Quoting Cheeks mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" My daughter still got her limbs stuck and ... [snip!] ... I swear, DD must wait til bed time and all the sudden she is this little wiggle worm and gets Everywhere in her crib."
Babies are so funny lol.
Quoting Courtney [36 weeks]:" My mom used them with me and my brother. I used one with my son and I will be using one with this baby. ... [snip!] ... it happens.. but how often? IMO, it's much safer than my child's arm or leg getting stuck, hurt &/or bruised to hell. "
Thank you Courtney for your feedback, And I agree on looking at both angles for safety. Still trying to decide what I will do in the end when my son is born, but hopefully hearing a wide view will help me think over all areas.
Quoting 3 little monsters:" I used them but I can see how they could be unsafe, the material usually isn't very breathable and they ... [snip!] ... roll back over they could suffocate. My kids weren't big movers in their sleep though so I wasn't super worried about it. "
I agree and that is definatley a reason too think it through, based on a mothers comfort with safety and also based on your child in question. Good reply thank you!
<blockquote><b>Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:</b>" my crib is new and the rails are so close together I dont need crib bumpers to worry about legs or arms ... [snip!] ... feel they are unsafe....people have fallen and landed on forks....forks can be "dangerous" im not gonna stop using them."</blockquote>
What is up with the ridiculous comparisons?
Children suffocate enough with bumpers that they specifically advise you not to use them. They cannot physically tell their body to move when they face gets pressed into the bumper, which can cause DEATH. Is that not motivation enough? An adult using a fork is an absurd comparison to making sure your child doesn't die because you didn't feel like heeding warnings about SIDS.
Both of these links give a little more info, Its not something I had already heard of but in the top link it does state that the thin bumpers (which we have) pose less of a risk.
I don't think it has put me off using the ones i already have though as our cot is very wide (cot bed) AND the bumpers are very thin anyway. I'm more surprised that I hadn't heard of it before
Quoting *Mac and Keagan's Momma*:" We used breathable bumpers for our kids. They prevented them from getting limbs caught. But as everyone has said it's your child so it is your choice."
Thank you and I will be looking into those as well and weigh all my options, do you mean that they where mesh? or what kind of material?
<blockquote><b>Quoting Erin Krumwiede:</b>" I am not trying to be insensitive, but I also am looking at the lives blankets have saved. Both sides ... [snip!] ... will still use a crib for my son after my experiances...I will just be watching and looking at safety as well as sensibility. "</blockquote>
Lives blankets have saved? Are you planning on having your baby sleep in the arctic tundra?
<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" Babies are so funny lol."</blockquote>
Endless entertainment and anxiety, lol
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Erin Krumwiede:</b>" I am not trying to be insensitive, but ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> Lives blankets have saved? Are you planning on having your baby sleep in the arctic tundra?"
Maybe it's super duper cold in Minnesota?
<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" Maybe it's super duper cold in Minnesota?"</blockquote>
I thought thermostats were universal in homes at this point.
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Erin Krumwiede:</b>" Agreed I suppose it will be awhile till ... [snip!] ... yourself if you had bumpers and blankets because you thought it was all crap, and your child became a victim of rebreathing?"
I realize you have a very strong opinion in this matter and I am glad, in no way was I blaming the media for suffocating children, that is silly. No I am merely stating that even with the media talking about it one way or another that does not make it 100% effective, and when confronted with the percentage rates of this happening I am looking at a wider picture than just what they tell me.
If I relied on the media for everything regarding my child what would be the use of the word Mother? Higher survival rate in this area, although if we look at any amount of issues that babies can come across while growing and us even as adults, we are never perfectly safe...Life is a blessing and we can cherish every moment of it and we can protect ourselves against accidents but in the end the media cannot prevent things anymore than sometimes we can.
Like I said though I appreciate your strong opinion on this and am glad you have the forthrightness to discuss with me.
And no if my child were to pass away before me for any reason, I would never forgive myself even if they were grown and there was nothing I could do about it... That does not mean I can just jump on every bandwagon that claims they know what is best...I must seek the truth myself,.
Quoting meggymama:" I haven't heard of this before. Is there a link to info at all? I have only heard of the suffocation risk when the bumpers become dettached :( I had considered myself well informed on their safe use."
I have been trying to find every scrap of information as well so do not feel bad it is hard too find! I hope we can come to the bottom of it though, If anybody has links to studies on it feel free to post so we may all look!
Quoting Erin Krumwiede:" I am glad you gave your opinion, and that is exactly why I am looking at every angle of safety for my ... [snip!] ... the frightened bandwagon. Once again though I appreciate your opinion and posting, and hope you do not mind my blunt answer! :)"
I also know that children have died from allergies, from bug bites, from water, and also car fumes, but I still drive my car?
I'm not getting the connection here, LOL. Suffocation from not having the motor skills to roll away from a crib bumper directly relate to crib bumpers. Dying in a car crash would directly relate to driving a car. Dying from allergies, bug bites and water doesn't have anything to do with driving. Car fumes do in a long stretch of the imagination because you have to run the car in an enclosed area for a long time for that to happen so you wouldn't be actually driving the car.
You have to decide what's right for your own children but it's not a bad thing to be informed of the potential dangers. I gave my youngest water as an infant because we lived on a very hot tropical island and I worried about dehydration. I didn't replace her meals with it or let her drink large amounts, just a few sips between formula when we were outside for long periods of time. I knew the potential for danger so I was careful about how much and how often she had it. Same with crib bumpers, know the risks and make an informed decision on it.
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:</b>" my crib is new and the rails are ... [snip!] ... a fork is an absurd comparison to making sure your child doesn't die because you didn't feel like heeding warnings about SIDS."
uhmm if youre child died from suffocation then they did not die from SIDS. SIDS have no known cause of death, suffocation is a cause of death.
Its not that absurb. A newborn shouldnt be able to roll so if they are in the middle of a crib you should be fine, personally when theyre that young I use bassinets. By the age of a child being able to roll and roll into a crib bumper they should be able to move their head, like my nurses said to me when I was breastfeeding and concerned about my b**b smothering the baby "the baby wants to breathe more than it wants to eat or sleep she will move her head" and low and behold she would. not saying accidents dont happen but I personally am not concerned about crib bumpers. And I dont thin kits that ridiculous of a comparison, I honestly think MY kids are more likely to fall with a fork then suffocate from a crib bumper. I even know a 40 year old who lost her eye as a child to a fork.
Quoting Cheeks mom:" DD just started sleeping in her crib. She loves putting her hands/feet between the bars, and pressing ... [snip!] ... IMO.. However, if she keeps up stick her hands and feet in, I might get bumpers when she's older so she doesn't get stuck"
Thank you for your comment, It is very helpful to hear of others experiances and that makes me ask as I think someone else posted at what age does this worry go away and we can put bumpers on?