Featured Family Stories
A Family's Perspective
Meet the Gribbin FamilyApril, 2017
As a new mommy and in the medical field, safety is a priority.
I purchased the mattress when my daughter was 5 months old and was able to roll from back to front and front to back. She was sleeping in our room in the pack and play once she graduated from the bassinet. When we laid her down for the night on her back she would always turn to her side and then onto her stomach and lay face down in the mattress. I was constantly waking up in the middle of the night to turn her over to her back. I was so worried about the possibility of SIDS I never slept. Once I purchased this mattress and placed my baby into it the first night a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when she rolled over and laid face down. She also was able to nap peacefully without me having to wake her to move her onto her back. I was able to relax knowing my baby was okay and able to breathe.
I am a new mom to my beautiful baby girl and a fur mommy to my bulldog. My husband and I have been together for 10 years and we enjoy taking trips and being outdoors. We love to be together as a new family and watch our little one grow.
Secure Beginnings has meant a sense of peace to our family knowing our daughter is safe. I was so worried when I would put her to bed at night because she wanted to sleep on her stomach and face down. Purchasing this breathable mattress was the best investment I have made thus far. It gave our family relief and the comfort we needed.
Thank you so much!
- Katie and Danny Gribbin and our daughter Delaney
Meet the Martinez FamilyApril, 2017
The Secure Beginnings Mattress gives me peace of mind, it's easy to set up, wash & dry!
I researched and purchased 3 Secure Beginnings Mattresses (2 for Pack n Plays (to have at daycare and grandparents) and 1 for the crib). We lost our son, Bronson to SIDS on 9/11/15 at 4 months old. He was placed on his back in his Pack n Play with no bumpers, blankets, or stuffed animals. He went down for a nap and ten minutes later, he was gone. He was found on his back. He could not be resuscitated. This bed couldn’t have saved Bronson – nothing could have. The autopsy report came back 7 months later stating he was in perfect health and so his cause of death was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. When we were preparing for the arrival of our second son, our rainbow baby, Brendon, we knew we needed something to help us sleep at night. Brendon has been sleeping on his mattress since birth. He sleeps well 8-10 hours at night and 1-2 hour naps throughout the day. I absolutely love how easy it is to wash and dry the mattress and wipe down the base.
I am a mother of 2 boys (so far) – Bronson in heaven and Brendon on Earth. I am a special education teacher. I have started a SIDS Awareness campaign called “Mickeys for Bronson” to honor Bronson and spread SIDS Awareness. I am a Pit Bull Advocate and have been volunteering at the local animal shelter for almost 10 years! I absolutely LOVE Disneyland and all things Disney! I was an Annual Pass holder for many years and even got engaged at Disneyworld.
If you are looking for a mattress for your baby that helps you as a parent sleep at night, purchase a Secure Beginnings Mattress! You will not be disappointed! Ease your fears of your baby rolling in the middle of the night and being in an unsafe sleep environment. This mattress allows your baby to breathe even if they are face down!
Bronson Alexander Martinez5/4/15 - 9/11/15 Taken by SIDS
Brendon Alexander Martinez, our Rainbow Baby 🌈 born 1/27/17
- The Martinez Family
Meet the Wildermann FamilyApril, 2017
Henry sleeps face down at night, very soundly. I just said to my husband last night that I am so glad we have this mattress for that reason and others.
So much literature exists, both credible and not, about rearing children. The scariest thing to read about for me is SIDS. I knew that I would follow all of the guidelines about putting a child to sleep on his back and no blanket, but I still wasn't feeling comfortable, as a new mother, when I put him to bed. So, when I saw this mattress, I researched extensively and knew it would be the mattress that would help our baby sleep, and us sleep!
I am a working mother, a high school teacher. My husband and I are both teachers and look forward to the summer when we can spend even more time with our well rested baby. We live in Connecticut.
I have told ever new mother in our family about the Secure Beginnings mattress. It is not only safe, but nice looking, easy to assemble, and made in America. Someone once said to me that the best way to parent is being well-rested and at peace as a parent. This mattress gives me the confidence to sleep well knowing my child is safe.
- Eileen Wildermann
Meet the Asher Family.April, 2017
My little cutie is almost 5 months old, and his name is Grayson.
Being a brand-new parent, I have had this overwhelming urge to do everything I could to keep him safe. One of the top things I knew I had to do was make sure, he was sleeping safely. For this reason, I began researching mattresses. I didn't know what I was looking for exactly. I didn't know that "breathable" mattresses were being created, and I didn't know how the different kinds were set apart. One day I was scrolling on Facebook and saw the Secure Beginnings breathe-through mattress. It was my "ah-ha" moment.
It made so much more sense than anything else I looked at. I was confident that if Grayson ever rolled and was face down, he would still be able to breathe. That means the world to me. It allows me so much more peace of mind than if he were sleeping on a fiberfill mattress.
We are a very outdoorsy family. We live in Montana on a huge bison ranch. We live in the mountains. Montana has beautiful, short summers, and long cold winters. We have a large abundance of wildlife right in our backyard, which includes deer, elk, moose, bison, wolves, bears, bobcats,mountain lions, and much more.
Even though I live a very laid back life in the mountains of Montana, I still worry about where my baby is sleeping. If there is anyone on the fence about this mattress, I absolutely recommend it. I sleep better, my husband sleeps better because Grayson sleeps SAFELY. If you are like me and so many other parents out there, you worry about that day when your infant starts rolling over or sleeping on their tummy. I'm happy to say that when that day comes, even if Grayson rolls in the night and is completely face down, he will be able to breathe RIGHT THROUGH IT.
That is true peace of mind.
P.s. it is FANTASTIC for tummy time. Usually, Grayson gets frustrated very quickly during tummy time, but on this mattress, he thinks it's fun ;)
Thank you, Secure Beginnings!
-Kendal, Alex and Grayson