Post # 1
Then why the heck does every bedding set still include them?
I’m really into getting into ideas for decorating our nursery so I’ve been looking at bedding a lot lately. I know people say that all you really need is some crib sheets and a blanket or two but it seems like all of the really adorable sets come with bumpers and those ugly diaper stacker things. I think the bumpers make the cribs look really pretty but if they’re not safe I certainly won’t use them. I’d just hate to spend upwards of $200 on a bedding set just to get the sheet and blanket.
Lol and of course of the sets I really love I can’t find the pieces sold separately.
What have you guys done/are planning to do for your baby?
Post # 3
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@swanks4tw: I don’t plan on using or registering for a bedding set at all. I plan on using fitted sheets only. That way I can decorate the nursery just like any other room and I’m not trapped making sure everything matches the bedding set.
I love the idea of having a bold mural painted and keeping the rest super minimalist. I will want to redecorate their room again when they move into their big bed anyway.
Post # 4
I have seen people put the bumpers between the mattress and crib so that you don’t lose the decoration aspect (and waste the $) but then it’s also not blocking the air flow on the crib.
I have also seen people use them like a valance over their curtains.
Try to google either of those to see pic ideas
Post # 5
It’s actually illegal to sell crib bumpers in Chicago!
Post # 6
@beachbride1216: Wow that is a beautiful nursery! I love the bright colors 🙂
I am in kind of the opposite boat. DH really wants to leave the nursery the beige color it already is so I’m looking for bedding that has a little interest to it but can still be versatile and go well with the rest of the room.
Post # 7
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the crib bedding at Land of Nod! No idea why they are still sold though
Post # 8
I work for a child abuse non profit, we’ve tried a million times to make them illegal in our state.
Why do businesses sell them?
Because people BUY them. Supply and Demand.
Babies stores don’t really care about babies, they care about Profits.
Post # 9
@Meant2Bee: That’s really sad 🙁 I’ll read more into it. I was just thinking that if everyone still sold them maybe it’s just a few people being dramatic so they get a bad rep. I definitely would never endanger my baby for the sake of a cute crib.
Post # 10
@swanks4tw: I work in infant care and am “Safe Sleep Certified”.
Just so you know–there shouldn’t be any blankets/pillows/soft toys/etc. in the crib. Not just bumpers! So buying a bedding set is (IMO) a waste of money.
Some regulations allow hospital blankets, but only if they’re tucked in on three sidesand don’t go above the baby’s nipples!
Post # 11
@swanks4tw: They sell them because they make money!
Post # 12
I agree with PP. They continue to sell them because they can make money off of them and technically, they’re not a recall product.
There are plenty of other products on the market that technically aren’t “safe” but are sold as well, such as aftermarket additions to carseats (e.g. seltbelt covers, neck pillows).
Post # 13
I also second the bedding set being a waste.. the blanket it comes with is usually a thick quilt that you will never use… at least with a soft blanket you can use it for baby to lay on on the floor or to cuddle with them when you’re holding them.
We registered for some sheets and blankets and a mobile from target that all matched!
Post # 14
It’s dangerous if the baby happen to roll over and don’t know how to roll back the baby face can end up against bumper and suffercate. They are dangerous but yet they make the bed look nice. Another warning I work in a pediatric office so I know all the dos and donts. Do not buy a walker for your child especially if you have stairs. We just had a patients fell the stairs and now have 3 fractures skull and face. So sad! Be careful with baby items ladies, one more warning never use oral gel when your baby is teething its dangerous if they swallow, it can num the throat and cause blood issues. Sorry I got off subject just wanted to give ideas.
Post # 15
here’s some information about how dangerous they are http://www.parenting.com/article/sids-prevention
Post # 16
We got a bedding set with a bumper. My mom cut the bumper apart and used the material to make 2 pillows for laying or sitting on the floor to read.