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I have heard mixed reviews on getting a crib bumper. I hear you need it and you dont.... What is right?
If you like the look of a bumper but don't want the risk, check out skip hop's bumper free bedding sets.
mhickey426:My question is, don't most babies start using their crib when they are bigger and able to move around more. If they are able to move around then aren't they able to move their heads if god forbid that happened?
Mine was in the crib from day one. It's not just the getting the head stuck by the bumper thing, bumpers also restrict air flow into the crib.
And yes this is asked every single day.
shibby00:Also, is it just me or is this asked every single day?
Yes, yes it is.
Despite all the claims, I think it is a personal choice. We didn't use one initally until DS would get stuck in the crib slats. Then we used a breathable bumper. My baby didn't roll around and we had a monitor on him which he slept - he would have been fine with a regular bumper. But I didn't want to have that.
synchrosally:If you like the look of a bumper but don't want the risk, check out skip hop's bumper free bedding sets. http://www.skiphop.com/category/completesheetcollections.html
Oh sure NOW they have this. I liked the mod dot so much I bought it and chucked the bumper in the closet, where it's been sitting for 2.5 years. :P
First I did no bumper/
Then I did breathable bumper.
now we have reg bumper.
I had so many issues, bumping heads, getting stuck.. the breathable didn't work for us. When she was small and not rolling using nothing was absolute best. Bumpers can lead to suffocation and are believed to have involvement in SIDS (don't quote me though)
I debated the bumper issue and lost sleep over it so very much. But getting legs stuck and bumping heads was just becoming too frequent that I put it on and eventually I calmed down. Once she got older it got easier suffocation and SIDS becomes "less" likely.