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Crib bumpers, do I need one?


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#1 Heady

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:13 PM

Our 7 month old just moved from a pack and play to a crib. Does he need a bumper. If it's a safety issue, I'll get it!!

#2 unbroken_chain

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:57 PM

There is a school of thought that they pose more risk then offer benefit.... like, they may prevent minor injuries, bumps and bruises but the risk of suffocation exists so.... well... there you go

#3 syd_25

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:23 PM

http://latino.foxnew...se-suffocation/

#4 Raynequeen

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:29 PM

http://abcnews.go.co...=4509124&page=1

#5 Mama Kel

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:33 PM

I don't think so. they cause more risk than safety

#6 Heady

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:50 PM

Thanks for saving me $30. I owe you each a :beer:

Appreciate the feedback :v:

#7 In A Violent Way

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:54 PM

I don't think so, but you do need ...


wait for it ...



... more cowbell!

#8 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:37 PM

:lol:

Babies loooooove cowbell! :cow:

#9 Mama Kel

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:12 AM

seconded on the cowbell! It drowns out the crying :lol:

#10 Wende

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:54 PM

Human error causes those deaths. Not the pads. There are a couple dozen, at most, accusations towards bumpers, yet no firm evidence.

Now they are deemed evil. Silliness.

#11 Mama Kel

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:47 PM

I'm not saying so much that they are dangerous as much as I am saying that they're kinda worthless & if I did it all over again, I wouldn't bother

#12 Wende

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:31 PM

Gotcha.

My daughter has to have one. She crawls in her sleep and bonks her head on the railing, over and over and over until she wakes up crying. We got it on tape. It was actually pretty cute.:funny1:

She sleeps right through the night now.

#13 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:06 PM

we didn't bother with one for lily. when she was about 9 months old, she got her leg stuck in the crib and cried bloody murder because it scared her. she was fine after we showed her how to get it out of there, and she never did it again. :funny1:

if you have the money to spare, there are vertical bumpers that are individual and go around each slat of the crib. they're pretty expensive, but are cute and will help with the head bumps and whatnot.
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#14 Heady

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:50 AM

My son hasn't started crawling yet, so I guess this hasn't become a concern. He's an active bugger, so we'll see

#15 Mama Kel

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:39 PM

we didn't bother with one for lily. when she was about 9 months old, she got her leg stuck in the crib and cried bloody murder because it scared her. she was fine after we showed her how to get it out of there, and she never did it again. :funny1:


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Both Catie & Jess did this WITH bumpers on!! :rolleyes: They never bonked their heads hard enough for those things to matter much

#16 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:51 AM

yeah, both my girls are spazzoid sleepers and flail around all night long, but we've yet to get a head bonk bad enough to wake the ginger terror from her slumber. mackenna doesn't even wake up when she falls out of bed. just sleeps in a lump on the floor where she falls and wakes up going "what the??" in the morning. :lol:

#17 Wende

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:43 AM

Oh my that is too cute and funny all in one. :lol:

#18 unbroken_chain

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

also a must have for the baby holder:
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#19 elder

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:20 PM

Had them for my daughter, the perfect baby, and she basically ignored them.
My son, on the other hand, would take them apart, pile them up, and attempt his escapes that way.

Other times he would just take everything, bumpers, toys, blankets, and throw them on the floor.

They're all different :smile:

#20 georgi

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:45 PM

I saw a story on the news a few weeks ago that they are dangerous. I love how every crib set comes with one nowadays. Makes no sense if they are so dangerous. :lol:

#21 Phishfolk

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:09 PM

Everything is dangerous for a baby. EVERY DAMN THING :lol:

#22 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

Everything is dangerous for a baby. EVERY DAMN THING :lol:



are you still mad because i said you can't get lily ninja throwing stars for christmas? geeeez. :rolleyes:

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#23 Wende

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:39 PM

Everything is dangerous for a baby. EVERY DAMN THING :lol:


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Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!

And most of it is user errors. Idiots.
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#24 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:50 AM

You mean I should give my newborn nephew a can of naptha for Christmas? :dunno:

#25 Phishfolk

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:07 PM

'
Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!

And most of it is user errors. Idiots.
:funny1:


Right!!!!?

Who the hell sticks their leg through wooden slats, spins around, gets stuck then screams until someone much bigger then them frees them?

:rolling:

#26 Wende

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:44 AM

Is this a trick question?

#27 Phishfolk

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:03 PM

More of a rhetorical question :lol:

#28 Wende

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:21 PM

You're a rhetorical question.

#29 Wende

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:22 PM

:coffee:

#30 georgi

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:41 PM

Everything is dangerous for a baby. EVERY DAMN THING :lol:


Babyproofing our house is going to be so much fun. :lol:

#31 Mama Kel

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:11 AM

Babyproofing our house is going to be so much fun. :lol:


I wouldn't stress it - every kid is different. With Cate - my oldest - I could've left the house with knives in her lap & an open bottle of bleach & she wouldn't have done anything. Jess on the other hand, we had to bolt furniture to walls and lock down like fort knox! :shocked::lol:

#32 Wende

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:02 PM

Yea, we baby proofed as needed.

#33 georgi

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

The ultrasound technician seemed to think our child is going to be a handful because baby wouldn't cooperate during the ultrasound. Kept standing on his/her head, and turning around backwards. It was quite funny. :funny1:

#34 Geminimoon

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

I don't know what to do....

I am torn about using them or not using them...

#35 Sunny Sunshine

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

Oliver got his leg stuck in the slats without them. If you're really paranoid about it, get the breathable ones. I never worried about him suffocating on them. We have a mattress that fits the crib correctly so he wasn't going to get jammed between the mattress and the bumpers. Different strokes for different folks though

#36 Wende

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

user errors makes it hard for others. I wouldn't stress about using a bumper. They make them now so they are pretty attached good with not much slack.

I tried removing my babies only to have her wake up 5 times during the night because she kept bonking on the bars or getting her legs and arms stuck. :lol:

#37 Geminimoon

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:28 PM

I have decided to use them....

I have found the crib I want and a mattress that fits snugly so there is no gap.

#38 Sunny Sunshine

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:59 PM

Perfect :) And if you change your mind, they aren't permanent :smile: