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Colgate Partners with QuickZip to Giveaway $300 Shopping Spree!

Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored by our partners at JPMA, so for this blog entry we’re going to focus solely on creating the very safest sleep environment for your baby. When you consider that infants spend more than 16 hours a day in their crib, safety and comfort is a huge concern. Not all crib mattresses and sheets are safe, and there is some misleading information out there.

Last year, nursery products were blamed for roughly 75,000 injuries in children under age 5. And cribs are near the top of the list, causing 12,500 annually. Research studies show the main problem is extra bedding in the crib, which can lead to suffocation. I know, it’s hard to believe that cute little blanket your best friend gave you isn’t safe for your baby! Unfortunately numbers don’t lie, and your baby’s safety is paramount.

That’s why Colgate has teamed up with the innovative, safe crib bedding solution called QuickZip on a fabulous shopping spree for one lucky winner. Shop from a variety of premium crib products, including the QuickZip’s Sweet Dreams Sheet Collection, Colgate’s Eco Classica I, and much, much more.

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About QuickZip

QuickZip was created by Elizabeth Sopher, a Denver-based mom/scientist who wanted an easier, safer sheet for her newborn daughter. Elizabeth was tired of wrestling her crib mattress just to change the sheet and knew there had to be better way.

QuickZip is a two-piece fitted sheet system, which zips together for fast, easy sheet changes. In addition to being the only easy-to-change crib sheet on the market, QuickZip is one of the only safety crib sheets currently available. Many parents don’t think about the safety factor in terms of crib sheets, but when traditional crib sheets pop off the mattress, parents can have a real-life baby safety hazard on their hands.

Once installed, the QuickZip base will remain snug around the sides of the mattress and never have to be removed. The zip-on sheet then quickly and easily zips on and off for easy changing. The zipper is covered and the pull tucks away out of site and out of baby’s reach. QuickZip comes in a variety of colors and patterns, as well as 100% cotton, 100% organic cotton and super soft, fleece fabric options.

Crib Safety

Along with buying the safest crib sheet, it’s essential to purchase a firm crib mattress. Mommy influencers and parents worldwide buy Colgate not only because we offer the highest quality, safest crib mattresses, but also because crib mattresses are what we love and have been doing since 1955. There are lots of Colgate mattresses to choose from, made with the latest technology and eco-friendly materials. Colgate products are also GREENGUARD® Gold and CertiPUR-US® certified safe.

Dream Safe

Our mattresses are lightweight, safe and comfy. What more can you ask for? And moms love them! Below, we’ve also included important tips from Colgate’s D.R.E.A.M. SAFE program. We believe these safe sleep practices can help protect your baby from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

D ~ DO place baby on her back to sleep.

Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night.

R ~ REMEMBER a firm crib mattress is always best.

Firmness aids in development of baby’s muscles and bones. Soft beds naturally give and contour which can impede a babies breathing and trap heat, which can also be dangerous.

E ~ ELIMINATE clutter.

Do not put anything soft, loose or fluffy in your baby’s sleep space. Only a fitted sheet, mattress pad or waterproof pad should be used under baby.

A ~ ALWAYS place baby in the crib to sleep.

Never place your baby to sleep on top of any soft surface. This includes adult beds, couches, pillows, cushions, comforters and sheepskins.

M ~ MONITOR air flow and temperature.

Make sure your baby doesn’t get too warm during sleep. Use lightweight sleep clothing and keep room temperature at what would be comfortable for a lightly-clothed adult. For newborns, consider swaddling.

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Rested Babies Make Happy Babies

Did you know that keeping your baby’s body temperature regulated could help promote a fully rested sleep? Some new parents might not think it is even possible to use the words “rested” or “sleep” in those first few months, but while we can’t necessarily help with the middle of the night feedings that leave you delirious the next day, we can help your baby to sleep safely and comfortably.

A Magical Fabric

EverTrue Diamond Crib MattressWe know, your next question is, “But how can a crib mattress do that?” Colgate is the only crib mattress company that uses Celliant® in our EverTrue Diamond crib mattress. This one-of-a-kind fabric actually recycles the baby’s body heat through a mix of thermo-reactive minerals. Regulating baby’s body temperature ensures they are not too hot, not too cold but juuuuuust right. This means you can create a safe sleep environment, free of blankets, which many parents feel the urge to use when it starts getting chilly out.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently categorized Celliant as a medical device and a general wellness product. You may already be using products enhanced with Celliant, as it is used in a variety of apparel products, including socks, fleece jackets, and even wetsuits. Recycling the body’s temperature can help with recovery after activities and ultimately provide a restful night’s sleep.

Diaper Pad

Anitra Mecadon, TV personality and award-winning interior designer, chose the EverTrue Diamond crib mattress after researching for a safe sleep environment for her baby. One of the key reasons she picked the EverTrue Diamond was because of Celliant. She also chose the EverTrue Diamond because of its other key benefits:

⇨ Eco-Friendlier foam using plant oils
⇨ Diamond channel gel memory foam
⇨ Ultrasoncially-welded inverted seams
⇨ Bed bug and dust mite proof
⇨ Lead /Phthalates Free
⇨ Naturally fire resistant
⇨ Hypoallergenic, waterproof, stain and odor resistant
⇨ GREENGUARD® Gold and CertiPUR-US® certified safe
DIAPER PAD "What is your Baby sleeping on?"

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Posted by Anitra Mecadon on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

About Celliant

Celliant is a revolutionary, patented technology that harnesses and recycles the body’s natural energy through the medium of fibers. Celliant’s applied science utilizes a blend of minerals and proprietary ingredients that are embedded into the core of the fiber. Use of products containing this technology has been clinically proven to enhance tissue oxygen levels, improve athletic performance, and sleep quality, health and wellness. Fibers, yarns and fabrics with Celliant technology can be found in some of the worlds most recognized name brands. For more information, visit www.celliant.com.