Contrary to popular opinion,

SIDS/Crib Death can be prevented.

Baby Mattress Covers, LLC statistics show 7,300+ BabeSafe® covers sold. Robust officially documented stats in New Zealand show no SIDS deaths in 245k+ users.

Over 245,000 BabeSafe® mattress covers sold to New Zealanders since 1996 since the BabeSafe® brand was first produced. They have a 100% success rate against cot death, using the BabeSafe® covers and the specified 100% cotton bedding. These are the BabeSafe Statistics.

We at Baby Mattress Covers, LLC recommend using the New Zealand SIDS prevention method described on this website to protect your baby from SIDS.
Read, act on and fully follow this mattress wrapping method like hundreds of thousands before you have, without having had SIDS happen to their babies.

The essence of what you need to know of the Toxic Gas Theory mattress-wrapping method is given in this image.

The Cause of SIDS and How to Prevent SIDS

Summarized, mattress wrapping requires eliminating as many of the factors involved with SIDS as possible. Key is the use of a BabeSafe® mattress cover over your baby's mattress and only 100% pure cotton bedding, no padding fill.

Further points we would like to make:

The BabeSafe® mattress covers we offer at Baby Mattress Covers, LLC are free from the chemical elements phosphorous, arsenic and/or antimony. These same elements in mattresses take part in the formation of toxic gases described under the Toxic Gas Theory hypothesis as the cause of SIDS.

By so many parent’s in New Zealand implementing mattress-wrapping along the lines of this toxic gas theory and receiving a 100% success rate for mattress-wrapping since 1996, their theory must be considered very seriously as the solution to the SIDS cause mystery.

Read in Dr. Sprott’s book The Cot Death – Cover Up? and on BabeSafe’s Research page for scientific research backing up the Toxic Gas Theory.

According to the Toxic Gas Theory, off-gassing is not the cause of SIDS. The toxic gases created from the chemical elements P, As and Sb are the cause of SIDS. Although the BabeSafe® covers will still provide a barrier for your baby from any BPA or latex in a mattress, as well as block VOCs' and formaldehyde from off-gassing, these are not the cause of SIDS.

Your BabeSafe® mattress wrap is available in the BabeSafe® Store, on our website's store subdomain. Just to let you know—because our goal is to prevent SIDS and not stop off-gassing—covers are only available in infant mattress sizes. Visit our BabeSafe® Store.

For how to wrap a mattress, watch our Mattress Wrapping Demonstration Video.

Search our hashtag with a click/tap to find us elsewhere on the web. We are #CampaigningToPreventSIDS

The Story behind Mattress Wrapping

In 1989 Mr. Barry A. Richardson, a British consultant 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 forensic 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 a 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 polyethylene 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 SIDS mattress-wrapping campaign click here.

Dr. Sprott's SIDS method was developed as 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's store.

Website Anniversary:

The babymattresscovers.com website and Baby Mattress Covers name originate back to July 2004. This year in July 2017 we started our thirteenth year of our online business.

Barb Knoll, a midwife, wanted to reach Dr. Sprott’s mattress-wrapping message out wider than to her immediate patients to better prevent SIDS/crib death. So, her husband Paul obtained the babymattresscovers.com domain name and she started selling the BabeSafe® mattress wraps online under the DBA name of Baby Mattress Covers.

In February of 2008 she obtained an LLC and the business became Baby Mattress Covers, LLC. In January 2013, Barb handed over the day-to-day running of the business to Paul, but she still has an active advisory role. With our many years in SIDS prevention, the New Zealand outstanding success rate and our personal attention to your needs, you can trust us to supply your BabeSafe® mattress covers to prevent SIDS from happening to your baby.

Shipping Types:

With the Free Shipping Type the babe safe mattress cover will be mailed direct to you from New Zealand (by First-Class International Airmail). Free shipping is available to all countries except Canada, Israel and Mexico. With this selection type there are no shipping or handling charges, but also no tracking.

Select the Expedited Shipping Type to have the mattress protector cover shipped, in most cases with tracking, to an address in the USA, Canada, Israel, Mexico, and specific other countries. There is a fee associated with this type with the amount depending on your destination.

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Privacy Note last updated July 26, 2017