Infant Asthma - Where Does a Numu Mattress Fit Into the Equation?

Infant asthma can be one of the most distressing conditions to witness. In Australia, one in ten children under the age of fourteen develop asthma, making it crucial to be aware and take steps to protect your baby if you or your partner have a history of asthma.

Recently, my sister's baby started wheezing at night. Although she wasn't experiencing difficulty in breathing, the audible sound of her breathing prompted me to delve into further research on the causes of asthma and find the best bedroom environment for her.

Asthma can be challenging to manage and shares common triggers with eczema and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Allergic and airborne factors can contribute to asthma, and some typical triggers include:

  • Dust mites
  • Mould
  • Pets
  • Pollen
  • Smoke

Maintaining an environment free from these triggers can greatly help in managing and controlling asthma. Asthma symptoms such as coughing and wheezing can be more pronounced at different times of the day and in specific weather conditions. Cooler weather, night time, and early mornings are often prime times for asthma attacks.

Considering that your baby spends 10-15+ hours in their bedroom each day, it becomes crucial to ensure their sleeping environment is optimized to reduce dust, dust mites, and other airborne allergens. Thorough cleaning and selecting the right materials and bedding can make a significant difference.

Have you ever noticed the plume of dust that arises when you hit a mattress? Mattresses can act as a magnet for allergens, collecting dust and pollen and creating an ideal breeding ground for dust mites. At Numu, our organic cot and bassinet mattresses are 100% breathable  and made of mesh. They do not trap dust or pollen, preventing dust mites from breeding on the surface. Instead, any dust particles or mites simply fall through the gaps in the mattress.

This ensures that your baby isn't breathing in large amounts of dust or dust mites with each breath. The breathable mattress allows for clear air flow underneath and through it. It's also easy to clean with a simple wipe down using a damp cloth. Additionally, it comes with a fitted mattress protector made from 100% cotton, ensuring breathability and reducing common allergens that can contribute to asthma.

The Numu breathable cot mattress is a proud partner of Sensitive Choice, meeting the rigorous standards set by the National Asthma Council of Australia.