Crib Bumper NO-YES-Or on the outside?

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Crib Bumper NO-YES-Or on the outside?
Mon, 10-27-2008 - 10:55pm

My DS will be going into his crib from the co-sleeper in another month or so and DH and I are having a discussion (okay, disagreement! LOL) about the bumpers.


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Registered: 05-09-2008
Tue, 10-28-2008 - 5:58am

Hi Rachelle!

We had ours on the outside of the crib with DS and my plan WAS to put it on the outside this time as well.

Mom to Jeffrey, a 7 year old ball of fire,&nbs

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Registered: 12-21-2004
Tue, 10-28-2008 - 9:34am
No bumper as they aren't really necessary and are suspected in SIDS-related deaths and suffocation deaths.
Tracy, 40
DH, 44
DD-18, DD-15, DD-11, DSS-9, DS-2.5
due 4/27

Tracy, 40
DH, 44
DaD-28, DD-18, DD-15, DD-11, DSS-10, DS-3


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Registered: 12-24-2006
Tue, 10-28-2008 - 11:23am

If I were to use a crib, which I probably wont because I'm such a co-sleeping addict,

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Registered: 05-16-2007
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 1:02am

I have a bumper inside the crib, I have always had a bumper inside the crib with all my babies, my son moves so much around in the bed and his head would be banging on the bars, its tied to the bars and tucked in the sides and is a super tight fit. so I am not worried about him getting hurt. his little head would be totally bruised if I didnt have one.

of course the baby slept with me till he was 6 months sooo, I guess i was past the super dangerous sids time between 2-4 months

anyway I have a bumper in the crib.. never heard of a putting the bumper on the outside that sounds silly

baby development

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Registered: 01-27-2008
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 5:32pm

We bought the mesh crib bumper but that didn't work out since it was too flimsy so we returned it to the store. I plan on buying another one but never even thought of putting it outside the crib.

But now that I think about it, when we do get one I will place it outside of the crib. Might be safer that way. I am afraid of the crib bumper falling on my daughter when she's sleeping or when she's older, she might use it

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Registered: 01-10-2008
Sun, 11-09-2008 - 10:28pm

Hi Rachelle,

As Kimberlee is approaching 6 months and will be moving in to her crib fairly soon, I have chose against a bumper. I don't fear sids or suffication really being she rolls and all. I am concerned about them using it as a step to get out and getting tangled with it. When my son was young a person in my town, their child got hurt from getting his foot caught when trying to climb out and He luckily only dangled by his leg and didnt get hurt bad cause she went in when she heard him cry. That always sits in my mind and well I've read to many pros and cons about them.
Anyways, your lil guy is a cutie..

Take care, Sue

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Registered: 11-08-2007
Wed, 11-12-2008 - 7:51pm


We have the bumper, but we have weaved it through the crib slats, so that it can't fall over on Caleb, he can't get stuck underneath it and his legs and arms can't get stuck between the slats if we didn't have it.



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Registered: 01-05-2008
Thu, 11-13-2008 - 12:10am

Wow, Monica!


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Registered: 11-15-2007
Thu, 02-26-2009 - 8:09pm

I know this subject is a few months old...but thought I'd give my imput.

When I first put my baby in her crib (at 3 months old), we had the bumpers inside the crib. Then when she started rolling over at around 4 months, shortly after she started moving around the crib all over the place. There were 2 instances were we woke up to her crying because she got her face stuck between the crib rails and the bumpers and couldn't get