My sister is constantly throwing these SIDS prevention tips to me that she finds and I have agreed to pretty much follow all of them. The baby will sleep on her back, I'm not using bumpers, I'm using sleep sacks instead of blankets, we're putting a fan in the babies room, no pillows or stuffed animals will be in the crib, and I'm not going to use a sling that could possibly suffocate the baby. Now the latest thing she is telling me that I need to do is mattress wrapping. Has anyone heard of this? It is recommended in New Zealand and so far no babies have died from SIDS on a wrapped mattress. They sell inexpensive wraps that you can use and it's basically a plastic bag (looks like a zip lock bag) that seals your mattress and you have to put all of these different cotton layers on top and then your fitted sheet. Basically there is more to it then just the plastic bag. You also can't use any matress pads, blankets with acrylic or polyester in it, and for some reason you can't use sleep sacks which I already have a lot of and those are not cheap. They don't really explain why you can't use them though.
I didn't really mind following everything else, but now I am just getting overwhelmed with all this stuff that I'm supposed to do. I know my sister means well and she just doesn't want the same thing happening to any other baby that happened to her daughter so I kind of feel like I have no choice, but to listen to her. I obviously want my baby to be safe, but I didn't know any of this stuff with DS and he is just fine.
Sorry, just a little overwhelmed with everything and needed to vent!