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What certificates guarantee product?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

This product has been created according to a series of strict controls so that it can be certified as a healthcare product.

CE: The BabyKeeper® mattress has achieved a CE marking that certifies that it complies with the European Guidelines on this type of product.

MEDICAL DEVICE: License conceded by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS).

OEKO-TEX: Certifies that no dangerous substances have been used during the manufacturing process as the product comes into contact with the most sensitive of skins: baby’s skin.

HYG CEN: Guarantees that the materials are free of toxins and can be used in hospitals and medical centers.

Why is sleep important in the development of a baby?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

A baby begins its sleep routine before birth, at around 7 months into the pregnancy. When a baby is born, it will need between 15 and 18 hours of sleep during the first few months and its sleep pattern will be different to that of a child or an adult. For example, the REM phase is longer in babies under 2 years of age, lasting almost 50% of the total effective sleep time, whereas the REM phase in an adult may reach 25%. The REM stage is crucial for cognitive and neural development whereas the slow-wave sleep phases (deep sleep) are related to cellular regeneration and physical recuperation.

However, these phases are not continual but maintain entry and exit cycles with around 5-6 daily phases being recorded for a baby. The REM phase is very active and seems to exacerbate any stressor or disturbance might quickly take the baby out of REM sleep, losing at least 20% of the cognitive development programmed for that night.

On the other hand, cellular (physical) regeneration and growth occur at a higher level in the other phases, with the growth hormone being one of the greatest inductors in cellular reproduction giving a clearly legible signal (pulse) after the first hour of sleep.

It is therefore essential that a baby has a full hour of the proper quality of sleep for the aforementioned to occur. Sleeping properly will allow the baby to regulate the circadian rhythm that it will have for the rest of its life, something that will be essential and will later allow the child to grow physically and cognitively. It has been shown that children deprived of the REM
phase have markedly increased levels of anxiety, aggressiveness, low performance and a poor memory. It has also been proven that sleep disorders seriously affect the endocrine system which can lead to food disorders that could result in child obesity, sleep apnea and hyperactivity. Similarly, during preadolescence or adolescence, sleep disorders or problems can lead to the appearance of bipolar disorder, substance abuse, depression and eating disorders.

What is the right firmness?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

Firmness is not synonymous with rigidity, but it is with safety.
The lack of firmness is a risk factor in sudden infant deaths. A soft mattress encourages thermal insulation, constriction of the airways and a static posture. The BabyKeeper® is one of the mattresses for babies with a mid to high firmness with the best guarantee of durability and resistance on the market.

Why do we sometimes show the baby face down?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

The prone posture has been clearly related to a higher probability of sudden infant death syndrome and until the exact relation between posture and respiratory failure is known, under no circumstances is it recommendable to use the prone posture for the sake of prudence. However, the BabyKeeper® mattress has been designed so that in the event that your baby moves and finally ends up in the prone posture (when the baby is mobile it is the most stable posture and is probably the one that the baby will find most comfortable and natural), the risks are not multiplied as the exhaled CO2 is ventilated, heat is properly dissipated, non-solid elements from the airway are eliminated, thus allowing the baby to breathe through the mattress, even possible liquids such as those from regurgitation, diarrhea, etc., which could block the airway are removed.

What more can be done to prevent SIDS?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

Advice that increases the baby’s safety according to the American Pediatrics Association:

  • Place the baby on its back for all sleeps (make sure that all baby carers know this rule given that a change in postural habits increases the risk of sudden infant death).
  • Use firm surfaces
  • It is recommended to share your bedroom with the baby but not to share the bed.
  • Keep soft and/or loose elements outside of the cot such as soft toys, cushions, clothes, etc.
  • Visit the gynecologist regularly during pregnancy.
  • Avoid tobacco smoke during pregnancy (direct or passive smoking) as well as after giving birth.
  • Avoid the use of alcohol and drugs both during pregnancy and after giving birth.
  • Breast feeding is recommended
  • The use of a soother both during naps and other sleeping times is recommended.
  • Prevent the baby from overheating (due to too much clothes, blankets or central heating).

Why BabyKeeper is a medical device?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

When a baby mattress claims to have properties that prevent health problems or serve to treat a pathology or condition, the mattress becomes a medical device regulated by Royal Decree 1591/2009 under the supervision of the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS), the body that grants the license to manufacture medical devices in Spain.

When the manufacturer obtains this license, the product manufactured is a medical device and is recognized as such because it bears the CE marking. Any baby product claiming to prevent and/or treat pain, illness or pathologies without the CE marking is committing a serious offence and may be sanctioned by the Ministry of Health.

How BabyKeeper reduces the risk of SIDS?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

Exogenous factors are: thermal stress, air toxicity, posture, partial or total obstruction of the airways and the biocompatibility of the surrounding products.
The ESCI (European Sleep Care Institute) has been working on ways of reducing the impact of these external factors for years and as a result has come up with a new mattress for cots: the BabyKeeper®. This new product will help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by addressing the main key factors.

What is Sudden infant death?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

Sudden infant death is a syndrome, i.e., no concrete explanation has been found, even with the advances in modern medicine, to explain why a baby stops breathing and dies whilst sleeping. Nor is there a 100% effective treatment or a precise diagnosis; however there has been a great deal of progress in its prevention.

In this regard, scientists have found cause-effect relationships that have allowed the identification of factors which multiply the probability of observing a sudden death and those which prevent the syndrome.

There are two classes of risk factors: endogenous (genetics, mother’s habits during the pregnancy, etc.) and exogenous (those surrounding the baby whilst asleep). Exogenous factors are those that place stress on the nervous, respiratory and circulatory system and have been related to indications that, given the immaturity of these systems, cause fatigue and/or block them, thereby triggering respiratory failure. These factors are: thermal stress, air toxicity, posture, partial or total obstruction of the airways and the biocompatibility of the surrounding products (allergies and hypersensitivity).

Why BabyKeeper is unique product?

Publicado el 28 enero, 2014

BabyKeeper® is the first and only cot mattress that has been certified as a medical device which reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

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