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July 15th, 2014, 04:15 AM
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This topic came up on another DDC, so I thought I'd explore it here.

Will you use crib bumpers? Why or why not (lets not debate, though!)

In case anyone hasn't noticed, I am arguably an overly-cautious mama. Crib bumpers freak me out. I didn't use them with DD. Too scared of suffocation and SIDS (they do not allow airflow, and increase re-breathing of old air). So there won't be any crib bumpers for us. I just buy a fancy crib skirt and pretty bed sheets and that's all I need for crib decor.

What about you guys?
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July 15th, 2014, 05:38 AM
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I went with a breathable material one.BreathableBaby® Mesh Crib Liner in Blue Swirl Dot - buybuyBaby.com
I can't believe they sell the other kind still...
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July 15th, 2014, 06:37 AM
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I won't (and don't) use them. Aside from the safety issue, I'm a fairly practical person and don't see a need for them (while some could argue their purpose is aesthetics, I don't see them as aesthetically appealing).
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July 15th, 2014, 08:10 AM
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I did for my first 11 years ago. Aside from the safety issues honestly it was really annoying. I had it set up in his crib for the first 3 months and he probably spent maybe 10 minutes in the crib at that point. He slept in the bassinette. First night I actually put him in the crib he rolled over to the side butt all snuggled up to it, and promptly had a poopy diaper explosion! I washed and it took another few months before I got around to trying to put it back on. That was a pain. The thing is by that point my ever busy little man was pulling up and using that stupid bumper to stand on! Yeah it's cute for a second and then just a pain
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July 15th, 2014, 08:21 AM
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I won't bother with them. With DD, I spent a ton of money on a custom bedding set (incl. bumper) because I just wanted it to be "pretty". Such a waste. I took it off as soon as she started using her crib.... the bumper literally got NO use. I never put it on. I thought eventually I'd get a breathable one but, meh. Never saw a need. Every now and then an arm or thigh would seem to go through the slats... I could see on the monitor and would go in and fix her.
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July 15th, 2014, 08:55 AM
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I don't use them.
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July 15th, 2014, 09:02 AM
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Yep, we use them. However, baby won't be in the crib until 7-9 months (going off our past kids) and at that point I'm not worried about suffocation risks.
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July 15th, 2014, 10:03 AM
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I don't use them. I'm not even an overly concerned parent but it isn't worth the risk. DD never had an issue of getting stuck. If a leg or arm got through I'd just go in and move it.

I also bought one of those sets with her and it was such a waste. All we really used was the sheet and like a window thing and hamper.
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July 15th, 2014, 10:18 AM
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I won't (and don't) use them. Aside from the safety issue, I'm a fairly practical person and don't see a need for them (while some could argue their purpose is aesthetics, I don't see them as aesthetically appealing).
What she said.
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July 15th, 2014, 01:35 PM
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We use them, but reese didnt sleep in his crib until he was 7 months old so i wasnt worried about the suffocation anymore.The only reason we use them is cause he sits up and falls back and they cushion his head from the crib.
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July 15th, 2014, 02:30 PM
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I will be using one.
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July 15th, 2014, 07:43 PM
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No, we don't use them either. For safety reasons, we just have the boring crib with the fitted crib sheet with nothing else inside. A mobile hangs above though and we have a cute crib skirt.
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July 15th, 2014, 08:09 PM
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harv coslept until he was about eight months old, and after that, ive had a breathable bumper in his crib. he could roll over and stuff from waaaay earlier than that point, so i wasnt worried about the suffocation risk, and the thing is made of mesh anyway. so, i dont see any issue with it.

but, i could *easily* see him getting stuck between the rails without that barrier, since he flails like a crazy person in his sleep.

his crib converts into a toddler bed, so it will still have slats around three sides. so... im kinda worried about taking the bumper off of those three sides once we convert the crib! i forsee lots of late night screaming for mom when he gets an arm trapped.
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July 15th, 2014, 09:01 PM
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Well baby won't be in her crib for awhile as I cosleep but when she does I use a breathable mesh. Keeps arms and legs in the crib (my daughter almost broke her leg at 9 mos without it...and I have used one of these with every baby since)!
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July 16th, 2014, 02:31 AM
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I use them, I personally used them with DS until he turned one! I usually cover only 3/4 of the crib, everything i use is "breathable" plus i have a breathing alarm (not sure what the proper name is) it looks like a small mattress which you place under the babys mattress and records his or her breaths & immediately sounds an alarm when 1 is missed
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July 16th, 2014, 05:59 AM
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I use mesh/breathable ones so little arms and legs dont get stuck. Which happened once and sucked. Oh the shrieks! But baby sleeps in our room - in a co-sleeper next to our bed - for the first 3-6 months. I also worry about suffocation with co-sleeping.
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