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How Long Do I Need Crib Bumper Pads
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: As long as it takes to get the odor out. ...Read more
The past 3 days my 2yo appears to have given up naps. Is that normal? He will happily go to his crib when he is tired but no longer sleeps.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 40 weeks, I dont have a bassinet just a crib & its in another room next to ours. is this ok? also i am wondering on crib bumpers.
Yes it's ok: For baby if it's ok with you but no for the bumpers. They are not safe for a crib ...Read more
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
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