(Closed) Bumper repurposing?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did a quick google search and found a few ideas:

– Add loops to the top, tie to a curtain rod to use as a valence

– Cut the squares apart, and use as wall art

– If it has images, cut the squares with them, and sew into a soft book

– Use around the bottom of the crib instead of a crib skirt

– Cut and sew 2 pieces together, and stuff to use as a small pillow

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Great ideas!  I almost broke down and bought a bedding set and then my husband saw the price tag.  $150 for a 6 piece set.  He wanted to know if it included the crib!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love the idea of putting the bumper underneath the mattress and using it instead of a crib skirt

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@SecretName: I know! I can’t believe how expensive they are – I wish pieces were sold individually because they all seem to come with a ton of “extra” stuff that I wouldn’t use.

I’m going to make my crib skirt and a few matching pillows for our chair.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@sarahcisme:

May I ask why you are not using bumpers? This question comes purely from curiosity. 🙂

I love the wall art idea and using it to make a pillow.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@regberadaisy: SIDS. The AAP says ideally you shouldn’t have anything in the crib that’s soft or plushy for newborns (plus bumpers can move around or come untied).

They do make “breathable” bumpers which aren’t padded and weave thru the railing to keep their little arms and legs safe once they start moving if you’re concerned about that.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@camrie:

Oh duh. That’s right. Brain fart. Thanks for clarifying!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t think about SIDS when we bought our bumper, but we decided to keep it and use it as a crib skirt instead.  I purchased indiviudal pieces from the Dwell Studio line at Target and spent about $56 on two crib sheets and the bumper.  Not too bad compared to $100+.

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