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The Plagiocephaly-Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) dilemma

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) launched the “Back-to-Sleep campaign” in order to reduce the frequency of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This campaign, still in action, advises parents to place their children on the back in the crib and on a hard baby bed mattress so that the baby's face will not be smothered by a soft mattress if he/she ends up on the stomach. Unfortunately, because of the hard nature of the baby bed mattress, the number of babies suffering from Plagiocephaly (also known as Flat Head Syndrome) sky rocketed. Most of the babies’ head flattening (Flat Head Syndrome or Plagiocephaly) occurs during the first 3 months of life, when the baby’s skull is still malleable and as they lay most of the time on a firm baby bed mattress. Plagiocephaly can lead to cranial asymmetry and could be responsible for more than antithetical problems. You can learn more about what Plagiocephaly is in this medical article. Over the past several years, pediatricians have seen an increase in the number of babies with Plagiocephaly (or Flat Head syndrome), particularly the unilateral flattening of the occiput. Although associated with some risk of informational Plagiocephaly, healthy young infants should sleep on their backs for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) prevention. This practice has been associated with a dramatic decrease in the incidence of SIDS.

Lifenest, a medical product that helps prevent Flat Head Syndrome by increasing and curving the surface on which the baby's head rests.

The Lifenest is a very ingenious device! By using the natural and simple properties of a hammock, the netting creates a safe and comfortable environment for the head of your baby. The netting gives a larger surface on which the head rests, which redistributes the pressure away from the soft spots! The contact surface for the head on a Lifenest is up to four times larger than on a normal baby bed mattress! Lifenest infant breathable mattress helps with prevention of flat head, and allows your baby to breath.
Hence, Lifenest helps with Flat Head prevention thanks to its unique design.

Lifenest is hygienic and easy to clean-up

The cover sheets are hypoallergenic and dust mite free. They are also machine washable and you can put them in a dryer!

Because of its great breathablity properties, the cover sheets will dry in minutes.

Also, the waterproof protective layer on the Lifenest allows you to just wipe off any liquid with a sanitary wipe.

Lifenest Sleeping System is intended to be used in a regular crip for babies from birth to 5 months (or 20 lbs).
The dimensions of the Lifenest are the ones of a US standard crib: 
Approximately 33.5" x 27.5" x 4.75".

Following the medical recommendations on baby mattresses!

The design of the Lifenest also promotes the "back-to-sleep" position supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics by placing the baby in a supportive posture. Because babies have a weak muscular structure, they can't roll over when placed in a Lifenest!
20% of babies in America are affected by Flat Head Syndrome!

Lifenest Sleeping system helps prevent Plagiocephaly! 
The infant's head is craddled and the newborn is in an optimum position to fall asleep.

Lifenest Sleeping System

 

Regular Mattress


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