Tips for Moms

About AllergiesAbout Allergies

Problems with allergies are becoming more widespread, also in Italy. In domestic environments, and in particular with regard to mattresses, allergy to bed mites (also known as dust mites) is predominant. Bed mites are minute arthropods which are invisible to the naked eye and which thrive in dust. Their faeces contain enzymes which are responsible for causing allergic reactions such as asthma and rhinitis in humans. Their favoured habitat is anywhere that dust gathers easily such as carpets and...


The Mattress and SleepThe Mattress and Sleep

Research carried out by Professor J. Touchon of the Medical Faculty of the University of Montpellier showed that with a new mattress you fall asleep sooner (20 minutes sooner) and sleep longer (53 minutes longer) and that any waking periods during the night tend to be shorter. The additional hour of sleep gained through sleeping on a new mattress is partly the consequence of falling asleep more quickly at the beginning of the night but above all is due to the reduced period of wakefulness...


Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions

1) Can I reuse the mattress from my first baby? Absolutely not. Over time, the bodily fluids lost by your baby tend to accumulate in the inner layers of the mattress thus creating the ideal environment for the proliferation of mites and bacteria. Even if the mattress has a removable washable cover it will have lost its hygienic characteristics. 2) How much does a high quality mattress cost? A little more than mattress of inferior quality and in any case much less than many sleepless nights....


Dispelling common mythsDispelling common myths

1) A mattress lasts a lifetime: it's not true! From a hygienic and bacteriological point of view the usable lifetime of a mattress, and in particularly a baby mattress, is limited and thus reuse of an old mattress for another baby is strongly discouraged. The human body loses around half a kilo of scurf every year and about a third of a litre of sweat every night. Some of these accumulate in the core of the mattress and form the ideal habitat for mites and bacteria. A five year old mattress...