My daughter will be 5 months old in a week and can roll o ver, but rarely does it. Well, this morning I found her on her stomach RIGHT beside the bumper. So today I decided I must start doing tummy time more aggressively. Well, she kept rolling onto her tummy and then crying. Twice she rolled back over to her back, but not every time. SO . . . I'm freaked out and decided to take down the bumpers because they are rather thick, and I figure that even if she does bump into the rails, it won't be that hard because she isn't rolling super aggressively. In any case, I'd prefer my daughter with a boo boo rather than suffocated. How many of you mothers have actually had incidents where your children banged their heads or hurt one of their limbs between the bumpers? I know that there is no way in H*ll that I would be able to sleep tonight without removing the bumpers. Any comments or advice is greatly appreciated!!
Answer by KatieCrandall at 11:23 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Actually, it is recommended that you not put bumpers into a crib because of suffocation. I think you made the right choice.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:47 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:55 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
I do know that most of the times there is some space between the rails and mattress. As long as she can't pull the towels out and get them around her head she should be okay. If it's just a half inch or smaller it should not pose a danger to her. Of course I'm sure there have been "Odd" accidents that have happened but I would say it would very rare.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:58 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by babybethsmom07 at 11:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by CarieP at 11:09 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:17 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by mama2twins07 at 11:20 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by mamamia22 at 11:33 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by KatieCrandall at 11:49 PM on Dec. 1, 2008