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Crib Bumpers

Are you using one? Got one from Pottery Barn that I love - but having internal struggle whether or not to use it.
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Re: Crib Bumpers

  • pskpsk
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    No, we are not going to use one. It doesn't seem worth the risk. I don't think the store we bought our bedding from even offers bumpers (Land of Nod).
  • No, not as a bumper (I believe they are already illegal in Canada, soon to be in the US) -- but you can use them as a teething cushion on the top of the crib when your LO is older...or sew them into a rocker cushion or window valance or some other crafty use.

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  • mbm1983mbm1983
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    We used a breathable bumper for a bit but really there is no need. I wont be using it the next time around.
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  • I used one with all my three kids and I felt comfortable because they were thin (PBK ones are thinner) and I made sure they were properly tied on.  They do have breathable ones too. It is all about preference.
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  • we didn't..i didn't ever have the use for a breathable one either.
  • I won't be using mine until baby is older. Usually around 9-12 months, babies get their limbs stuck between the slats, and it's generally safe to put them back in around that time. Bumpers are a bigger risk when they are thick and pillowy, when babies can't roll over and lift their heads, and when there is no air circulation in the crib. Use your best judgment, but I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving them in until they are older. 
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  • We added them last week at 10.5 months old.  After a longggg stretch of illness and teeth (4 in 2 weeks) and travel we hadn't had her in her crib for like 6 weeks.  Then wouldn't have anything to do with it.

    Anyways, part of a huge transition back into the crib was adding the bumers someone had given us, that we had no use for.

    It helped, she is now in crib for all naps and in the evening.

    I'll note she is not a climber so I don't have concerns of her using them to get out of the crib.  I lie her down awake, she puts herself to sleep where I put her.  She wakes 2hrs later and lies there talking until I come get her.  She can sit, crawl, stand, cruise but done none of that in the crib. 

    We also have a video monitor so should she decide to someday get up and play I can see if she is up to no good.  I have no concerns using them at this age.  But we didn't use anything but a fitted sheet prior to now.

     

  • I put firm bumpers in my sons crib at 15 months. He was hitting his head all the time in the crib. He is cozy now and loves them. I made them with pockets so we put books in there for him.

    I think if you have your kid in a sleep sack so they can't climb out, bumpers can be a nice addition to the crib bedding once SIDS risk is over.

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  • I use them once LO hits a year. They keep the pacifiers and the legs in the crib!
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  • We got one from Restoration Hardware and it is currently in the crib because 1) It completes the room; 2) Baby won't be in there for a while so why not have it look nice if you don't mind spending the $ on one?; 3)  I plan on seeing how DD does in the crib.  If she ends up smacking her head or getting stuck, then the bumpers will go in the crib with her.    
  • i've been struggling with this as well.  i bought the PB kids one with the elephants on it. i've decided to use it in the beginning, take it out when baby starts rolling, then putting it back later when much older



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  • No bumpers for us because of SIDs risk and when they are older they use them to hoist themselves up and over the side of crib.
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  • Mimaloo said:
    We got one from Restoration Hardware and it is currently in the crib because 1) It completes the room; 2) Baby won't be in there for a while so why not have it look nice if you don't mind spending the $ on one?; 3)  I plan on seeing how DD does in the crib.  If she ends up smacking her head or getting stuck, then the bumpers will go in the crib with her.    
    I am a sucker and got a beautiful Restoration Hardware one too just cause it completes the room.  I'll keep baby in a rock n play for awhile most likely in our room, but I'd like the bumper up for newborn/nursery photos out of vanity.  I probably won't use it until the baby is about a year old or so...or maybe I'll just sell it on ebay.  What's interesting is that my son started daycare at 7 weeks and they used bumpers right away for all of their babies.  I guess cause they were under constant supervision, they felt comfortable doing this.
  • No.  They're unsafe.  I bought the quilt and crib skirt on ebay but the quilt won't even be used until after LO is over one year old.  When we decide to move him into his crib (he'll be in our room for the first 6 months or so), it'll just be him on the mattress.  
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     What's interesting is that my son started daycare at 7 weeks and they used bumpers right away for all of their babies.  I guess cause they were under constant supervision, they felt comfortable doing this.
    Wow, personally, this would be a deal-breaker for me. The APA has a pretty strongly worded recommendation against crib bumpers. Just because DC workers are awake (unlike parents at home) and in the same room as sleeping LOs does not mean they are watching them sleep. This would also make me wonder what other non-recommended practices they have.

