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Crib bumpers??

I know they say not to use crib bumpers because it's a risk of SIDS.
But my daughter wiggles around in her sleep and gets her legs and arms stuck between the bars. I'm worried she's going to get hurt. I tried using a sleep positioner but she just wiggles around in that lol.
Any suggestions?
She is 5 months on Tuesday.

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Asked by BambiF at 7:54 PM on Jul. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Just use a crib bumper. They have mesh and breathable ones if you're scared she's going to suffocate. Or you can tape her to the crib or use strong velcro. :)

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:56 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I used girls were wiggly too and it was so much easier to put the bumpers in than to have to get up countless times to rescue limbs

    plus....if you look hard enough...basically everything causes SIDS.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 7:58 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • use a crib bumper just tie it really tight we use one

    Answer by katiekruschke at 7:58 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I would not put a bumper on unless she can roll over by herself if she can roll over youre good to use it-- although she may get stuck in the crib rails she is not strong enough to brake a bone she'll just remain stuck until you get her out

    Answer by MELRN at 8:00 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I used a crib bumper and a pillow since my baby was five months and I don't have any problems with neither, I just use a really thin pillow. He moves around so much that he still gets his chubby legs stuck in between the bars of the crib


    Answer by looovemybabies at 8:01 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Bumpers are not a risk of SIDS. The big fluffy ones are a risk for suffocation.

    Use a bumper. They CAN break a leg in there, and if not, the bruises are HORRIBLE.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • use a bumper. both my kids used them, my dd still uses hers. since they were born.

    Answer by armywife43 at 8:14 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • ok I know most moms think this is mesed up but get a crib ten that goes all the way down the side its mesh netting material

    Answer by faithfulmomof1 at 8:34 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • As long as your child can rollover both ways and lift their heads using a bumper is fine! We put the bumper in as soon as she started rolling over and getting her poor little legs stuck.

    Answer by snb216 at 8:45 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I heard that it wasn't just because of suffocation. Something about the airflow around the face?

    Answer by BambiF at 9:08 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

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