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8745353 tn?1409278909

crib liner/bumpers

Are you using one in your crib? I know bumpers aren't safe but what about the mesh liners that are out now?
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Avatar universal
My sil sent me some but I didn't put anything in my first sons sleeping area just out of being a paranoid first time mum lol.
I don't think I will with this one either, baby stays in my room for the first year anyways.
8255052 tn?1399861806
I'm using a bumper and I have it tucked in so tight also being swaddled and so small I know she won't move much!
134578 tn?1614729226
I was always worried that even with the mesh, if the baby got his face pressed into it and was still young enough that his neck was not strong enough to move out of the position, a tight mesh liner could press the nose shut about as well as a thicker bumper would.  Although it seemed like a better idea than the solid bumper, I didn't even use the mesh ones.
7552771 tn?1469929649
I had a padded bumper with my first and he never had his face on it. Ill have a bumper with this one too. His crib is going to be in my room like 4 ft away so I'll be checking on him constantly.
8745353 tn?1409278909
I just put my mesh liner on and secured it really tight. I'm gonna swaddle her and her crib is about 4 feet away from me as well. I just wanna be safe.
Avatar universal
I'm using them. I did with my daughter too. I don't see how ppl keep saying they are not safe,if they were not then they would be recalled like anything else. My sil thought they were dangerous and her daughter almost fractured her foot cause she did not use them and her daughter got her foot stuck in the bars of the crib and her foot was black and blue for 2-3 weeks and she had to get xrays done every week till the bruising went away.
Avatar universal
You just do what your comfortable with lovely!!!!

Personally we won't use anything until she can roll over an support her neck unassisted. Just a swaddle and blanket

All the best x
134578 tn?1614729226
This is what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say.
"Bumper pads should never be used in infants’ cribs, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This recommendation, issued as part of an updated and expanded set of guidelines on safe sleep and SIDS prevention for babies, is the first time the AAP has officially come out against the use of crib bumpers. According to the AAP, there is no evidence that bumpers protect against injury, but they do carry a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment because infants lack the motor skills or strength to turn their heads should they roll into something that obstructs their breathing.

When the AAP issued its last policy statement on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in 2005, it recommended using bumpers that were thin, firm, well secured and not ‘pillowlike.’ What’s behind the change in thinking to remove bumpers altogether? Recent studies have shown that bumper pads may be far more hazardous than previously thought. “In 2005, when we last published a policy statement and recommendations, we had some concerns about bumper pads, but we didn’t really have a lot of evidence that this was a real problem,” said Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, of the Children’s National  Medical Center in Washington, DC, chairperson of the AAP SIDS task force and lead author of the new guidelines. “Since then, there have been some published studies looking at bumper pads, and we concluded that if there’s no reason for them to be in the crib, it’s better to just have them out of there, particularly in light of the deaths that have been reported, that have been associated with the bumper pads.”

Since the AAP released its landmark guidelines in 1992 that all babies be placed on their backs to sleep, deaths from SIDS dramatically decreased initially, but have plateaued in recent years. At the same time, sleep-related deaths from other causes, including suffocation, entrapment and asphyxia, have increased."
9445847 tn?1408059755
I won't use them until my baby can roll over (more than once) and pick his/her head up. I used them with my son after he could pick his head up and roll over because he constantly got his foot or arm stuck in the rails.
Do whatever is gonna keep your mind at peace. :) good luck! <3
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