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user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
17th Jan '13

my crib is new and the rails are so close together I dont need crib bumpers to worry about legs or arms poking through but I still use them as a cushion incase the baby rolls into the side of the crib. I love crib bumpers, I used them with my first child as well. I don't personally feel they are unsafe....people have fallen and landed on forks....forks can be "dangerous" im not gonna stop using them.

Erin Krumwiede Due February 15 (boy); Minnesota 106 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" I would not be so flippant having met 2 women that lost their children to SIDS. it is fact that blankets are a sids risk to infants."


I am not trying to be insensitive, but I also am looking at the lives blankets have saved. Both sides of the spectrum.
I realize people have tragedies, one of the reasons I am looking for answers to make sure my son is safe is my own brother died when he was a baby, his crib was poorly manufactured and the screws were stripped out and he fell between the railings and the mattress frame and suffocated. I am not saying this too garner sympathy just pointing out I know people have lost their babies. but I will still use a crib for my son after my experiances...I will just be watching and looking at safety as well as sensibility.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cheeks mom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Erin Krumwiede:</b>" ... [snip!] ... because you thought it was all crap, and your child became a victim of rebreathing?"</blockquote> I really like you"</blockquote>



Why thank you.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Cheeks mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" My daughter still got her limbs stuck and ... [snip!] ... I swear, DD must wait til bed time and all the sudden she is this little wiggle worm and gets Everywhere in her crib."

Babies are so funny lol.

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109258 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Erin Krumwiede:" I am glad you gave your opinion, and that is exactly why I am looking at every angle of safety for my ... [snip!] ... the frightened bandwagon. Once again though I appreciate your opinion and posting, and hope you do not mind my blunt answer! :)"


you mean, the INFORMED bandwagon, right?



Erin Krumwiede Due February 15 (boy); Minnesota 106 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Courtney [36 weeks]:" My mom used them with me and my brother. I used one with my son and I will be using one with this baby. ... [snip!] ... it happens.. but how often? IMO, it's much safer than my child's arm or leg getting stuck, hurt &/or bruised to hell. "


Thank you Courtney for your feedback, And I agree on looking at both angles for safety. Still trying to decide what I will do in the end when my son is born, but hopefully hearing a wide view will help me think over all areas.

Erin Krumwiede Due February 15 (boy); Minnesota 106 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" I used them but I can see how they could be unsafe, the material usually isn't very breathable and they ... [snip!] ... roll back over they could suffocate. My kids weren't big movers in their sleep though so I wasn't super worried about it. "


I agree and that is definatley a reason too think it through, based on a mothers comfort with safety and also based on your child in question. Good reply thank you!

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:</b>" my crib is new and the rails are so close together I dont need crib bumpers to worry about legs or arms ... [snip!] ... feel they are unsafe....people have fallen and landed on forks....forks can be "dangerous" im not gonna stop using them."</blockquote>




What is up with the ridiculous comparisons?



Children suffocate enough with bumpers that they specifically advise you not to use them. They cannot physically tell their body to move when they face gets pressed into the bumper, which can cause DEATH. Is that not motivation enough? An adult using a fork is an absurd comparison to making sure your child doesn't die because you didn't feel like heeding warnings about SIDS.

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109258 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Erin Krumwiede:" I am not trying to be insensitive, but I also am looking at the lives blankets have saved. Both sides ... [snip!] ... will still use a crib for my son after my experiances...I will just be watching and looking at safety as well as sensibility. "


Um, come again?

How is a blanket going to save your kids life?

This is not the middle ages, you know.

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
17th Jan '13

Both of these links give a little more info, Its not something I had already heard of but in the top link it does state that the thin bumpers (which we have) pose less of a risk.
I don't think it has put me off using the ones i already have though as our cot is very wide (cot bed) AND the bumpers are very thin anyway. I'm more surprised that I hadn't heard of it before



http://www.kidsgrowth.com/resources/advicedetail.cfm?id=3414
http://www.sidsma.org/new_parents/AAP.html

Erin Krumwiede Due February 15 (boy); Minnesota 106 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting *Mac and Keagan's Momma*:" We used breathable bumpers for our kids. They prevented them from getting limbs caught. But as everyone has said it's your child so it is your choice."


Thank you and I will be looking into those as well and weigh all my options, do you mean that they where mesh? or what kind of material?

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Erin Krumwiede:</b>" I am not trying to be insensitive, but I also am looking at the lives blankets have saved. Both sides ... [snip!] ... will still use a crib for my son after my experiances...I will just be watching and looking at safety as well as sensibility. "</blockquote>




Lives blankets have saved? Are you planning on having your baby sleep in the arctic tundra?

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" Babies are so funny lol."</blockquote>




Endless entertainment and anxiety, lol

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Erin Krumwiede:</b>" I am not trying to be insensitive, but ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> Lives blankets have saved? Are you planning on having your baby sleep in the arctic tundra?"

Maybe it's super duper cold in Minnesota?

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" Maybe it's super duper cold in Minnesota?"</blockquote>




Yeah outside.



I thought thermostats were universal in homes at this point.