Why are we sleeping in aluminum canopy beds?
Posted February 18, 2019 12:03:49There are many reasons why you might want to get up in a sleeping bag, but for toddlers who are struggling to get out of their crib, there’s a good chance you’ll be using a sleeping surface that’s made from aluminum.
Aluminum blankets and pillows are popular in cribs and strollers, but in a recent study of more than 300 toddlers from more than 30 countries, the experts found that the average adult child in these countries used about 6.5% of the available space in a crib or stroller for sleep.
But even more alarming, nearly 80% of children in the study reported that they were using a pillow for at least part of their night.
“They’re just like kids who are just going to sleep on their mom’s lap, and they’re not really looking for that,” says Dr. Richard A. Crain, chair of the pediatric sleep medicine department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
“They’re really trying to get a nap, they’re really just trying to keep the little head above the pillow.”
For kids who aren’t sleep experts, this is just another reason to take a nap on a soft bed.
But it could be a sign that your sleep is under strain, especially if you’re tired of trying to fall asleep with a toddler on your lap.
“It’s actually very common for parents who are bedridden or parents who have a disability to have their kids sit up on the side of the bed, which is very uncomfortable,” says Michael S. Ruhlman, a pediatrician and director of the Sleep Research and Treatment Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“That’s because they’re getting up to try and get their head above pillow.”
The problem is that you can’t do that with a pillow.
While there are lots of soft bed covers out there that will make you feel better, the foam-based materials that are popular with the industry are actually made from petroleum, and if you use them too often, they can get sticky, and even break if you move or shake your child.
“We have to say, ‘Stop using those,’ ” says Dr, Ruhnman.
“The more of them you use, the more you’ll create problems.
You’ll have a little foam that’s actually sticking to the surface, and that’s where the problem is.”
A new generation of soft mattress coversFor kids with limited mobility, especially those who are already up on a couch or a booster seat, there are a few ways to get around this problem.
One is to purchase a mattress cover that comes in two sizes.
The first, a regular size, is about 8 inches by 4.5 inches.
The second is a slightly smaller, 8 by 4 by 2.5 inch, but it’s still much too big for your infant.
Both are available at many major retailers.
Another option is to use a soft mattress cover, which are made out of a fabric that’s thinner than a cotton or linen pad, and which is thinner than the foam that covers most baby mattresses.
This fabric is softer and easier to grip, and it also helps to keep your child’s head above your pillow.
But if you want to do it the hard way, you’ll have to buy a pillow cover that’s slightly larger than a regular mattress cover.
You can buy this type of mattress cover from your favorite retailer, and you can also use one that’s designed specifically for older children.
But if you buy one of these mattresses for the right price, you can find a pillow covering that fits the size of your infant’s head, and also has a built-in earbud to keep him awake at night.
The soft mattress is also more durable than a soft cover, and when you sleep with it, you won’t get tired of rocking your infant to and fro in it, because it won’t rub your baby’s head against the surface of the mattress.
But while these two types of mattresses will protect your child from getting hurt when you’re trying to sleep, the real advantage of using a soft or a foam mattress is that it’ll help your child stay still.
“You can’t be able to sleep with a baby who’s not asleep, because you have to be able move,” says Ruhmann.
“If you’re able to move your child, you’re going to be more comfortable.”
The same thing goes for babies who have difficulty keeping their head from being on the pillow.
“For these babies, there is a real benefit in a pillow,” says Atsushi Saito, director of sleep research and treatment at Childrens Hospital of Pennsylvania.
“You can get up, and your baby will have more energy.”
That means that when you get up and move your baby, your baby won’t have to try to stay still, and the pillow will keep your baby quiet and still.
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