Post # 17
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
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
I never used one. Literally the only thing in her crib was a fitted sheet.
Post # 20
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
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
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.