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Crib Bumpers

Postby janiebean » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:57 am

So, I got a beautiful crib bumper in my bedding set and someone told me I shouldn't use it because it may increase the risk of SIDS. (great, one more thing to be scared about :? )
I tried doing a little research but found some conflicting info.
Anyone know anything about this? Any input would be appreciated.
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Postby kgibsoncarr » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:55 am

In newborn care class we were told either (a) don't use them at all or (b) if you do use them, make sure every time you put your baby down in their crib that you tighten all the straps so that it doesn't come undone.
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Postby tink95fl » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:56 am

You should use a bumper because of an increase risk of suffication and SIDS. I think most people think they are the same but that's not ture. I found this on a SIDS web site.

Another theory is that stomach sleeping can increase an infant's risk of "rebreathing" his or her own exhaled air, particularly if the infant is sleeping on a soft mattress or with bedding, stuffed toys, or a pillow near the face. In that scenario, the soft surface could create a small enclosure around the baby's mouth and trap exhaled air. As the baby breathes exhaled air, the oxygen level in the body drops and carbon dioxide accumulates. Eventually, this lack of oxygen could contribute to SIDS.

Also, infants who succumb to SIDS may have an abnormality in the arcuate nucleus, a part of the brain that may help control breathing and awakening during sleep. If a baby is breathing stale air and not getting enough oxygen, the brain usually triggers the baby to wake up and cry. That movement changes the breathing and heart rate, making up for the lack of oxygen. But a problem with the arcuate nucleus could deprive the baby of this involuntary reaction and put him or her at greater risk for SIDS.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sleep/sids.html
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Postby cappy81 » Sun May 10, 2009 12:15 pm

The American Academy of pediatrics advises against the use of crib bumpers. Bumpers supposedly interfere with "free air" coming in through the sides of the crib. Also the concern about a baby bumping their head against the crib w/o a bumper is supposedly nothing to worry about. They say that baies do not have enough force to hit their head hard enough againsty wood to cause an injury.
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Postby Kelly13 » Fri May 15, 2009 9:31 am

I used Breathable Bumpers with my son.

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Postby jnormandeau » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:04 pm

We also use breathable bumpers in our crib.
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Postby Miles » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:13 pm

We have the breathable ones. My LO is 14 mos old and we still have them. We had the regular bumpers and it seemed when she was able to wiggle and turn over she would smash her face in the bumpers and I would be very scared that she couldnt breath. So we took them out, but sadly she did move so much she was hitting the side of the crib very hard to where she would make marks on her body. So someone told me about the breathable ones, I found some used ones on another board paid only 10 dollars for them. If we do have another one Ill be using them as well.
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Postby sugarstar » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:31 am

I use the breathable ones because Poppy sleeps on her belly and she "inchworms" her way around the crib and her arms and legs were dangling outside of the crib in the morning. :? I also have a gorgeous bumper but I don't think I'll be using it till way later on.
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Postby Tracylee » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:56 am

I have used bumpers with both my kids and all is well. The only time I removed them was around 9 months for some reason my daughter decided she liked to smush her face up against them to go to sleep (comfort thing I guess) but it made me a lil nervous so I took them away. They went back a few weeks later when she stopped doing it.
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:38 am

Kelly13 wrote:I used Breathable Bumpers with my son.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... =107533245


us too! we had to switch to the breathable bumper when DD was about 3.5 months cuz she started rolling over in her crib and i was nervous she was going to roll face first into the bumper and not be able to breath. the breathable bumpers are GREAT - not only do they support air flow, but they also prevent your LO from using them as a step when they get old enough to stand!
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Postby lbabydustw » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:43 pm

amanda17988 wrote:angel care monitor that alarms if he were to stop breathing, !


What is this? I have never heard of it!
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