(Closed) bumpers… Yay or Nay?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We didn’t get any bumpers but ended up having to buy the breathable mesh ones bc my son kept sticking his legs and arms out of the crib slots. And I was worried he would hurt himself while he was sleeping. I’d suggest waiting to you need them and then if u do get the mesh ones. I got mine at buybuy baby

Post # 17
71 posts
Worker bee

100% NO! I’m a neonatal nurse and we teach our patients that if baby is wiggling around in bed they could get trapped near the bumper, breathe their own air thus slowing/stopping their respirations. These bumpers are a huge risk! even the mesh ones. There is aboslutely NO NEED for bumpers. Sure they look cute, but baby only needs a firm mattress. They’re a huge safety hazard.

Post # 18
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They’re banned in my state. We haven’t used any and have had no issues. Not worth the risk in my opinion.

Post # 19
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Pappy8:  Hospitals don’t recommend them but now in days they make breathable mesh bumpers which is safer for babies. So if you need to purchase bumpers many moms would recommend these.


Post # 20
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We use the mesh bumpers, but only once my daughter started rolling and moving alot in her crib, so around 5 months. She was getting her arms and legs stuck in the crib rails and bumping her head. I think once they become more active and the SIDS risk drops their safe to use. 

Post # 21
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I got the mesh one and no problem.  However, DS just figured out to take it out, so we are taking this puppy out! lol …. I think its safe or at least it is until they figure out that they came apart of their cribs.

Post # 22
1492 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I went with the wonder bumpers because Dear Daughter has been a wild sleeper since she could roll at 3m. The mesh don’t give cushion and any other are unsafe. I’m also pretty sure my monster could use regular bumpers to climb out if I had them. She’s that crazy and rumor has it her mom did the same…….

Post # 23
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re definitely not having bumpers. The risk is just way too high.

I used to work in a daycare (infants, toddlers, & preschoolers). By law we were not allowed to ever have bumpers in the cribs. I don’t know how many babies we had in that room in the 5 years I worked there, but we never had a problem. Once in a while a baby might bump up against a rail and get a little red spot, but never a welt or a bruise or anything like that. We also never had anyone break or twist a limb.

Post # 24
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

I’ve never had them or used them. My guy is 17-months-old and has never had a arm or leg stuck in between the slats…and he’s a very active little boy.

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