(Closed) Are bumpsters a safe alternative to bumpers?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrsluckywife:  I am not a mom yet. But to me those seem like a much safer alternative.

Post # 5
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

Post # 7
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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.

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