The PurFlo® Mattress is designed to provide a clean, safe and healthy sleeping surface using new technology to replace conventional foam cot mattresses. Continual research into the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome identified potential links with fire retardant chemicals in foam baby mattresses, CO2 pooling as well as overheating. Specially commissioned research found that the PurFlo mattress breathable mesh surface supports and conforms better to a baby's shape than a conventional mattress. This helps to eliminates the risk of CO2 pooling on the mattress surface and being rebreathed by baby and helps to regulate body temperature more effectively than a conventional foam mattress when used use with a sleeping bag. PurFlo mattresses are fully washable increasing safety and health benefits by eliminating all known bacteria, fungi and dust mites that are known to build up in a normal foam mattress. This quality of the PurFlo mattress also helps to prevent harmful build-up of allergens relieving allergies such as eczema and asthma.