    Wouldn't think be against dcfs rules? I thought the sides had to be clear and they seem to have strict guidelines on how they even put kids down in a crib. I can't believe dcfs allows bumpers
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  • I put the bumper in the crib when DD was just shy of a year old.  She wasn't STTN and was getting stuck in between the crib slats.  She's 18 months now and loves to use them to prop her feet up when she lays on her back (weirdo ;) )  They will stay in the crib until she figures out how to crawl out of the crib.

    I didn't use them when she was younger because of the recommendations.  I bought breathable mesh ones to use when DD2 comes....just in case.
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  • Never used one; never missed it. Sure, DS got his leg stuck a couple of times, but then he learned not to stick his leg through the slats. 
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  • I won't be using mine until baby is older. Usually around 9-12 months, babies get their limbs stuck between the slats, and it's generally safe to put them back in around that time. Bumpers are a bigger risk when they are thick and pillowy, when babies can't roll over and lift their heads, and when there is no air circulation in the crib. Use your best judgment, but I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving them in until they are older. 
    No, it's not. That's the age babies start pulling to stand, and can use the bumpers as leverage to climb up and fall out of the crib. 
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    I won't be using mine until baby is older. Usually around 9-12 months, babies get their limbs stuck between the slats, and it's generally safe to put them back in around that time. Bumpers are a bigger risk when they are thick and pillowy, when babies can't roll over and lift their heads, and when there is no air circulation in the crib. Use your best judgment, but I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving them in until they are older. 
    No, it's not. That's the age babies start pulling to stand, and can use the bumpers as leverage to climb up and fall out of the crib. 
    I was only referring to the SIDS risk. I had to do a huge research paper on SIDS and the back to sleep campaign, and honestly, bumpers were more responsible for suffocation (hence the loose sheets, etc) and not really a huge link to SIDS, specially at around a year of age. Somehow the US has become convinced that SIDS and suffocation are the same thing, which they arent', and now we know that there may be a brain link to explain Sudden Infant Death Syndrome...Obviously, kids do learn to climb, etc, but I am using a movement monitor so he'll be supervised. Hey, my best friend's kid climbed out of a window from his toddler bed and he had no bumpers or anything...
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    I put mine back in around 7 or 8 months.  My son was the WORST sleeper ever and I was desperate for anything to get him to sleep in the crib.  He seemed to calm down a bit after that and started sleeping better so I went with it. Of course I don't know that the bumpers actually had anything to do with it or not but like I said, I would have tried about anything.  I took them out after he threw up on them and haven't put them back yet because I'm lazy.  

    I would have rather skipped them all together but babies that don't sleep get to you sometimes. 
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    I am the minority, but we have PBK bedding, including a bumper.

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  • We have used bumpers since about 6 months, when DD began to crawl. And ours are so thin that when she stands on them, they just fold, they can't be used to jump out do the crib. No concerns here and I'm sure I'll use them with #2 as well.


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  • We used the breathable one and will again. I felt totally safe with it. We got some beautiful ones as a gift and they are still in the packaging in our garage. I may put them on when we change my DD's bed into a toddler/day bed but not until then. 
  • Never used bummpers on any of my kids and never will. Irs just not worth the possible risk IMO. We did take the bumper that came with my sons crib set and when he got much bigger we used it as a teething rail cover . It works great . Still get the look and get to use the cute bumper but its safe.
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  • The one I registered for is mesh.  If we end up not using it...we can use it for something else.
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  • Until the baby has head control, solid bumpers are a suffocation hazard. We never used bumpers and this is why: we would much rather wake up to a baby that got an arm or leg stuck in the crib slats or even a broken arm or leg because they got stuck in the slats than go in their room and find them dead.
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  • Echoing the above, I will definitely not be using a bumper of any kind. Not worth the risk...
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