Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Long Do I Need Crib Bumper Pads

Share
1

1
When is it safe to take the bumper pads off of my crib?

When is it safe to take the bumper pads off of my crib?

Now: Bumper pads on cribs are not a necessity. In fact, they could pose a suffocation or entrapment risk to infants and toddlers. They may look cute because they match the room decor, but honestly, the risk of an infant suffocating or strangling is just not worth it. I would remove them now and urge other parents to not use them at all. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Is it safe to use crib bumpers?

Is it safe to use crib bumpers?

No: Crib bumpers have been shown to be a major suffocation and strangulation risk for infants. Although sold as part of elaborate crib bedding ensembles, crib bumpers are not needed, and in fact, they are hazardous to your baby's sleep health. When preparing your baby's crib, keep this in mind: bare, boring, and no crib bumpers. Use only a tight fitting mattress and crib sheet in your baby's crib. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
My 9 month old slept with a smell in her crib from her new bumpers. Can this hurt her?

My 9 month old slept with a smell in her crib from her new bumpers. Can this hurt her?

Smell: do you mean that the bumpers smelled? The smell (unless that of a poison or tobacco smoke) is unlikely to harm a baby. However, bumpers can harm a baby. It is recommended that you remove bumpers from your child's crib. They are not shown to reduce injury and many children get stuck or trapped in them every year. Please talk with you pediatrician about safe bedding for babies. ...Read more

6

6
My son is almost 7 months old and has started head butting the rails in his crib. Is it safe to put bumpers on the crib?

My son is almost 7 months old and has started head butting the rails in his crib. Is it safe to put bumpers on the crib?

Normal/no: head butting is a normal transitional behavior in some infants.It is usually a self soothing activity like thumb sucking.They do not injure their head doing this.A 7mo can suffocate if the fall asleep next to a soft toy or bumper, so don't be tempted or tragedy may be the outcome. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Are crib bumpers really unsafe for babies? Are the breathable mesh options safer? I'm worried about her getting her hands stuck if i don't use one.

Crib safety: Any bumper is unsafe. You want as little as possible in your child's crib to reduce suffocation hazards. Pillows should also be avoided. Here is a video from the consumer product safety commission about crib safety tips: http://www.Cpsc.Gov/safety-education/safety-education-centers/cribs/. ...Read more

9

9
Is it ok to buy a used crib?

Is it ok to buy a used crib?

Not recommended: Many older cribs are no longer deemed safe under new safety rules, so it is safer to buy a new crib that meets current safety standards. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Why are drop-side cribs unsafe?

Why are drop-side cribs unsafe?

Injuries: There have been reports of babies' heads being caught in the rails as they come down. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer