Post # 1
I don’t have a baby but we are TTC, so I’m mostly just curious. 🙂
I know the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against crib bumpers to prevent SIDS. However, I have been working as a nanny for years and both families I work for have had babies in the past 12 months, and both families used crib bumpers since baby came home from hospital.
I am curious if more people use them even though they’re not recommended, and why or why not. As I said we don’t have kids but when we do we most likely won’t use them.
Post # 3
As cute as they I we will not be using a crib bumper in our crib whenever we have a kid… As the kid gets bigger and more mobile we might use a mesh bumper if there tends to be feet/arms getting stuck through the bars… but otherwise it will be a “wait and see” type situation.
I don’t think taking the risk is worth the slightly more “finished” look of a crib.
Post # 4
We did not use them until they got old enough to lift their head on their own and breath. Honestly they are not worth buying if you don’t have them.
Post # 5
I just put dd’s nursery together and only have a sheet on her crib. There are a lot of other things I did to decorate the room.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Not worth the risk in my opinion. I am sure that in a vast majority of households bumpers are not an issue but why take the chance that your child is one of the few that rolls into it and suffocates? There is a good reason the AAP is recommending against bumpers; why not leave this one to the experts?
Post # 7
I have one but the baby will sleep in the bassinet the first couple months and then I plan to put him in the play yard/pack n play in our room until 6 months or so. Then at that point I’ll decide if I will take the bumper off. The risk of SIDS is greatest from 0-6 months according to my class I took last week at the hospital.
There still isn’t clear evidence that bumpers cause SIDS. They really don’t know what is causing it. But they have about 10 things that they have found that help prevent it. One being good air flow in the baby’s room. Which a crib bumper could prevent good airflow inside the crib. And of course if they happen to roll-up against it and don’t move away they could have problems breathing.
The class I took on SIDs was really interesting. I recommend taking it!