Crib Bumpers - Safe or Not? Harajuku Girl 4 kids; Your House, NY, United States 30559 posts
8th Oct '12

We just got Logan's crib, with bedding and bumpers.

Do you use bumpers on yours?

SO heard they were a suffocation hazard.

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14282 posts
8th Oct '12

No i do not.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
8th Oct '12

Yup we do :)

thewininghooker. TTC since Jan 2013; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Somewhere, In, Canada 71733 posts
8th Oct '12

I did, until she started rolling/moving a lot.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
8th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" Yup we do :)"</blockquote>


Ole' No Name Due June 29 (girl); 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 6610 posts
8th Oct '12

I use them, but I push them down so that only an inch or two is above the mattress.

ChibiRamen 3 kids; Warsaw, Indiana 1526 posts
8th Oct '12

I use them, only until they start using them to climb out of the crib with. But my babies also don't move from the pack n play in my room to the crib in their room until sometime after they're 9 months old.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
8th Oct '12

I didn't use them. I have heard they can increase the odds of SIDS because they limit the air flow, but I haven't looked into any studies.

And then, when the baby is bigger, they can use the bumpers to help climb out of the crib.

It didn't seem worth it to me (to pay for something that wasn't good for them). I did think about breathable bumper briefly, my son got his leg caught in the bars a couple of times, but that didn't last long.

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
8th Oct '12

I got the breathable kind. Without them I was waking up with lo screaming bloody murder and his arm or leg stuck in the slats!

Adriana'sMombie 1 child; Quakertown, Pennsylvania 2113 posts
8th Oct '12

i think its ok at first, but when they start moving and rolling around its more dangerous.

i never used bumpers. my daughter gets her foot stuck in the holes on the side of the crib, but id rather her get stuck and have me get her unstuck than having her suffocate during her nap times.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19217 posts
8th Oct '12

I use mine. She doesn't move in her sleep and sleeps in the middle of the crib. And when she's awake, she just lies there and looks at the flowers and butterflies and reaches over and runs her hand over the fabric. I used bumpers with DS 6 years ago in both the cradle and the crib and same with DD now.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
8th Oct '12

I use them, but if you are really worried about it they have Breathable Bumpers, where they are mostly mesh. The ones I have seen seem kinda useless though.

BTJ&A 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Phoenix, Arizona 9602 posts
8th Oct '12

I used them. If your baby cant move it cant get to the edge of the crib. If your baby can roll, he/she can roll away from the edge if needed.

NewMommyXOXO 1 child; South Carolina 1183 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting Ole' No Name:" I use them, but I push them down so that only an inch or two is above the mattress."

that's a good idea.

Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
8th Oct '12

I think it really just depends on the baby. Yes, its a suffocation hazard, but so are the blankets or anything else u might use to cover the baby with if ur not swaddling. We used bumpers for our first when she started moving around and rolling because shed always get her arms and legs stuck between the bars. This baby will have bumpers on her crib as well, although i am crocheting the bumpers with a bigger crochet needle so that its not a suffocation hazard.