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February 21st, 2013, 03:54 PM
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The state of Maryland is trying to ban the use of crib bumpers due to a high rate of SIDS. For those who have had their babies or previous babies did you use crib bumpers in your crib and do you feel that they are unsafe to use? I attended a SIDS class today and they basically promoted the Sleep Safe with the basics of sleep position on the back, alone and in a crib with just the use of the crib sheet covering the mattress, a light blanket over there legs and nothing else in or on the crib.

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February 21st, 2013, 04:23 PM
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We didn't use the bumper until about 3 months, when Riley could roll himself over front to back and back to front on his own. The theory is if they accidentally roll themselves in to the bumper before they can roll over on purpose is that they can suffocate. Once they can roll themselves purposefully the risk is lessened as their central nervous system can kick in if they roll in to it, realize that their body is "uncomfortable" and they'll roll themselves back away from it. Just like an adult tossing in their sleep, it's your body signaling that it's uncomfortable whether due to position or oxygen status, and it's time to change to a more comfortable position.

Then after he could roll himself the bumper only lasted about 3 months because the weekend he turn 6 months he figured out how to sit up by himself, crawl, and pull himself to standing with a table/crib/playpen and I was afraid he'd use the bumper to boost himself right over the edge of the crib and out on his noggin.
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February 21st, 2013, 05:17 PM
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We used a bumper with Lillian when she started rolling over well and was getting limbs caught between the crib slats. I just recently took them out because she was standing on them and ripped a lot of the ties out.

We will probably do the same with Clara if I can get them repaired.
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February 21st, 2013, 05:40 PM
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With Annabelle, we used one bumper along the side against the wall. She would rollover or scootch around and get her leg or arm stuck between the bars and wall. Other than that we only put her to sleep in the crib in a sleep sack.. no blankies, no toys.

Of course, she didn't spend much time in the crib. We mostly co-slept and when she was able to walk and climb up and down our bed we took down the crib and gave her her own twin bed.
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February 21st, 2013, 07:23 PM
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We use crib bumpers and did with our first too.
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February 22nd, 2013, 11:01 AM
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I bought a breathable bumper.
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February 22nd, 2013, 12:24 PM
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That theory makes no sense to me unless the parent puts the baby right up against the side of the crib. If placed directly in the center it would take a couple rolls to get to the side, not just one.
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February 22nd, 2013, 02:31 PM
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I consider traditional puffy bumpers to be unsafe before about six months when they can roll well. I do have a breathable bumper and don't consider it necessary really by the time my babies move to a full-sized crib (when sleeping through the night, they move out of Mommy and Daddy's room and the cosleeping crib).
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February 22nd, 2013, 03:48 PM
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I have never used a crib for my son and won't for my little girl either, he used his swing and PAC and play until 15 months and I put him in a toddler bed .
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February 22nd, 2013, 10:14 PM
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We've always used bumpers but they really aren't necessary until they are actively rolling and tossing and turning in their sleep. My kids always managed to get a leg or foot caught in the slats if a bumper wasn't there. And really, as a newborn or an infant that can't roll yet, I don't see how they can "suffocate" if they don't even move yet.

I always thought SIDS was "sudden" not "suffocation". I hate that they include suffocation in with SIDS. SIDS usually means there is no visible reason and I think that suffocation is clearly a visible reason.
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February 22nd, 2013, 10:18 PM
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We've always used bumpers but they really aren't necessary until they are actively rolling and tossing and turning in their sleep. My kids always managed to get a leg or foot caught in the slats if a bumper wasn't there. And really, as a newborn or an infant that can't roll yet, I don't see how they can "suffocate" if they don't even move yet.

I always thought SIDS was "sudden" not "suffocation". I hate that they include suffocation in with SIDS. SIDS usually means there is no visible reason and I think that suffocation is clearly a visible reason.
SIDS is "sudden infant death syndrome." Most times doctors can't tell what an infant may have passed away from which leads them to believe it was some sort of suffocation.
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February 24th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Bumper pads are not a risk only for suffacation, and that is a different classification then SIDS. To be a sids death the infant has to meet very specific criteria.

anything that stops the air from properly circuating is a risk, also anything that will heat up the tempature in the crib. So bumper pads interfears with the flow of air and therefor could be a SIDS risk.

They are an additional risk due to the possiblity of suffication but do mix that with the risk of sids.
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February 24th, 2013, 09:05 PM
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We do bumpers from day 1 until they either move out of the crib or I get tired of washing it and stop putting it in the crib. My kids like to sleep with their backs against something. With the bumper they would sleep up against that. Once they move into a big bed they will back against the wall. Not always but enough to want a cushion or something there.
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February 25th, 2013, 05:46 AM
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For DS, I had the bumper in the crib at about 8 weeks... same reasoning as many have mentioned. He was able to easily roll around at that point (both ways) and his arms and legs were getting caught in between the bars.
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February 25th, 2013, 06:05 AM
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I co-sleep and use the crib when they are older. I don't use bumpers. They are sort of a pain to me, pacis get lost in them and they make it hard to change the sheets.
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February 25th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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I co-sleep so I haven't never felt the need to use a bumper. I have always had my babies in the bed with me right now I have not only my almost 3 week old in there but my almost 18 month old sleeps beside her daddy.
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February 25th, 2013, 08:45 PM
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I put the bumper in my crib. Looks really cute and I think that is all it will be used for is decoration as I doubt it will ever get used. Baby ended up wrapping dad around his little figure and weasled his way into our bed. Mama loves it though.
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