FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS SIDS?
SIDs is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, sometimes referred to as cot death or crib death. It is the leading cause of death in children between one month and one year of age. Most SIDs deaths happen when babies are between 2 months and 4 months of age.
WHAT IS BACK TO SLEEP?
Back-to-Sleep is an initiative backed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institute of Health to encourage parents to have their infants sleep on their backs (supine position) to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs).
WHY IS PLAGIOCEPHALY (FLAT-HEAD SYNDROME) INCREASINGLY COMMON AMONG NEWBORN BABIES?
Since the Back to Sleep campaign promoting supine infant sleep position (face up), the incidence of SIDS has declined by more than 50%. However babies’ soft heads suffer from constant high pressure spots when they sleep on their back in one position which can result in a flattening of the skull over time. Plagiocephaly is the term that is used to describe a diagonal asymmetry across the head shape. More information can be found on Plagiocepahaly page.
HOW CAN PARENTS PRESERVE THEIR BABY’S HEAD?
Mimos Pillow is designed to prevent skull flattening and allow your baby’s head to grow normally and round out to its natural shape. In addition, we recommend parents with young babies do more Tummy Time and basic head positional exercises (physiotherapy).
WHY DO BABIES SLEEP IN ONE POSITION?
Your baby is likely to have a favourite sleep position that feels comfortable. Alternatively, it may be that the neck muscles have developed a tightness which causes the head to tilt and/or turn to one side (known as Torticollis). Babies that always sleep on one side do have a higher tendency to develop Plagiocephaly.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY BABY HAS THIS SYNDROME?
Severe Plagiocephaly can be easily identified by visual observation of your baby’s head from the top/zenith view. If you are not sure consult your GP.
WHEN SHOULD MY BABY START USING MIMOS PILLOW?
Mimos Pillow can be used from birth upwards; different sizes are available depending on age and Cranial Perimeter.
IS MIMOS PILLOW ONLY USED FOR FLAT-HEAD SYNDROME (PLAGIOCEPHALY) BABY?
No, it can be used for every newborn baby to preserve natural baby head shape. We highly recommended using Mimos Pillow from birth.
UNTIL WHAT AGE CAN MY BABY USE THIS PILLOW?
Our XXL pillow can be used up to a maximum of 18 months old. However, it can be vary depending on baby’s head size and physical development of the individual.
HOW TO MAINTAIN THE PILLOW (CAN I WASH IT)?
We recommend turning the pillow once a day to maintain its original shape (example: flip over the pillow to the reverse side but keeping the shorter part at lower side). It can be washed at 20o Celsius with cotton care washer.
HOW IS MIMOS PILLOW DIFFERENT TO MEMORY FORM PRODUCT?
Memory form is a polyurethane structure that has been recognised as dangerous for babies as they pose a high risk of suffocation. Mimos Pillow has Air-Safety (Anti-suffocation TUV Certification) certification, meaning it is certified as safe for use with babies.
IS THIS PILLOW ALLERGY FREE?
Yes, it is made of anti-Allergic material with Oekotex 100 Class 1 certified for direct baby contact.
WHERE IS MIMOS PILLOW MADE?
Mimos Pillow and cover are manufactured in Barcelona, Spain, with a specially designed facility and approved by Spanish health authorities in accordance with CE regulation.
CAN I USE MIMOS PILLOW TOGETHER WITH BOUNCER, COT, AND STROLLER?
It should be used anywhere when the head is resting on a flat surface, even if is a soft flat surface.
WHAT ARE THE KEY ADVANTAGES OF MIMOS BABY PILLOW?
SAFETY FIRST is our top priority. Mimos pillow is the only pillow engineered with 100% breathable high quality 3D spacer fabric. It is safe for the reduction of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), offers superb comfort with 400% less pressure, and is allergy free. Mimos pillow is the safest pillow; it is the ONLY Baby Pillow You Can Trust.
WHAT SAFETY CERTIFICATION MIMOS BABY PILLOW HAS?
i) Air-flow Safety – Anti-suffocation TUV Certification
ii) European Safety Certification EN71-1:2005 “Safe for Children 0 -3 years”
iii) CE Class 1 Medical Device – European iv) Textile Safety Certification – Oekotex 100 Class 1