All of our products are Manufactured, Tested, and Certified in the USA. Our products are safe for both your baby and the environment.
Our products have been tested by an approved Consumer Products Safety Commission (C.P.S.C.) Lab, and meet all the C.P.S.C. standards for safety and flammability including compliance with California T.B. 117 and CPSC 16 CFR part 1633 for flammability.
Our mattress sleep surface is made from an advanced medical grade spacer fabric that contains NO toxic chemicals or fire retardants.
Secure Beginnings is committed to offering the highest quality in our product line. We are advocates of stringent safety testing; therefore, our crib mattresses are constantly being tested in-house and by independent safety lab. Some of these test include; asphyxiation testing (CO2 rebreathing), suffocation risk, contusion hazard, air permeability, durability, and overall safety.
Our crib mattresses are designed with an open celled sleep surface and side openings that facilitate constant air flow. It is always safest to place baby to sleep on their back, but if baby rolls or a caregiver places baby to sleep on their tummy, Secure Beginnings’ Breathable Crib Mattresses allow a baby to breathe freely through his mattress. The constant flow of air through the side openings and up and down through the open celled sleep surface helps to maintain a stable body core temperature for your baby. A stable body core temperature is not only safer for your baby, it offers a more comfortable sleep.
A carbon dioxide rebreathing assessment was conducted by an independent lab specializing in the testing and safety of children’s products. According to medical experts, asphyxia is defined as a condition in which the body fails to get the required amount of oxygen due to high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the surrounding air. When this condition is the result of improper sleeping position, it is known as positional asphyxia. Positional asphyxia can cause suffocation and may lead to unconsciousness and even death. Many a times, it is observed that a baby sleeps with its face, particularly the nose, submerged in the bedding material. This position increases the likelihood of difficulty in breathing. This is because the exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) during breathing does not escape and is more concentrated in the bedding material. As a result, large amounts of CO2 are inhaled, as compared to the oxygen intake. If this condition continues for some time, the concentration of CO2 increases dramatically, this may lead to choking or suffocation. The test was designed to measure carbon dioxide retention on known high level risk hazard comparator products (a bean bag chair and sheep skin), and a know low level risk hazard, a firm crib mattress and compared these products’ CO2 retention levels to the Secure Beginnings Breathable Crib Mattresses’ CO2 retention levels. The high level risk hazard comparators (bean bag chair and sheep skin) were selected based on examination of SIDS case studies found in medical literature. The low level comparator (firm crib mattress with sheet) was selected base on the recommendation found in the policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The testing was analyzed by Dr. William W. Fox, Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Thomas H. Shaffer, Department of Biomedical Research, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Both experts confirm the Secure Beginnings Breathable Crib Mattress poses a significantly lower hazard for carbon dioxide rebreathing than the tested firm crib mattress with a tight fitting cotton sheet. While the firm crib mattress represents a known low hazard item and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to reduce the risk of SIDS, inconclusive causes of SIDS cases have occurred on firm crib mattresses. The Secure Beginnings’ Mattress demonstrates a significant decrease in carbon dioxide retention compared to the firm crib mattress and presents a significantly lower hazard level than the firm crib mattress currently recommended by the AAP.
An independent lab also tested the air permeability of the Secure Beginnings’ Breathable Crib Mattress. This testing was conducted using the ASTM D737 - 04(2008)e1 Standard Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics. The data is recorded in ft3/ft2.min of air. Based on this test data, the Secure Beginnings’ Breathable Crib Mattress has an air permeability rate over 330 times ((average flow (ft3/ft2.min:) 335)) compared to a standard crib mattress ((average flow (ft3/ft2.min:) .15)).