Crib Bumper

Felicia - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Did you take the bumper out of the crib? When did You do it?

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Sarh - posted on 01/12/2011

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Might I add that SIDS is SUDDEN infant death not suffocation. SIDS is unexplained... suffocation is obviously explainable. They do not know what causes SIDS they tell you to not use bumpers, blankets, etc in the crib (of where ever baby sleeps) to prevent death, but not SIDS.



** Edited to add: I read that Australia and New Zealand are switching to the term Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy. Which I think is a much better term because it is in fact unexplainable.

Nicole - posted on 01/11/2011

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no my daughter is ten months and i removed it once to have her leg get stuck in the slots and mine even meet the standard for bar space so i put them back on. they really are not as much of a hazard as people make them out to be.

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Cheryl - posted on 01/13/2011

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I took the bumper out the crib when my daughter started to climb up it. If I have another child, I may not do a bumper. It makes changing the sheets more difficult.

Sammie - posted on 01/13/2011

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I never used bumper's, I believe they are an unnecessary hazard.
If you want to prevent baby from poking arms/legs out then invest in an airwrap. I never had a problem with now 19mo poking limbs out :)

Ambyr - posted on 01/12/2011

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I took them out when my daughter was about a yr in a half. We took them out because we tried getting her into a toddler bed and she was afraid of it so we put her back in the crib but we didnt put the pads back in so she would get use to having everything a little more open.

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I took out the bumper when my daughter was about 5- 5 1/2 months old. I would have left it in longer except it was summer, circulationand I wanted her to get good air from the fan, so she wouldn't over heat.

If it had been any other time of year I would have most likely left it on for at least another month.

Sarh - posted on 01/11/2011

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CJ is 7ms and rolls against the bumper to lay on his tummy, he also pushes the bumper down and rests his head on it. I have left it in there. I don't plan on taking it out, but it sure does make me nervous sometimes. He is a thumb sucker though so nothing is ever close enough to his nose to suffocate him. Even when he pulls the blanket over/next to his face, his hand is like a shield.

Talea - posted on 01/11/2011

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I did when our last one was about 5 months because I saw her head caught underneath it. I didn't even know that could happen. I took it off right then and never put it back on.

Sherri - posted on 01/11/2011

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I never took the crib bumpers out of their crib until they went into a twin bed at 2 1/2 yrs old.

Nikkole - posted on 01/11/2011

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Yea i took my daughters out and if your worried about your little one getting stuck in the bars they have mesh bumpers at walmart to prevent them from getting stuck in the bars i would use those!

Aislinn - posted on 01/11/2011

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I took ours out at 3 weeks, once my son started sleeping in his crib every night. He's super squirmy and I was consistently coming in to find him very close to the side of the crib, even though I laid him down in the center. While I hadn't been paranoid about the risk it really made me aware that he could have ended up with his face up against it in the night. So I took it out for my own peace of mind and tacked it up as a wall border instead. :)

Katie - posted on 01/11/2011

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I never took off the crib bumpers....my son never tried using them to climb out of his crib. He is now in a toddler bed.

Renee - posted on 01/11/2011

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I took mine out once he started to use them as leverage to crawl out of his crib...about 16mos. Technically you are not supposed to use them any more because they can cause "SIDS" and kid can get face suck against the pad and die. But I use them to keep their little legs from getting stuck even though the slots are supposed to be small enough to keep them from doing this.

Bonnie - posted on 01/11/2011

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I took the bumper out of the crib when my boys were around 1 year old because they kept pulling it out anyways. Neither of them were the type to stick their hands and arms through. By 18-20 months they were both in toddler beds.

Candy - posted on 01/11/2011

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Never, My oldest was one when we put her in a twin bed with rails because Baby #2 was coming. Baby #2 was put in a twin bed with rails at one also.

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