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Are there any safe crib bumpers

Posted by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:40 AM
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My baby keeps knocking her head on the bars

by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:40 AM
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blue.chairs
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:41 AM
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Breathable bumpers. They're made of mesh.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:42 AM

I used a regular one.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:48 AM
This. I don't think any are 100% safe, but mesh is better than really soft/plush bumpers.

Quoting blue.chairs: Breathable bumpers. They're made of mesh.
RadnRem
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:50 AM
No. It's recommended not to use any at all. Not even the breathable mesh ones.

I bought a breathable mesh one with my youngest thinking it was safe. My sil is a paramedic and begged us not to use it. She told me about the many infants she helped resuscitate because of bumpers....one being a mesh bumper.

I researched it thinking she was exaggerating, but I found out that using no bumper really is recommended. That the small bumps they may encounter are better than death. Even if they end up with a huge goose egg, broken ankle, whatever.......still much less of a risk than death because of using a bumper.
momto3infl
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Is this something new I last 10 yrs. my youngest is 10. But I used bumpers with all three of mine they never got near the bars until they were actually were around crawling age. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:59 AM

my DD is 9 month old and i use bumpers never had a issue with them at all..

Keara20
by Ruby Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 5:01 AM
I used a regular one with my 2 year old and a regular one with my 10 week old.
MountieMama
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 5:14 AM
How old is your child? We used nothing until our son started to move and bump into things then we used a traditional bumper. He was about 5 or so months I think.
Halfdeafmommy
by Pure Honesty on Mar. 12, 2014 at 5:17 AM

My son has never slept in a crib so bump!

But when I researched: No, no bumpers are recommended. If you ARE going to get one, get mesh. But really, none are safe.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 12, 2014 at 7:13 AM

I hate those things BUT weave it in and out of the bars and tie it really really tight

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