To bumper a crib, or not to bumper a crib. That is the question. Soooo obviously I know the answer is no. No bumpers in the crib. It’s one thing that we can do to help lower the risk of SIDS. So rest assured, I won’t be going out and buying any padded bumpers any time soon. BUT! They do have some benefits to them…and I need to figure out what safe substitutions can be made- if any.
So what’s the problem?
My sweet little six month old is constantly sitting up in his crib and then will at times fall off balance and nail his poor head on the wooden slats. OR he will pull on on the slats so he is standing, and will fall and bang his head. OR he will wiggle around to the point that his limbs get stuck through the slats and we have to help him out of it. OR (and this is just a minor problem…) his pacis constantly fall out of the crib. Five problems that I am hoping to fix.
What do you all suggest? Has anyone been here before? I know they make mesh bumpers which would fix two of the problems, but I’m not sure if they would help cushion William’s head as he falls. And the head banging is really my main concern. But I guess a bruised head is better than a suffocation hazard.
Any advice? Comment below!
**UPDATE: Hellllooooo “teething guards”. This is the perfect solution. They are padded “guards”, that basically act as a bumper, but they wrap around each individual crib post. Air can still flow through. Perfect.