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Infant Sleep Safety

With a little one on the way, one of the most exciting tasks is the preparation and decoration of the nursery. Occasionally, we are asked if we carry baby bedding, such as crib duvets or infant pillows. The smallest products we offer are Twin size duvets and mattress toppers and Standard size pillows, which are suitable for twin or single mattresses.

While cozy duvets and fluffy pillows are wonderful for adults and older children, they are not safe for babies and infants.  

According to Health Canada, following the ABC’s of safe sleep reduces the risk of SIDS.

A – Alone: Room-sharing is encouraged, but bed-sharing isn’t. Adult beds are not safe spaces for babies to sleep, due to the increased risk of suffocation and injury.  

B – Back: The safest sleeping position for infants is on the back.

C – Crib: Babies should sleep in a crib containing only a firm, tight-fitting mattress and fitted sheet.

Soft bedding, such as comforters, duvets, and pillows, increases a baby’s risk of suffocation and overheating during sleep. It is recommended that children sleep without a blanket until 12 months of age, and without a pillow until 24 months or until they transition from a crib to a bed. Safer alternatives to blankets are swaddles and sleep sacks.

We’re committed to helping people of all ages get the best sleep possible. We wish your little ones safe slumbers and sweet dreams.

 

Read more about safe sleep here:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/sleep-sommeil-eng.php

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/child-enfant/sleep-coucher-eng.php

http://safesleep.ca/

5 comments

Hi Neda,
Most kids at that age will need a fairly thin, flat pillow. Our pillows are generally best suited for older kids and adults. You could try a Microfiber Down Alternative Pillow, but it may be too thick!

Canadian Down & Feather Company

I’m looking for a pillow for my daughter she is 3 years old. What do you recommend?

Neda

Hi Amanda, All of our duvets are made with 100% cotton shells of various thread counts. To compare thread counts at a glance, see the product comparison chart! I hope this helps :)

Canadian Down & Feather

Hello – what is the cover of the duvet made of?

Amanda Bianchi

I get the safety concerns, but wouldn’t a baby be more likely to overheat in clothing than with a small blanket that would move more freely and could be kicked off? I know the guidelines aren’t yours to change or interpret, but as an older person and mother of four, I find this new advice somewhat contrart ot common sense. At any rate, blankets are used other than for sleeping, such as (partially) covering a stroller, carseat, or other child contraption. We use older ones we have for the dog and as lap robes. I have resorted to sewing twin size in half and cutting, but this can be messy with down.

I suppose you face liability issues if people misuse small sizes; such is the world I guess.

Mimi Camp

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