Sylvia - posted on 02/23/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
My son is about 7 months and 1 week. He is going to be crawling very very soon but right now he is still kinda scooting around and such but it is ALMOST a crawl. Recently he has started moving around in his crib ALOT. My cousin (who has 3 children of her own and is a mother i trust) told me a few months ago that when Riley started moving around a lot I needed to remove all of the bumper pads. I lowered the matress two days ago ago and decided to go ahead and leave the bumper pads off oh his crib as well. However, today he woke up from his afternoon nap screaming his "Mommy, Mommy!! Something hurts" cry. I was super alarmed to find his leg was stuck (all the way past his knee cap) and he was yanking it sooo hard to get it out. He could have really hurt his knee or leg! So now I am scared to leave them off. Did I do the wrong thing? I am a new mom so I am so unsure of what to do in these situations. Any information or opinions would really help me. Thank-you!!