(Closed) Who used their bumper? Who didn’t?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you use a bumper for your little one?

    Yes, we used the bumper.

    No, we decided not to use it for safety reasons.

    Yes, we used it, but not until our baby was older. (explain)

  • Post # 17
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted “no for safety reasons”.

    However, I am going to use one of those mesh breathable bumpers. The crib I will be using is the one my dad built when I was a baby. It’s proably not up to the currently safety requirements in regards to how far apart the slats are, so that’s why I’ll use a mesh bumper.

    Post # 18
    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    We initially had the bumper in the crib but my son was calmer if when he woke he could see us coming to him instead of a head just magically appearing above him so we took it out pretty quickly.  Also, he got better air circulation in his crib without it since there was not barrier.

    Post # 19
    9815 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I never used one. Literally the only thing in her crib was a fitted sheet.

    Post # 20
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We are using one of the breathable/mesh bumpers.  I really don’t have much use for any of the fancy bedding, we bought fitted crib sheets for $2 on sale at Target.

    Post # 21
    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We didn’t use the bumper for safety reasons.  I made a very simple crib skirt and focused decorations on the rest of her room.

    Post # 22
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

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    @KatyElle:  Ditto.

    I found that bumpers can really only be used safely for a short amount of time; it seemed unecessary to me.  Besides not being able to use the bumper until the baby is big/strong enough to roll away from it, you are also supposed to take it out when the baby is able to pull him/herself up to a standing position as bhe/she can use it to try and climb out of the crib.  I figured we might use a mesh one later on, but ended up not even buying that, since we would’ve had to get rid of it at like 7 months, anyway.

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