Parents and carers are often overwhelmed with changes and recommendations for safe sleeping positions and safe swaddling for their babies. ‘Back’ sleeping infants has been current advice for over fifteen years, but this is not always easy to achieve, especially with a wriggly baby.
Anxiety about possible head moulding and preventable suffocation dangers, isn't good for parents or their babies and can rob much of the joy of parenting that is so precious", says Miriam. See FAQ#9 and #10: https://www.safetsleep.com/pages/frequently-asked-questions
A former positive parenting educator and counsellor, with nursing training, Miriam Rutherford-van Gisbergen originally designed the Safe T Sleep® Sleepwrap® as a nurturing, loving wrap to keep her own babies safe and comfortable while sleeping and for those few minutes before and after sleep . Wide consultation, professional and clinical trials led to many parents latching onto the idea.
Since its conception in 1976 and delivery onto the world market in 1992 hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide have slept safely in the original, clinically proven Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap and little HEADwedge without a single reported fatality, cot accident or injury amongst users! https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0223/2655/files/NZ_Medical_Journal_Tristan_version.pdf?1306
This unique Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap babywrap is one very practical and successful solution that provides peace of mind by addressing many of the recognised risk factors. Also promoting 'sleep association', more restful, comfortable and settled sleep for babies from 0-2 years of age. It is designed to be used in conjunction with positive, nurturing parenting skills.
"When baby sleeps comfortably and safely, parents, caregivers and grandparents have more peace of mind and better quality sleep too. It benefits everyone and makes parenting more enjoyable", says Miriam.
Young infants are kept in the safest sleeping position to prevent ‘preventable suffocation’.
Older babies, out of the high Cot Death/SIDS/SUDI risk group, who can turn from back to tummy and back again, may be taught how to turn within the wrap and sleep in their desired sleep positions.
For babies in the stand up and climbing stage, often between 7-9 months of age, parents have a few extra moments to attend to their waking baby. In this way the Sleepwrap also helps prevent cot accidents/falls and subsequent known injuries and also provides a safer transition from cot/crib to the BIG bed.
The Sleepwrap is practical, easy to use and helps ensure safer back sleeping positioning for young active, restless, wriggly babies importantly keeping baby's face and head clear of the potential dangers of ‘preventable’ suffocation, the main cause of known fatalities. In combination with the little Safe T Sleep HEADwedge the risk of ‘flat head or PWS’ is also significantly reduce. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0223/2655/files/PWS_Paper.pdf?741
"The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap is merely an aid to positive parenting practices. Just as a car seat has been designed for safety whilst travelling, the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap, which is far less restrictive, is very effective for safer sleeping; giving parents, caregivers and grandparents the extra peace of mind they deserve” says Miriam.