New parents have a lot to be nervous about. When it comes to bringing home baby, there are so many things that moms and dads have to consider and get in order, like making sure that you have the right car seat, the best feeding options and, of course, the safest crib and mattress.
As far as nursery furniture goes, at Brixy we have pretty much tested it all, and only carry the best baby products for you and your child. However, for your newborn babe, one of the most important purchases you make for your nursery is the crib mattress, as it directly impacts the safety, health and wellness of a child.
Traditionally, crib mattresses consist of either foam or coil and fiber. The majority of these products are durable and offer many benefits, but, as research and technology is advancing, so are the products! Research has shown that keeping the baby's sleeping environment at a cooler temperature – between 69 and 75 degrees – can potentially aid in protecting the baby from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
With this in mind, Colgate has introduced a "total safe sleep system": a line that has all the benefits of foam and coil with similar durability and firmness, but now with an added advantage of enhanced airflow. The Colgate Nuzzle Snuze is the first of this new line of products and features the patented and exclusive AirWeave technology.
At Brixy, we call AirWeave a "spaghetti matrix" as that is what the inside of the mattress looks like, though at Colgate they refer to it as "the nest." A completely non-toxic, hospital-grade component, AirWeave has been used in Europe for many years because of its durability and ability to move fresh air throughout the fibrous strands, helping to provide the perfect micro-climate for the baby. In other words, the air pockets created by the strands give support while also providing air flow, cooling your baby.
Another great feature of this product is that the AirWeave is completely recyclable! Food-grade plastic is spun into the "spaghetti matrix" to create a firm structure that is already being used by adult mattress manufacturers in most of Europe. This design creates a product that is good for the baby and the environment. Nuzzle Snuze mattresses are GreenGuard Gold Certified and contain all-natural fire retardants.
The other primary component of a baby mattress is the cover or barrier that encompasses the padding. With the Nuzzle Snuze, you will have a product that is functional on the inside and fashionable on the outside.
The manufacturer, Colgate, has selected prints and patterns that are attractive and durable for each mattress. The patterns are eye catching but do not show through the bedding sheet cover. Another highlight of the surrounding cover is a slight padding that makes the mattress even more comfortable for your little one.
Because of the breathability of the structure of the mattress, the only downfall of this product is that they are not as water-resistant as some traditional products. However, Colgate packages each mattress with a high quality, organic cotton, waterproof mattress cover that you can place underneath crib bedding sheets for the ultimate protection.
The Nuzzle Snuze is the only mattress on the market that features AirWeave technology, and it is only available at a Brixy retailer. When purchasing furniture for a baby's nursery, it is important to keep in mind that a child will spend most of her time sleeping – up to 70 percent in the first few months – in her crib. So it is essential to have the safest, most durable mattress and crib. Nuzzle Snuze by Colgate is available at one of our baby furniture retailers near you.
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