Lindsey - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
Do you use bumper pads? Why or why not? Before my daughter was born I said I would never use them because of the risk of SIDS. Then my daughter was born and turned into a WILD child about a month ago. She is 4.5 months now. She moves around her crib like crazy and can usually be found with the top of her head or her feet pressed against the side of the crib. Because she seemed to be pressing her head rather hard against the crib side we decided to put the bumper pads on and she really seemed to like them, I think they even gave her something to look at so she fell asleep on her own more easily.
Well after a few nights of bumper pads I started to get paranoid again and checked on her several times last night to make sure her face wasn't pressed up against them. It never was but I still took them off today. Tonight we put her in her crib to put herself to sleep (like always) and she of course rolled herself over to her tummy (like always) and moved around the crib. When I went to check on her later her arm was hanging outside the crib through the slats. Now I wonder if I should put the bumper pads back on!! She's such a wild child that I'm almost certain she could move away from them if she couldn't breath.