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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Yes , & practical: Matress covers are a good investment when it comes to the average kid who pukes/leaks or otherwise decorates your life. ...Read more
Wait...: I don't generally recommend any objects in the crib except your baby. If you must i would at least wait until over one year in age, probably closer to two years. After one year the risk of sids is greatly diminished but i would recommend a longer period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: As long as it takes to get the odor out. ...Read more
Autistic 3-year-old wakes up very early (around 5:30 a.m.) and wanders around the house. How can I keep him safe? He sleeps in a crib but climbs out.
Safeguard all doors: Autistic children often show signs of distraction and high activity levels.Getting out of their beds and walking around the house is very common. Door stop alarms will alert you if the child got out of his crib by producing a loud,shrilling noise when the door is attempted to be opened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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