FAQ page - Faniks Baby

FAQ page


Is Faniks Baby Sleeper safe?

Yes. The Faniks Baby Sleeper is safe when used as directed. Please read and follow the warning instruction that comes with the sleeper. Please read the Infant Sleep basics information and other educational instructions on our website.

When we decided to share our sleeper with mothers, safety was our number one priority. We know that our sleeper is comfortable. We know it will keep babies sleeping on their back, prolong their sleep duration and reduce their risk of spitting up. But more importantly, an infant mattress must be safe.

To answer this safety question, before our first sale, we donated the first fifty mattresses to new mothers and we didn’t get any complaints about any adverse events from these mothers. Also, a pediatrician designed our sleeper, so safety in the design was as important for us as comfort. Our initial product had baby restraints. We removed these because we felt that a restraint may cause a baby to be trapped in uncomfortable position therefore increasing the baby’s risk of strangulation or other adverse events. This has happened in the past with some infant sleep products with restraint that were recalled. Healthy babies have the innate capacity to move when uncomfortable; a restraint, we believe, will limit a baby’s movement when uncomfortable. 

We also looked at different fabrics before deciding on the current cover fabric. For safety reasons, we changed our previous waterproof and laminated cover to a safer breathable fabric. The sleeper complies with the CPSC as well as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) (F3118-15) safety standard specification for infant inclined sleep products. Our foam manufacturer is certified by CentiPUR-US certification for flexible polyurethane foam products. The mattress is made of high-density materials, and is free of lead, phthalates, fire retardant and other chemicals that could be harmful to your baby.

What if my baby starts to slide down?

Yes, we know that every inclined sleeper tends to cause babies to slide down. One way to prevent this is by using buckle restraints, which we believe is unsafe for babies. Your baby’s safety is our number one priority. However, if your baby slides down the sleeper, you may simply wedge a small cushion or pillow at the base of the sleeper to prevent the baby from sliding further. Fortunately, even when babies slide down our sleeper, their heads are still kept safely elevated. Please see our answer to this common concern here.

What is Faniks Baby Sleeper?

The Faniks Baby sleeper is a baby sleeper, intended to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant from 2 to 6 months of age. We designed Faniks Baby sleeper to help babies sleep well on their backs. Faniks Baby sleeper was invented out of necessity. Your baby's comfort is our mission and your baby needs a good night sleep as well.

How is Faniks Baby Sleeper used?

We recommend using the sleeper as a standalone product on the floor. It may be placed inside a suitable sized bassinet. It will fit into all bassinets sized 16 × 31 inches, and can be adjusted to fit most bassinets within one inch of these dimensions. It should not be placed on the bed or inside an infant crib. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) doesn’t recommend co-sleeping with babies on the bed. Please read the attached instructional manual that comes with your sleeper and keep it for future reference.

When is Faniks Baby Sleeper used? Who it is for?

Can be used for babies from 2 to 6 months old, or when the baby begins to roll over or when the baby is 10 kg (22 lbs.) or more, whichever comes first.

Will the Faniks Baby Sleeper completely stop my baby’s reflux?

We wish we could answer this question with a reassuring “Yes!” Unfortunately, the simple answer is, “It will decrease your baby’s risk of spitting up.” That said, many of our customers tell us that our sleeper immediately improved their baby’s spitting up.

No sleeper in the world will completely cure your baby’s reflux without consideration of the other factors that contribute to the reflux, such as feeding, positioning, and prematurity. Reflux in newborn babies has many causes, and there isn’t a simple, one-time simple fix solution for it. Just like an adult dealing with diabetes, there isn’t a single magic pill that will cure a person's diabetes without that person initiating appropriate lifestyle changes.

We know that reflux is related to sleep positioning. Several studies have shown that the inclined sleeping position improves a baby’s reflux. You can do your own simple research as well: Just ask any pregnant mother about what sleeping position she feels most comfortable in without having heartburn.

Most pregnant mothers will tell you they sleep most comfortably when inclined and propped against three or four blankets or when sleeping on their left side. However, the left-sided position isn’t suitable for babies because of the risk of SIDS. The American Academy has strong recommendations against babies sleeping in any positions other than their backs. Please don’t lay your baby down to sleep on their stomach or sides. It’s important for your baby to always sleep on their back.

We also know that reflux is related to the volume of feeding. That’s why we have developed and provided the Faniks Baby feeding app to help you calculate your baby's feeding based on their age and weight. Hopefully, with appropriate feeding sizes and the proper sleeper, your baby’s reflux should improve. Please read our educational material about reflux  and on our blog website: www.babycomfort.com

Can I place Faniks Baby Sleeper in a crib?

The Faniks Baby Sleeper should not be placed in the crib or play yard. The sleeper wouldn’t fit perfectly into a crib and the extra area between the sleeper and the crib is a potential risk of entrapment of the baby between the crib sides and the sleeper. Note that the AAP, as well as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recommends that nothing should be placed in the crib other than the baby. https://faniksbaby.com/pages/reflux

What materials are used in Faniks Baby Sleeper?

Main material made of 100% firm polyurethane foam. sleeper cover: 100% polyester breathable knit fabric. The manufacturer also certifies that all the materials are new.

Does Faniks Baby Sleeper have fire retardants?

Faniks Baby sleeper does not have fire retardants. Our mattress is naturally not highly flammable through its own native characteristics and not through the use of fire retardants.

What are the washing instructions for the Sleeper’s cover?

Washing instructions: Remove sleeper cover before washing. Cover: machine wash with similar colors in warm water. No bleach. Tumble dry low heat. Do not iron. Foam: do not wash foam in washer or dryer. Spot clean only, if needed.

Can I buy a replacement cover?

Yes, you may buy a replacement cover at our website: www.faniksbaby.com and on ebay and Amazon.com.

My questions are not addressed here.

For additional information or questions, you may contact the manufacturer via email at support@babycomfortmattress.com or phone support at (800) 323 1280 or through the Contact Us tab on this website.