Crib bumpers

Dawn - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I removed my sons bumper from his crib when he started standing (as recommended in a few books I read) but sometimes he likes crawl to the corners in his sleep and he ends up either banging his head or sticking his hand out of the sides. Anyone have thoughts on this situation?

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Shaunna - posted on 12/13/2009

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I don't know if this will help you or not but Walmart sells a bumper set that is almost like mesh and it is velcroed on so if your child tries to use the bumper as a ladder the velcro won't hold and it gives you something between you child and the bars. It is sold in a small bag and usually hanging either on a endcap or by the recieving blankets. Hope that helps.

Denise - posted on 12/13/2009

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My son just turned ten months and I actually took his bumper out because he learned how to untie it! He is a rough rough sleeper too, so if he ends up with bumps it will be going back in and I'll figure a way to keep him from untying it(the strings are a bit too short to knot it!). This is night three and so far, he's doing good. He doesn't like napping in his crib as much though...I think it's a security issue, so if that continues, it'll be going in later this week. LOL.

He too climbs on everything, but he has not figured out that standing on his bumper helps him. Haha. I hope he doesn't.

But good luck to you!

Katie - posted on 12/11/2009

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Buy a Breatheable Bumper. They can not stand on them and if they roll up to it they can still breathe when they are sleeping or napping.

Dawn - posted on 12/10/2009

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Thank you everyone for all your imput...I will be putting the bumpers back in very soon!!

Lainie - posted on 12/10/2009

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I think the bumpers are a great idea!!!! I had to order mine from America because here in Australia we dont have the bumpers that go right the way around because of the sids foundation.Like the other mums my son is always throwing his arms and legs around when he is asleep. If its your baby standing on it thats worrying you can you lower the mattress??? goodluck :)

Catherine - posted on 12/10/2009

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I removed my son's when I lowered his mattress at 7 months and put them right back in about 10 minutes later when put his feet on the rails and started climbing. With the bumpers in he cannot figure out how to get his feet up to the rails so he can get enough traction to climb, and he is still too short to to just throw his leg over the top.

Stacy - posted on 12/09/2009

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the bumpers really actually do more good than harm....even if the lil one is standing..my daughter is 10 mths old now and she still have her bumper in...shes been standing for 6 mths at least...she also started walking at 9 months and climbing everything in sight...she still has her bumper in and we have not had any problems with it as of yet...she rolls alot in her sleep and moves her legs and arms alot too...having the bumper keeps her safe....

Trisha - posted on 12/09/2009

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I removed my son's crib bumper when it was "recommended" as well. I put it back on within a day or two because he kept getting his legs stuck and bumping his head. I think I finally removed it again when he was at least 17 or so months, mostly because I needed it for my second child's crib. My son didn't seem to "use" it to escape the crib. Actually, he is 2 years and a couple months old and he hasn't tried to climb out of his crib yet. I think there are too many "rules" that you're recommended to follow but just don't really work for every child. I say remove it when you think it's necessary for your child's safety.

Becca - posted on 12/09/2009

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I would say if they aren't hurting anything just leave them in....if they help him from hurting his head..

Stephanie - posted on 12/08/2009

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I'm actually about to put my daughter's bumper in for the first time because she has been banging her head from standing and falling in her crib... shes had 3 heartbreaking bruises on her face (mostly forehead) from it.

Cassie - posted on 12/08/2009

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we still have the crib bumper in our sons crib. he still bumps his head and when i check on him before i go to bed he may also have his hand hanging out underneath it. i dont think there really is any way to prevent it.

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