crib bumpers

As I’ve mentioned before, Kidfolio is one of the apps I refer to on a daily basis to help me get more knowledge on how to take care of my baby Yui.

Today’s topic as highlighted below is about crib bumpers.

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(photo credits: Amazon US)

This doesn’t come as a surprise for me though as I’ve read a lot already about the dangers of and how unnecessary crib bumpers are.

Just this morning (and a number of times before that) I woke up with Yui’s face jammed right into the slats of her crib. I shiver at the thought what could have happened had I been vain enough to put a crib bumper on Yui’s crib.

Maybe they’re safe if you can be sure that your baby will be rooted on the same place you’ve laid her on in her crib. But of course you couldn’t be sure. So yes, crib bumpers are definitely no-nos on a baby’s crib.

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4 Weeks, Day 5
When you were pregnant, you probably imagined a coordinated nursery complete with crib bumpers that matched the curtains. But crib bumpers can be dangerous. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a reminder for parents to place babies on their backs in a crib without stuffed animals, pillows, and cushioned bumpers. There have been many documented cases where newborns were smothered by bumpers, and older babies can use them to try to climb out of their cribs. Small babies can become trapped between the bumper and the crib rails. So, for the sake of your baby’s safety, return bumpers to the baby store in exchange for something more useful, and embrace the crib’s sleek, clean look.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dea
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 02:10:53

    Oh my! I didn’t realize how dangerous crib bumpers could be! We just found out that we’re having a girl, and yes, I’m among those who fantasize about what our nursery would look like–pink frilly crib bumpers included! Oh well, good thing I read your post before we actually bought them. Plain crib it is.

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    • atsushiandmarjorie
      Oct 22, 2012 @ 03:43:31

      I’m glad to have shared this post then. 🙂
      Same as you, I was on frilly, girly crib sets early on in the baby preps too. Then I read about the danger in Babycenter and so had to let go of this particular vanity (had the one in the photo on my Amazon cart already actually haha. Good thing we didn’t buy it immediately).
      You’ll gonna have a girl too! It’s uber fun to dress up baby girls! 😉

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  2. sadeyes102680
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 08:52:56

    If you put the baby in there with them it can be safe as long as you have her in one place with the wedges you put on each side of the baby so she dont roll over. Cause even her ending up on her tummy can lead to sids so its safe as long as you get the wedges

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