovered: it is caused by very toxic nerve gases which can be generated from mattresses and certain other bedding used in babies' cribs. These toxic nerve gases are generated when compounds of phosphorus, arsenic and/or antimony in the bedding combine with household fungus which commonly grows in bedding.

These gases (which are all anticholinesterase agents), when inhaled by a baby or absorbed through the baby’s skin in a lethal dose, shut down the baby’s central nervous system, stopping breathing and then heart function. Thus the cause of crib death is not medical – it is the result of environmental poisoning. The baby can be fatally poisoned without waking and without physical struggle.

The solution is to prevent exposure of babies to the gases by wrapping mattresses in accordance with a specified protocol and ensuring that bedding used on top of the wrapped mattresses is not capable of the gas generation concerned.

Since late 1994 mattress-wrapping has been publicized nationwide in New Zealand. Prior to the commencement of mattress-wrapping, New Zealand had the highest crib death rate in the world (2.1 deaths per 1000 live births). Following the adoption of mattress-wrapping the New Zealand nationwide crib death rate has fallen by 56% - and there has been no reported crib death among those babies who have slept on mattresses wrapped in accordance with Dr Sprott’s mattress-wrapping protocol. Among the ethnic group most likely to wrap babies' mattresses (New Zealand Europeans) the crib death rate has fallen by around 80%.

These major reductions in New Zealand crib death rates cannot be attributed to orthodox crib death prevention advice (e.g. face-up sleeping). There has been no material change in that advice in New Zealand since 1992.

The toxic gas theory for crib death explains every risk factor which medical researchers associate with crib death.

A considerable amount of research relating to the toxic gas theory has been published in peer-reviewed medical and other scientific journals. In fact, mattress-wrapping for crib death prevention is supported by wider research than supported the introduction of various items of orthodox crib death prevention advice (including face-up sleeping).

According to Dr. Jim Sprott (who has a PhD in chemistry and is expert in the gas generation concerned), every step in the toxic gas theory for crib death has been proved. And the ten-year New Zealand experience provides practical proof that mattress-wrapping prevents crib death.

Some orthodox crib death researchers say that crib death rates in various countries have fallen without the introduction of mattress-wrapping – and they have. But there is a crucial difference: many babies have died of crib death where parents followed orthodox crib death prevention advice; but there has been no reported crib death on mattresses wrapped in accordance with Dr Sprott’s mattress-wrapping protocol.

Unlike orthodox crib death prevention advice, mattress-wrapping has a 100% success record in crib death prevention.

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What about the claim that vaccination causes crib death?

Vaccination is not the cause of crib death – however, various studies demonstrate that vaccination is a crib death risk factor. The way in which vaccination increases the risk of crib death is as follows:

  • Any circumstance which reduces the efficiency of a baby's immune system, or which causes the baby to have a higher than normal body temperature, will make the baby more likely to succumb to the gaseous poisoning which causes crib death. If the temperature in a baby’s crib increases by 3C (say from 37C to 40C), the rate of gas generation increases by 10 to 20 times.
  • Since, therefore, vaccination can adversely affect the immune system (temporarily) and increase body temperature (due to the minor infection caused by the vaccine), it can make a baby more susceptible to the cause of crib death.
  • However, if the baby's mattress is correctly wrapped for crib death prevention and the correct bedding used, there is no risk of crib death associated with vaccination, since the wrapping prevents exposure to the gas/es concerned. Therefore, the fact that a baby sleeping on a correctly wrapped mattress has been recently vaccinated becomes irrelevant as regards crib death. The baby may experience the common physical symptoms following vaccination, but crib death will not ensue.
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Does BabeSafe mattress covers cause a baby to sweat or overheat?

If sweating/overheating occurs on a BabeSafe-wrapped mattress, it is not caused by the mattress wrap. As a matter of thermodynamics, the layer of polyethylene co-polymer which comprises the cover is so thin in relation to the thickness of the mattress that it has no measurable effect on the rate of heat transfer from the baby to the mattress itself. Put another way, the overheating is not caused by the BabeSafe cover.

If sweating/overheating occurs on a wrapped mattress, it is the result of too much bedding on top of the baby, or too much clothing on the baby, or overheating of the baby’s room.

Babies have a GREATER capacity than adults to retain their body heat, and LESS capacity than adults to cool themselves down. Therefore babies should be lightly dressed for sleep, and their required bedding is less than an adult requires to keep warm.

When sleeping in their cribs:
  • (a) Babies should sleep in loose baby gowns or pajamas.
  • (b) They should not sleep in any item of clothing which encloses their feet (such as a jumpsuit or socks) or which encloses their hands.
  • (c) They should not wear bonnets or helmets, since much of their body heat loss (which is essential) occurs via the head.
  • (d) It is fine to wrap a baby in a pure cotton diaper or other pure cotton sheeting.
In respect of bedding used on top of a baby

Babies should use no more than two pure wool or pure cotton overblankets;

In a centrally-heated home, one pure wool or pure cotton overblanket may be sufficient.

Note: The overnight temperature in a baby's room should not exceed 17-18 degrees Celsius or 62-65 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Is there an advantage to purchasing an Organic Cotton/Wool mattress, instead of a commercial mattress treated with fire retardants?

It is very important to understand that with respect to COT/CRIB DEATH prevention, contrary to opinions publicized in the USA and other countries, the terms "natural" or "organic" do not by definition mean "safe". The very "natural" quality of numerous fibers used in so-called "natural" bedding components can render the bedding item UNSAFE.

This is because animals and plants ingest certain toxins from the soil on which they graze/grow, and then excrete the toxins into their skin/wool/hair/bark. As a result, certain chemicals which can result in toxic gas generation (i.e. phosphorus, arsenic and/or antimony) can be present in all of the following components which are frequently used in the manufacture of baby bedding and other babycare items (such as sleep mats):

  • Wool
  • Sheepskin
  • Sheepfleece
  • Kapok
  • Coconut fibre
  • Horsehair
  • Tree bark
  • Feathers (down)
  • Etc.

In addition, these chemical/s can be incorporated into certain so-called "natural" bedding components as part of the manufacturing process (for example, antimony is frequently incorporated in the manufacture of "natural latex rubber").

The result is that many mattresses manufactured using so-called "natural" components (e.g. mattessses containing kapok, latex rubber, tree bark, coconut fibre) can pose a far greater risk of cot death to a baby than mattresses manufactured using synthetic components (e.g. foam block).

Under the Cot Life 2000 protocol for cot death prevention all bedding items (including sleep mats and playpen mats) which have not been shown BY INDEPENENT EXPERT chemical analysis to be free from compounds of the elements P, As or Sb must be regarded as capable of the toxic gas generation which causes cot death.

This is because if the items in question DO contain compounds of P, As and/or Sb, once certain household fungal growth becomes established in the item (about one month after regular use commences) toxic gas generation from the item can occur.

Consequently these items do not conform with T.J.Sprotts "Zero-risk" policy and therefore must be wrapped in BabeSafe covers. There can only be one standard....zero-risk.

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How can I learn more about the mattress-wrapping campaign for crib death prevention?

Read Dr. Sprott’s book "The Cot Death Cover Up?"

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