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What would you do? Stephiiii 1 child; Lehigh Acres, Florida 55 posts
26th Jan '13

I had a bumper in DS's crib, but i woke up and he was all wrapped up and tangled in it...so I took it off, today as i put him down for a nap, i left the room and about 10 minutes late he started screaming like mad. his leg had slipped through one of the bars and gotten stuck around his thigh and his little fat rolls, eventually i was able to get him unstuck...after many tears from both me and him.
I don't want him to wind up breaking his leg in the bars...but I don't want him to suffocate either >.>



so what would you do? put the bumper back on, or just leave it and hope it doesn't happen again?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65004 posts
status 26th Jan '13

I would leave the bumper off.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49057 posts
26th Jan '13

breathable bumpers walmart sells them.

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
26th Jan '13

Bumper back on. Try to either add more attachments to the crib so he's not able to get tangled again, or buy a new one.

Stephiiii 1 child; Lehigh Acres, Florida 55 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" breathable bumpers walmart sells them."


thank you. i'll have to look into one once i get paid again lol

*Ayden's Mommy* Due October 2; 2 kids; Bagdad, AZ, United States 222 posts
26th Jan '13

I would get a mesh bumper. They have them for like 10 bucks at walmart I think. My daughter used to get her legs stuck in the bars too, and scare the hell out of me.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
26th Jan '13

i would put the bumper back on and very tightly tie it to the crib. both of my boys have the bumpers in their cribs and ive never had an issue of it coming off but i have had an issue of my older son getting his leg caught in the bars and it was a horrible experience

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3279 posts
26th Jan '13

Really? Broken leg or dead baby? Not a difficult choice here. Leave the damn thing off, I don't even know why they sell those death traps anymore. And if he gets stuck again, try baby oil. Messy, but effective.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
26th Jan '13

Maybe try "lacing" the bumper between the bars half way.

Stephiiii 1 child; Lehigh Acres, Florida 55 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting mom2andrew&carter:" i would put the bumper back on and very tightly tie it to the crib. both of my boys have the bumpers ... [snip!] ... of it coming off but i have had an issue of my older son getting his leg caught in the bars and it was a horrible experience"



it happened once before but SO was home, so we were able to work together to get him out.. today I'm home alone.
when he had the bumper on, im not sure how he managed to get tangled, it was almost like he was trying to climb it or something. on one side of his body; his arm and leg were on the opposite side of the bumper, and the rest of him was in bed

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Stephiiii:" it happened once before but SO was home, so we were able to work together to get him out.. today I'm ... [snip!] ... or something. on one side of his body; his arm and leg were on the opposite side of the bumper, and the rest of him was in bed"


i was by myself when my son got his leg stuck and i was crying hysterically when trying to get it unstuck thankfully he wasnt hurt but he was pretty upset.how old is your son? ive just never had issues with the crib bumper but i think if my son was tangled in it id probably go buy one of those breathable ones

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1549 posts
26th Jan '13

I would leave it off. All the health care nurses I have talked to said the same thing too, as well as baby books i've read.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
26th Jan '13

Put the bumpers on the outside of the crib...cant get stuck in them and it will stop from arms or legs going right through the bars...kwim?

Stephiiii 1 child; Lehigh Acres, Florida 55 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting mom2andrew&carter:" i was by myself when my son got his leg stuck and i was crying hysterically when trying to get it unstuck ... [snip!] ... never had issues with the crib bumper but i think if my son was tangled in it id probably go buy one of those breathable ones"


he's 9 months. and i'll have to look into getting a breathable one, money is just extremely tight at the moment. i have 89 cents to my name till next friday lol

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Stephiiii:" he's 9 months. and i'll have to look into getting a breathable one, money is just extremely tight at the moment. i have 89 cents to my name till next friday lol"


if hes 9 months old already i wouldnt but the breathable one than its just gonna be a waist especially if you dont have the money.just try to tie it as much as you can and as tight as you can and see if that works