Post # 1
Please beware of this product. My friend’s 4 mo. old neice just died because she wiggled out of it and got stuck between it and a bumper pad. It is way too bulky for a baby to escape from underneath it. The company is voluntarily recalling them. There are 22 other cases of similar incidents that resulted in injuries. If you do use one, do not put it in the crib.
Post # 3
Oh gosh, that is so sad! All these solution baby products are scary.
Post # 4
That’s so horrible but it even says on the front of their website that it isn’t meant for use in a crib. I think a lot of people don’t read instructions on products fully.
Post # 5
Why would someone put that in a crib? Isn’t it a rule of thumb to not put anything in a crib with an infant, including a crib bumper?
Post # 6
Idk why they put it in there either but I feel horrible for them still. I know as a parent I have broken rules (let the baby nap in his boppy on the floor was one). I guess they didn’t think that she could wiggle out of it put I guess the straps are the reason they are being recalled.
Post # 7
Wow, you actually know the baby that died? That is so sad! But I have to agree that I read the circumstances on the CPSC site and I was a bit “Tsk tsk” about it. I guess things are always so easy to see in hindsight!
The first generation ones don’t have a D-ring to secure the straps to the base which prompted the recall.
My question is: if so many babies die EVERY YEAR from suffocating on bumper pads, WHY DO THEY KEEP SELLING THEM?? They are recalling this product for ONE death, but manufacturers can still sell bumper pads? I’m confused.
Post # 8
@MightySapphire: I agree with the bumper thing! It took years for walkers to be taken off the market and they are back on now. And with those you are watching the child! I was personally sooo scared of SIDS with my son I did EVERYTHING they said to do. While I was pregnant the bumper pad thing came out and I was skeptical especially when DS always had his head wedged into the corner of the crib. But the Dr. said no bumper so we did what she said. And so far we have been lucky.
It’s hard to be a parent. There is no “right way” and there are so many opinions. You never know what to believe! One book says to sleep with the baby, another says to NEVER sleep with the baby. All these products claim to keep the baby safer and happier and many times they are recalled. We had a wedge shaped pillow thingy that claimed to reduce the risk of sids and within weeks we threw it out upon learning it actually INCREASES the risk of SIDS.
It is obviously so painful and I really don’t feel they did anything to purposely harm the baby. As a parent you do the best you can and she was the first to die because of this product. And hopefully the last.