Don’t buy a baby blanket unless it is a SIDS safe comforter. The term ‘sudden infant death syndrome’ (SIDS) alone is enough to give parents a nightmare, and while the exact cause of SIDS remains unexplained, it is highly associated with sleep since most cases occur when an infant is sleeping in their cot. When choosing a baby sleep comforter, it is crucial to ensure that it won’t pose risks to your baby. Riff Raff Sleep Toys sells high-quality sleep comforters for babies that are designed with straps that can be attached to the cot to prevent little ones under seven months from pulling them over their faces.
The SIDS safe comforter collection of Riff Raff Sleep Toys comes in adorable animal designs such as the fox comforter, rabbit comforter, and koala comforter. While you can get other accessories that can help put your baby to sleep like cuddly toys, a baby white noise machine, or a baby soother, why not just get our product that has multiple accessories rolled into one adorable plush toy?
Why do babies like comforters?
Most babies, within their first few months, develop a special attachment to their comforters or security blankets. Because babies become almost inseparable from their blankies due to this attachment, it is important that parents choose a SIDS safe comforter that will not endanger babies during their sleep.
Why are comforters so popular among babies anyway? First, a premium SIDS safe comforter is soft and cuddly, which babies find soothing against their skin. This can help them fall asleep faster and self-soothe when they feel anxious. Eventually, the comforters will have a familiar smell that babies associate with instant comfort or relief. For this reason, a comforter can serve as a bedtime cue for most babies that ultimately help build positive sleep association. When babies wake up in the middle of their sleep, a SIDS safe comforter can also help them re-settle easily on their own.
Babies around nine to twelve months also go through a phase of separation anxiety, which usually comes back when they are two years old. A SIDS safe comforter can be especially helpful for babies during this period of their life.
How to choose the best SIDS safe comforter for your baby?
With the various kinds of baby comforters available online, it can be a struggle to make sure you pick the right one for your baby. To help you narrow down your options, here are key points to consider:
No parent wants to risk the safety of their baby. You can gauge a comforter’s safety based on its size, material, and overall design. A SIDS safe comforter doesn’t pose a high risk of accidentally covering the face of babies during their sleep, so they are ideal. You’ll know it is a safe baby comforter when it can be attached to the crib of your baby so it doesn’t move around.
A good-quality comforter is made of skin-friendly fabric, such as organic cotton or soft polyester, that will soothe your baby’s skin and give them a pleasant feeling as they cuddle it. Buying from a brand that has a proven track record of specialising in sleep comforters for babies is also a plus.
A comforter won’t even have the chance to cuddle your baby if it isn’t attractive enough for your baby. A baby snuggle toy comforter with a child-friendly design is something babies will be more drawn to than a regular baby sleep cover or quilt. It’s also a good idea to consider its special features such as a personalised label, sleep music, or straps for dummies. If your baby still needs extra help falling asleep, you can try reading our baby books to them so they fall asleep listening to stories about their best pal.
How to introduce SIDS safe comforters to babies?
The ideal age to introduce a SIDS safe comforter to a baby is six months, but babies younger than that can also use one as long as their pediatrician gives a go signal and direct supervision is guaranteed. Before introducing a new comforter to your baby, sleep with it for a few nights first so your scent rubs off on it. You can also add a drop of breastmilk to it to give it a familiar smell that your baby will recognise. Give the comforter to your baby every nap and bedtime so they can associate it with sleep and build a positive sleep behaviour. Remember that the key to introducing a comforter to your baby successfully is consistency.
Riff Raff Sleep Toys designs premium baby comforters to have a blanket-like style with a plush animal head that gives them an adorable look. They also offer special features such as sound effects including white noise with a heartbeat, and a soothing lullaby. Riff Raff Sleep Toys are SIDS safe comforters since they can be attached to the cot using a strap that can also be used to adhere them to prams and car seats. The comforter toys also have a second strap to serve as a dummy holder. The best part is that they can be machine-washed and tumble-dried for easy cleaning.
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