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Crib bumpers

my son is 5 months old, he has pretty good control over his movement. he can role onto him belly and back. he is all over the place at night and i'm up 9 or 10 times a night just getting his legs and arms out from the crib bars. i have bumpers but i know they say you can't use them because of SIDS. do you think its safe to use them now?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I always had crib bumpers, from the time they came home from the hospital. But with that said, they never did a DAMN thing, they just looked pretty lol

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:26 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I used the breathable bumpers. They are mesh and if their face gets pressed up against it, they can breathe thru it.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:27 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I used bumpers on both of mine, didn't work all the time but helped a little bit.

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 10:34 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I've never heard of breathable bumpers, awesome! But I've always used bumpers.

    Answer by yesmaam at 10:35 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • thanks for the answers. the breathable bumpers are pretty expensive and i already have bumpers that have never been used. what i don't get is if you arent supposed to use bumpers than why do they sell them with the crib sets?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:38 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • when my kids were babies, I had never heard you weren't supposed to use bumpers. They had them in there until they came out of the crib. But they are soft, I don't think they would stop his arms.

    Answer by mompam at 10:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I've used a crib bumper ever since my son was 7 weeks old, and he is and has always been fine with them!

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 2:04 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • i used the breathable bumpers! i bought white ones so i could use them again with another baby! but yeah they r a lot of money! but they work!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 4:49 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Try looking on eBay for breathable bumpers. There are lots of people that are putting them up for auction on that sight if you don't mind pre owned items.. I am actually bidding on one myself right now:)

    Answer by carolinagirl075 at 6:24 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • The breathable bumpers are worth it, your son is mobile but not old enough to get himself out of a bad situation. Bumpers are not safe. I don't know why the sell them with the sets anymore! You could probably wait and use them when he's 15 months or so!

    Answer by AskANanny at 1:39 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

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