Kuli-Muli provides the ideal conditions so that your baby can sleep safe and sound.
Babies need a lot of sleep in several stages throughout the day:
18 – 20 hours in the first 3 months, 16 hours between the age of 4 – 6 months, and 12 – 14 hours between the age of 7 – 18 months.
You can help your child sleep safe and sound by paying attention to the following:
1. Providing the right indoor climate
2. Ensuring good sleeping comfort
3. Ensuring sufficient oxygen supply
4. Preventing rebreathing of CO2
5. Ensuring good air quality for sleeping
6. Providing an antibacterial sleeping environment
According to the latest scientific findings, proper regulation of respiration is the most important factor for sleeping safe and sound. Another key factor is ensuring the best possible sleeping comfort.
Respiratory tract regulation
It is not uncommon for infants to “unconsciously” stop breathing for short periods that rarely last longer than 15 seconds. These short “breaks” happen more frequently the younger the baby is and are usually harmless, as long as the body’s many protective mechanisms against a dangerous lack of oxygen work as they are supposed to. The danger threshold can be impaired by infections or high body temperatures, and is raised when the body is overheated, when the air exhaled is rebreathed and when the baby is subject to passive smoking. This brings us to the most important prerequisites for designing a baby’s sleeping environment.
1. Providing good air circulation ensures a sufficient supply of oxygen and prevents the rebreathing of exhaled air. Air-permeable materials should be used in baby beds for this reason. This applies to both the mattress and the cover. If a canopy and padding are used, care must be taken that these do not impair air circulation.
2. Bacteria, mould and dust mites can quickly lead to respiratory infections, which can have a negative effect on the danger threshold. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the sleeping environment is as hypoallergenic as possible.
3. Excessive heat also negatively impacts the danger threshold. Clothes, duvets or baby sleeping bags should be as breathable as possible. Good breathability is the basis for preventing overheating.
Optimum sleeping comfort
Poor posture later can have its roots in the use of the wrong types of mattresses during infancy and early childhood. Measures can be taken to prevent poor posture and malformation. Good point elasticity is indispensable here, which refers to pressure relief at exposed areas like the hips, shoulders and head. The mattress should sink in enough at these key points without negatively affecting the other parts of the body. In other words, good point elasticity relieves exposed areas while providing support for the rest of the body.
Mattresses that are too soft and do not provide enough elasticity should be avoided. The baby sinks too far into the mattress and the spinal column does not receive the support it needs. But mattresses that are too hard can be just as bad and even cause malformation of bones.