sleep should be safe no matter what position a baby ends up in
After being affected by the unthinkable when a loved one rolled over in the middle of the night, I found myself needing to find answers. How do things like this happen to simple, ordinary people? I began researching the topic back in the early 80’s determined to find answers. Today, my knowledge of SIDS and safe infant sleep has earned me the acknowledgement of a “SIDS Content Expert.” I have even been invited to testify as an expert witness in an infant sleep-related death case.
My most gratifying accomplishment is creating the world’s safest crib mattress in 2009. My revolutionary patented design and SIDS knowledge was instrumental in advancing safe sleep policies. One example of this acknowledgment, is the most recent changes to the 2016 AAP’s (American Academy of Pediatrics) technical report on safe infant sleep. The AAP Safe Sleep Task Force members state in the 2016 technical report, “Air permeable surfaces may be preferable to air-impermeable surfaces for the infant who rolls over.” (more)
My ultimate goal is to convince policy makers to create air permeability standard along with carbon dioxide retention standards for crib mattresses and all infant sleep products. Prior to my breathe-through crib mattress design being released in 2010, the crib mattress design had remained unchanged for decades.
Infant death rates plummeted with the popularization of the “back to sleep campaign” in the early 90’s. Unfortunately, infant death rates have now plateaued making new standards in infant safe sleep policy necessary.
Not all infant deaths are preventable, but many are. My colleagues and I at SafeSleep are determined to make a difference!
My journey has not been without its bumps in the road, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Those “bumps” have transformed me into an expert. I believe things do happen for a reason; I now have a reason ~ and for that, I am grateful. ~ Julie
about the founders
After the loss of a loved one who had simply rolled in the middle of the night, a pediatrician and her sister created the SafeSleep Completely Breathe-Through Crib Mattress to address the risk infants face when they roll to their tummy. Our team of professional mechanical and safety engineers help us to ensure we are using the safest parts and manufacturing methods for our products.
We are committed to…
Our team of professional mechanical engineers help us to ensure every inch of our mattress is designed to be the safest!
They are hard at work designing new products with your baby’s safety in mind.
Scientific Testing & Data
Our mattress is the most scientifically tested crib mattress in the US. Why? Because we want to ensure that our products provide the safest sleep for each and every infant. This allows us to sleep at night.
Safe Sleep Awareness & Support
We have joined forces with medical professionals, non-profit foundations, infant sleep experts, safe sleep organizations and qualified safe-sleep product manufacturers to help ensure every infant has a safe night or nap sleep so parents can have peace of mind.
Designed & Crafted in the USA
Our products are hand assembled and packaged by skilled USA craftsmen in Detroit, Michigan.