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when can you take off hte crib bumpers?


Asked by Mommy2JoshNJake at 2:34 PM on Apr. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's true, what anonymous before me said. You're not supposed to use them at all. But for some reason they haven't been recalled. Doesn't make much sense to me. They are a suffication hazard. It's even probably in those papers that the hospital sent home with you when your baby was born. I did use them with my last three children because i didn't know the risks.. but I'm not going to be using them with this next baby.

    Answer by MJ_BN_FE at 2:57 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • I always left them on, otherwise his little legs would hang right off the sides. So I don't know lol!

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 2:35 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • i took my sons off a few weeks ag b/c he gets ahold of them he's 8 months

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • mine have been off since 9 months but thats because i washed them and they shrunk haha

    Answer by joycegina at 2:35 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • Whenever you want. I think they are just for looks. I always kept them on.

    Answer by mompam at 2:37 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • actually, you're not supposed to use them until baby is big enough to intentionally roll over. they are a suffocation risk. don't worry about him getting his head stuck between the spindles. cribs are manufactured so that can't happen. bumpers are never necessary. they are for decoration only.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • I have never had them for the suffocation risk reason, although I am now considering getting them. DD is 18 months and she rolls around so much in her sleep, sometimes I hear a little thud and I know it is her rolling around and hitting her head on the sides of the crib.

    Answer by MaryMW at 4:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • it is true, the are no longer recommended. i think they are pretty though, and i do like that it keeps the limbs in the crib! i took ours off when i was changing sheets a lot, and the bumper was really hard to work around.
    so, you can take them off now if you want to :)

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 7:11 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • I never used one. You can take them off now!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:54 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • I started using the breath-through kind since DS would roll around the crib and get his legs stuck between the slats (it didn't seem to really hurt him but definitely freaked him out a couple of times!) If your baby is a wiggly one like mine, it might make sense to keep it so his limbs don't get stuck. But I would take it out once he's standing or pulling up. You don't want him to use it as a step ladder to climb out! I hear that babies can be very resourceful when trying to get out a crib and this could be dangerous.

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 8:54 PM on Apr. 28, 2010