Can Babies Get Stuck in Crib Bumpers?


Babies are wriggly little creatures. Even in the depths of sleep, many babies move in a way that would impress a professional contortionist. These slumbering antics might concern parents, though."Can my baby's legs get stuck in the crib bumpers and bars." is just one question parents may wonder about.

It is somewhat common for babies to get caught in the crib. According to ChildrensMD, babies who are 7 to 9 months old are particularly prone to getting legs or feet stuck in the slats of the crib. Upset and unable to free the limb, these babies will cry until help arrives (and then promptly get the other foot stuck between crib slats). It is a rough situation for everyone.

Although this scenario is concerning for babies and parents alike, the risk of injury from getting stuck in the crib bumpers is relatively minor. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the space between crib slats can only be 2.38 inches wide or smaller. As long as the crib bumpers meets the CPSC standards, a foot or leg might get caught between the slats, but nothing more. The baby's head or torso is not likely to get stuck.

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