A big part of keeping a baby safe is to practice safe sleep practices. Since these practices have been in place there has been a drastic fall in the rates of SIDS. Crib bumpers are cute, and they make for a very lovely nursery addition, but they could be considered
dangerous, and it is quite surprising that they are still allowed to be sold.
Bumpers are appealing because they are aimed at preventing little arms and legs from getting stuck in between the rails of the crib. However, they are also a smothering risk as your baby could get trapped with their face pressed up against the side which would restrict air flow.