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Duggars and unsafe crib usage? FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27480 posts
status 21st Feb '13

I know, we all have debated the duggars to death. But I was watching an episode on the DVR and saw something that literally made me go back rewind like 8 times because it seriously shocked me at how bad Anna's crib etiquette was...



It was on episode 88, "Josh and Anna check in." There is a snippet of Michael in the crib and it's a sids nightmare waiting to happen. Good lord... I mean bumpers for one. Now I am not too anal about bumpers... but it has an assload of stuffed animals in the crib. But not only that... this is what really got me... it looks like the entire lining of the crib is thick plush. I am trying to tell if it's just a big pillow or if the crib is lined with a plush they made for it, but it does have a thick plush thing in it that is in no way a baby positioner. So here is Michael in the center of the crib, on one side of him is this plushy nightmare pile of toys, the other is maybe a pillow, but the pillow may line the entire crib (I can't tell). I'm just appalled... I have never seen so much bullcrap in a baby's crib that is that unsafe, but they seemed to top it all, all at once!



If you can watch the episode, it's about 11:06 into the episode per my DVR. I had a crib bumper. But even this crib set up scares me... the bumper was all sorts of haphazard, there were too many toys, and the pillow lining... eeek. Wow. I tend to think that Josh and Anna do better than the rest of the Duggar clan, but I hope they learn some better crib safety methods because those are some serious SIDS risks.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
21st Feb '13

She breastfeeds so maybe she co-sleeps at night and he only sleeps in that during naps?

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
21st Feb '13

You know what bothers me, is that you can do everything right and your baby can still die. So instead of calling it SIDS waiting to happen, maybe you should just call it a bunch if shit in a crib.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19247 posts
21st Feb '13

How old is the baby?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
21st Feb '13

If the baby died in the crib because of all the stuffed animal it would most likely be suffocation not SIDS. Two im pretty sure the crib is rarely used as they have said before they co-sleep a lot.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
21st Feb '13

Ummmm sids has no explanation if you are saying the baby is going to die from that stuff it would most likely be suffocation....why doesn't anybody get that?!?!

May♥ 1 child; Texas 9183 posts
21st Feb '13

They probably co-sleep!
If you saw my kids crib you would die, pillow pets, stuffed animals, bumpers, everything.
We Co sleep at night. Lol.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If the baby died in the crib because of all the stuffed animal it would most likely be suffocation not SIDS. Two im pretty sure the crib is rarely used as they have said before they co-sleep a lot. "

you're right.



How would a bumper cause sudden death? that's suffocation...

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27480 posts
status 21st Feb '13

Im not saying it would implicitely be SIDS if anything happened, but they always say that all of those factors (Stuff in the cribs and bumpers contribute to the sids percentages) but you are all right, it is a higher factor to suffocate with all that crap. But it was a LOT of crap in that crib. I used bumpers, I gave Lil a blanket, she even had a little stuffed animal blanket thing. But dear god that crib gave me a nightmare! I dont know how old Michael is in this episode.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
21st Feb '13

Do they just have one kid so far? That crib's gonna be more crowded when they shit out baby number 500 in like a month.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" Do they just have one kid so far? That crib's gonna be more crowded when they shit out baby number 500 in like a month."

They have two. Mackenzie and Michael

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" They have two. Mackenzie and Michael "

They're doing the same initial thing too, huh? good thing they didn't decide to go with J, that tap is dry.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting FroggysMommy:" Im not saying it would implicitely be SIDS if anything happened, but they always say that all of those ... [snip!] ... stuffed animal blanket thing. But dear god that crib gave me a nightmare! I dont know how old Michael is in this episode."

Seriously I think alot of suffocation are turned in as SIDS.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" They're doing the same initial thing too, huh? good thing they didn't decide to go with J, that tap is dry."

So is Michelle.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27480 posts
status 21st Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" They have two. Mackenzie and Michael "


I saw something on another site that another is rumored to be on the way.... I am trying to find an official confirmation on that though. So a third MAY be on the way.