Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge or research on whether ‘bumpsters’ (such as these: http://www.bumpsters.co.uk/ which attach with velcro and leave gaps) are a safe alternative to the traditional cut bumpers which tie on and are in one long panel?
I have a bedside cot for my newborn which I am investigating this in relation to.
Post # 4
@Mrsluckywife: I am not a mom yet. But to me those seem like a much safer alternative.
Post # 5
Well, they’re cute! But I don’t know anything about them so I can’t say whether or not they’re safe. My plan is to get a breathable mesh bumper when my LO transitions to the crib – she’ll be in our bedroom for the first few months.
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Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’d skip them just in case because it really is best not to have anything soft in the crib with baby. The spacing between the slats on cribs are now standardized so that a baby might be able to get stuck but not to seriously injure him/herself… say by getting an arm caught… the baby might be uncomfy and cry, but the baby can’t really break it’s arm. I would worry that by reducing that amount of space with these bumpsters that you might undue that safety feature.
Also, what happens if the velcro comes loose or baby pulls it off or something… then you have a piece of fluffy fabric in the crib.
I’d imagine they are safer than bumpers, but I don’t know if I want to be part of the experiment in determining how safe.
Post # 8
We have an air wrap mesh bumper on our cot. If the baby rolls into it, it will still be able to breath because it is mesh, it does up with Velcro and if the baby stands on it, it will just fold beneath the weight. i refuse to have one of the bumpers that come with the bedding in the cot when LO is in there… I love this one tho.