(Closed) Crib Bumpers…

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Are you using bumpers?
    Yes and I am using the padded ones. : (19 votes)
    17 %
    Yes and I am using the breathable ones. : (17 votes)
    15 %
    No. : (78 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 3
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    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I havent done the official research/google yet, but everything I have read does not recommend them so I dont see the purpose of them other than to be cute. Not sure I want to trade cute for safety.

    Maybe someone else has some good research.

    Post # 4
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    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I registered for the breathable one, but my son is almost 9 months and we still haven’t used it.  He’s all over the crib but doesn’t seem to have a problem with getting limbs stuck in between the bars.  I’m tempted to use it just to keep the pacifiers in the crib, but I think he would play with it too much!

    Post # 5
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    723 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We used the padded ones that came with our bedding set up until DD could roll. Once she started to roll, we switched to the breathable. They are great! Even @ 21months, we still have it on. DD hasn’t tried to stand on them or anything, but I have noticed they push down really easily between the matress and crib rails, which I feel can be a good or bad thing: good, because if she tried to stand, it wouldn’t bunch of like the padded ones for her to stand on. bad, because they wouldn’t be doing much protecting if they were down 🙂 all & all, I like the breathable ones better. The one we got was super long so we had to wrap it around some rails multiple times.

    DD still all over her crib when she sleeps, I’ve never been concerned about her not being able to breathe. Honestly, I even put my mouth up to it to see how well I could breathe, and I was comfortable with it 🙂

    Post # 6
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @MrsMaskatoBe:  No.  I’ve read enough to convince me that there’s no good reason for me to have them and plenty reasons not to.

    Post # 7
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    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @MrsMaskatoBe:  I may get a breathable bumper later on (after newborn stage) when there’s a concern for baby’s limbs getting stuck in the crib slats–although as someone in my birth month pointed out, a baby crying because their leg is between the slats is better than a baby who has died because of SIDS.  At the beginning, I plan on using nothing.

    From what I’ve read, the SIDS risk is increased from padded bumpers because there’s just less air circulation—not because a baby might roll to the edge and put their faces right on the crub bumper and stop breathing.  That’s why I’ve also read it’s good to have a fan in baby’s room—just to get air circulating.

    And..FYI..tehre are some cuter breathable bumpers on ETSY that have cute edging sewn on–much better looking than the plain breathable bumpers.

    Post # 8
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    5480 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We decided not to use bumpers, but we got the ones that match the bedding set at the baby shower.  I got creative- I like that they match, and I think they’re cute, so I put them lower than the mattress instead of above it.

     

     

    Then I put the bumper that would have been hidden against the wall behind the crib over the window like a valance instead. 

    Post # 9
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    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @DaneLady:  those are great ideas for sets that already come with bumpers!!

    Post # 10
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    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @DaneLady:  If I end up with a set with bumpers, thats a great idea

    Post # 11
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    1012 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Our bedding set comes with bumpers, but we will not be using them. We also will not register for/use breathable bumpers. I may have to steal @DaneLady:  ‘s idea, though, so they don’t go to waste!

    Post # 12
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    6818 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You are not supposed to use crib bumpers AT ALL per the AAP.  We did use the breatheable ones after little he was 9 months of age. 

    Post # 14
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    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I work for a children’s non-profit that educates parents for children 0 – 5. We strongly advise AGAINST bumpers. Baby bumpers are created to make $$$$!! Don’t do it. 

    Post # 15
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    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I agree with other PP’s after researching.  I am getting a breathable one to put in LO’s crib.  I did use one with my son and he turned out fine, but that was 7 years ago.

    Post # 16
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    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I work in a neonatal setting and when we do discharge teaching, we strongly advise parents NOT to use them!

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