(Closed) Crib Bumpers…

posted 7 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 # 32
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @DaneLady:  Very creative. I like how you re-purposed them.

    Post # 33
    3501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2002

    waste of $ to me, unless they were a gift then i like daneladys ideas. not worth the risk otherwise!

    Post # 34
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m going to do what Danelady did, and use them below the mattress. They didn’t come with the bedding set, but I like them because they’re decorative so I bought the bumpers separately.

    Post # 35
    2624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: County courthouse

    Check out Wonder Bumpers. its padded individual bumpers that go on each crib slate. the website was some pretty cool designs…however…they are not cheap. i used them with my second daughter.

    Post # 36
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Read this thread, then saw 2 seperate recalls for bumpers. I probably won’t be using them just because I am a nervous nelly.

    Post # 37
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    So what’s with the correlation with air circulation and SIDs?  Like what the explanation with that, does anyone know?

    Post # 38
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @Extension54:   http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/news/bumper-study-proves-traditional-pads-severely-block-airflow-cribs and http://www.sidsprevention.com/co2andsids.html

    The first article talks about a study that shows bumpers (and other things in cribs like stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows) can block airflow.  The second article shows that blocking airflow can lead to SIDS.


    I do think the MAIN risk to bumpers, soft mattresses, stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows is just the good old fashioned suffocation/strangulation–like baby putting their face in something soft and not getting enough air and dying.  =(  Sad.




    Post # 39
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A lot of the registries I’ve seen for acquaintances and friends have the breathable ones. I haven’t seen anyone registered for the thick, traditional ones but they are sometimes part of the whole 4-piece set or whatever.

    Personally, I am doing without a bumper and seeing how that goes. If LO really ends up being the super active sleeper and it looks like he’ll end up with an arm stuck between the bars and escaping from his swaddle, then I may reconsider the breathable ones.

    Post # 40
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @MrsMaskatoBe:  We will be cosleeping (but not bedsharing) until our little girl is about 1. We will then set up her crib at that point. If we were going to use a crib right away, we’d only use the mesh/breathable ones. I’ve read way too much about babys suffocating from getting their faces stuck up against them, before they have head control and are able to roll themselves away. When we set up her crib at 1 year, we plan on using the padded bumper that came with her PBK bedding. They say those can also be a danger during the toddler stages if your baby tries to climb on them and falls, but we will watch closely for that and if anything arises, we will remove it. 

    Post # 41
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I used regular padded ones with my 1st and 2nd babies.  The whole controversy started I think around the time I had my first son, so about 13 years ago when i first started hearing about bumpers being unsafe but I never knew why or why all crib bedding sets came with them.

    I am having my 4th baby and we’re not buying a crib so no bumper issues here.

    Post # 42
    1760 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We purposely bought our bedding set & designed the room around it… Because it didn’t have the bumpers. If my baby starts moving and getting arms/legs stuck in the bars we’ll buy the breathable ones, until then, nope.

    Post # 43
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011
    Post # 44
    47212 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MrsMaskatoBe:  I can’t imagine why anyone would choose to roll the dice and take a chance with their baby’s safety when bumpers are totally unnecessary.

    The fact that manufacturers still include them in 4 piece sets is purely to get you to spend more money.

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