my son is 5 months old. he likes to wiggle and beat his legs excitedly whenever he is lying down. that mostly causes him to scoot up (or sideways) and crash his head on the crib. that leads to lots of crying and fussy time. i tied bumpers in his crib very securely so they dont come off and suffocate him. but my husband doesn't agree with me. he asks me to take them off entirely because babies can press up against the bumper and get suffocated. what should i do ?? do bumpers really cause deaths ? because when i take them off, he crashes his head against the rails really hard and that obviously causes him alot of pain.
so what do you (moms of infants/babies) do ?? thanks in advance !
Asked by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by rebel07 at 10:53 AM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by missanc at 10:58 AM on Feb. 4, 2011
I never took the bumpers off for the same reasons as you listed with bumps & bruises. Unless the infant cannot roll over and gets their face stuck against the bumper & cannot move independently then there would be a problem. But it sounds like your Son is as active as mine was & they can move their bodies & heads at will if they are not comfortable. My Son is now 4 & we just moved him into a big boy bed and like I said I never removed the bumper. Just make sure it's securely attached and cannot fall over his head where he could get twisted in it obviously. Just be careful of blankets, I used sleep sacks.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:11 AM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:52 AM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by Imogine at 11:13 AM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by faithnseansmama at 11:31 AM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by Christina807 at 2:25 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
I used a regular bumper with baby #1 before they advised against it. With baby #2 they were advising against it so I left it off until dd was a year old and out of the SIDS risk. She didn't bang her head into the rails but about 100 times each night it was inevitable that she would drop her paci through the rails. When she got a little bigger she got her arms and legs stuck in there very brieftly....that's when we started putting the bumper on. It sure was cute being able to see her at night as dh and I were in bed we could see her in her crib.
Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 4:09 AM on Feb. 5, 2011