Contrary to popular opinion,

SIDS/Crib Death can be prevented.


By reading, acting on and fully following the content of this website you, like hundreds of thousands before you, will prevent SIDS/Crib Death from happening with your baby with 100 percent certainty.

Read our Statistics to see why we can say this.

The essence of what you need to know is given in this image and repeated in the three bullet points below it.

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Key Points:

  • Wrap the mattress with a BabeSafe® cover, free from chemicals that cause toxicity.
  • Use a 100% pure cotton blanket and cotton sheet beneath the baby.
  • Place a 100% pure cotton sheet and cotton blanket on top of the baby.

Further summarized, mattress wrapping requires the use of a BabeSafe® mattress cover over the mattress and only 100% pure cotton bedding with no padding fill.

Watch our Mattress Wrapping Video.

We welcome you to compare the success rates of other SIDS prevention techniques with our 100% effectiveness as documented in our Statistics from our New Zealand test population.

Visit our BabeSafe® Store to get your original BabeSafe® mattress covers for wrapping your mattresses, free from the chemical elements phosphorous, arsenic and/or antimony that are part of the formation of the toxic gases.

The Story behind Mattress Wrapping

In 1989 Mr. Barry A. Richardson, a British scientist, proposed the theory that SIDS/Crib Death was caused by toxic gases generated from elements commonly present in babies' mattresses. Dr. T. J. Sprott, a New Zealand scientist, had suspected the same since the mid-1980s. Dr. Sprott felt that SIDS babies were not dying from a medical condition, but from nerve gas being generated in the baby's sleeping environment.

As a result of their research, Mr. Richardson and Dr. Sprott found that most baby mattresses and many bedding items contain small amounts of the elements phosphorus, arsenic and/or antimony, which are incorporated for purposes such as plastic softener, fire retardant or as part of the manufacturing process. In addition, a normally harmless household fungus (Scopulariopsis brevicaulis) often grows in mattresses. Separately, the presence of the elements phosphorus, arsenic or antimony in mattresses and bedding does not pose danger. But when heat and moisture in the baby's crib results in fungal growth, the fungus interacts with these elements, causing the generation of extremely poisonous gases. If even a small dose of these gases is ingested by a baby, the baby's breathing and heart functions stop, resulting in SIDS/Crib Death.

Mattress Wrapping Method is Solution to SIDS Problem

In the mid-1990s Dr. Sprott commenced a nationwide mattress-wrapping campaign in New Zealand to eliminate SIDS/Crib Death. In 1996 he invented the BabeSafe® crib mattress cover, which is a non-toxic plastic cover in the form of a bag, manufactured under strict requirements to contain no detectable phosphorus, arsenic or antimony. The baby's mattress is sealed inside this protective cover, with the result that no gas generation occurring in the mattress can reach the baby.

Since BabeSafe® mattress covers came onto the market in New Zealand in 1996, there has been no reported case of SIDS/Crib Death among the very large number of babies who have slept on BabeSafe® wrapped mattresses (and using the specified bedding for a wrapped mattress). For the latest statistics about the New Zealand mattress-wrapping campaign Click Here.

Dr. Sprott has developed a simple and affordable method of protecting babies from toxic gases which can be generated in mattresses. As an authorized distributor of BabeSafe® mattress covers, we can process your order through our website.

The mattress cover will be sent direct to you from New Zealand (by First-Class International Airmail) with the Free Shipping Type. There are no shipping or handling charges.

To have the mattress cover shipped from the USA to an address in the USA, Canada, Israel, Mexico or Europe; select the Expedited Shipping Type for an additional fee depending on the destination.