Post # 17
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I used a padded one, but laced it tight through the bars. He coudn’t get his arms and legs stuck, and it wasn’t so fluffy that he could smoosh his face and have it be hazardous. I know it’s better to use the mesh ones, but I used what I had. My son just turned 3 (he’s still in his crib, until he tries to escape, he’s staying in there, lol, I don’t want him mobile), I took the bumper off two weeks ago because it was getting ratty and worn, and that same night he got his arm stuck >.< Silly child.
Post # 18
Never. My mom’s younger brother died at 4 months old of SIDS, and he did suffocate on the crib bedding. A bump on their head or arm/leg I help them get out of the slats, or a possibly dead child? I don’t think that my decision really requires any explanation beyond that.
Post # 19
We don’t have bumpers. Little man pulls himself to the side of the crib, grabs on tight to the slats, buries his head in the corner, etc. All of this would be scarier with bumpers. He has never once gotten a limb stuck, but I’d way rather deal with that than worry about him getting his head too close to the bumpers. Even breatheable ones scare me. (He is 6 months).
I love the creative use of bumpers in this thread! My mom made our bedroom set and skipped bumpers, but for people who get those sets, that’s a great idea!
Post # 20
@DaneLady: Great idea! Looks really good!
@MrsMaskatoBe: I’ve been wondering whether to register for them or not too. I heard some people buy a “cocoonababy” to prevent them from rolling around. I haven’t done enough research on it though so I’m not recommending it just yet. That’s interesting @BookGirrl:. That would defeat the purpose of breathable ones and the cocoonababy. I’m going to look into that as well. I was thinking I would get a fan or air purifier as well.
Post # 21
Just this past month I started using the breathable ones. My little guy (3.5 months) started moving and getting his legs caught in the slats, which prompted screaming. Plus he would spit his pacifier out then it would fall behind the crib when he moved. I always said I wouldn’t but I was so sick of sliding the crib to get the pacifiers, plus he acted like it was the end of the world when he would catch a limb.
Post # 22
I use the mesh breathable bumpers for my 5 month old- she has gotten her leg stuck every night since she learned to roll until we got them, but I also turn on her ceiling fan to help circulate the air better.
Post # 23
I’m not using them, the risk is not worth it to me.
Post # 24
We use the breathable mesh ones.. They don’t keep any air from circulating, and they keep the baby from getting his arms and legs stuck. He has always slept on his belly too, never wanted to sleep on his back. We fought that for 7 weeks, than let him belly sleep. We all did when we were babies… He is now almost 11 months old and doing great! My daughter also used the breathable one when she was a baby. Many years ago… I love them!
Post # 26
I did not use crib bumbers, but my soon-to-be offical Mother-In-Law has a nursery for our daughter as well and she does have them in there. (She’s super old school as she last gave birth in the 70’s.) It wasn’t worth the fight as my daughter has only spent the night a handful of times and other than that took short naps, so I did not request for her to remove them.
I would suggest to any of my friends not to use them, but if they felt they really wanted to then I would highly suggest the breathable ones :]
Post # 27
Nope. No way would we use them in our baby’s crib. Not worth the risk!
Post # 28
We have a bedding set that came with bumpers and while we had the whole set in my daughter’s crib prior to her being born, after she got here, we quickly decided to remove everything except for the crib sheet (as is recommended). It looked very cute with everything in the crib but was not worth the risk involved. We might end up getting breathable bumpers soon as our daughter is starting to stick her limbs through the slats and roll around now. But we’re not even sure about that as of yet.
@DaneLady: That is an awesome idea! I’m going to dig out the bumpers we hid away in a closet and do this tonight for sure. Thanks for sharing!
Post # 29
@DaneLady: I love this idea!! Thank you for sharing!
Post # 30
I won’t be using them in my crib. I’ve read the research that says they are unsafe, so I choose to follow that.
Post # 31
Dd bedding came with a regular bumper. Put in at first, before she could roll. The first time she rolled (she was playing on her activity mat), I took the bumper right out! It wasn’t in there that long since she rolled very early. This time around I probably wouldn’t do it at all.