(Closed) Two Big Items Marked Off the List – Nursery Furniture

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
Member
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s wonderful! I can’t believe you are already getting your nursery ready at 9 weeks, you are way ahead of the game 🙂

I am just concerned about the crib like you are too in regards to the baby hurting him or herself. However you can’t use bumpers in a crib, it is one of the leading causes of SIDS.

Post # 5
Member
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@PrncssDva- I don’t think they sell cast iron cribs for a reason, they are beautiful though. If you do a quick search you will find hundreds of articles against crib bumpers and my doctor and pediatricians I am interviewing also informed me. The groups that are advocating against them are American Academy of Pediatrics, National Sids Alliance, National Insititute of Child Health and Human Development, etc. I’m sure any one of their websites can give you more information.

Post # 7
Member
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

From tghe American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • Bumper pads should not be used in cribs. There is no evidence that bumper pads prevent injuries, and there is a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment.

Post # 8
Member
6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If it is a drop down you can’t use it. Those are now illegal to use.  They now sell breatheable mesh bumpers,  as PP said regular bumpers are now becoming illegal to use and sell due to SIDS

Post # 9
Member
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

There are alternatives to full bumper pads (like these) but your baby probably won’t be rolling around in the crib for the first few months, anyway, so you won’t need anything in the beginning!

Post # 10
Member
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Just my opinion, but I would be weary of an old crib. Most aren’t made like the ones today. (Not as safe) And as the others said, you definitely shouldn’t use bumpers since it can cause SIDS. We’re getting mesh breathable bumpers. I know you like the old crib since it is special to you, but I would have somebody inspect it (an expert) first before even considering using it. Many babies have been injured or killed due to unsafe cribs.

Post # 11
Member
827 posts
Busy bee

You’re not even really supposed to use the breathable bumpers either, I think.  Bumpers are unnecessary because a baby can handle a slight bonk to the head, but they can’t handle suffocation.

I really wouldn’t use the crib.  It probably doesn’t meet modern safety regulations (drop-side, bar spacing, etc). 

Post # 12
Member
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would for sure get someone to check out the crib first. While I am a pretty relaxed person about lots of stuff, there is a reaon safety regulations exsist, especially for kids and babies, and to me that is one area 100% not worth the risks. Drop down sides and the cast iron both seem like a bad plan.

Post # 13
Member
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m with the other bees regarding the crib, there are much different safety guidelines now.

Post # 14
Member
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@ThingsThatShine:  Hmm, I didn’t know that about the breathable bumpers. Thanks for mentioning that, as I’ll research the topic right now!!

Post # 15
Member
827 posts
Busy bee

@Jenn23:  It’s basically an issue of “they don’t really serve a purpose, so why risk it/why waste your money?”  Breathable bumpers aren’t crazy dangerous, but doctors want nothing but the baby, the mattress, and a fitted sheet in the crib.  The only thing a breathable bumper can guard against is getting arms/legs stuck in the spaces, and even if the kid manages to get a limb stuck, it shouldn’t cause any real damage.  

Post # 16
Member
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@ThingsThatShine:  Interesting. That is why I wanted the mesh bumper, to prevent him from getting limbs stuck. I wonder how often babies do get a limb stuck? Thanks for the info. I’ll look into it!

The topic ‘Two Big Items Marked Off the List – Nursery Furniture’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors