Can My Baby's Leg Get Stuck In The Crib Bumpers And Bars?

By angela at 2020-09-01 • 0 collector • 134 pageviews


Additionally, the risk of a serious injury, such as a broken limb, is low. As chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics SIDS task force Rachel Moon explained to CNN, babies may be uncomfortable with a leg stuck in the crib slat, but the condition is not likely to be life-threatening. It creates an awkward moment for the baby, to be sure, but nothing that should require an ambulance.

Still, getting up 15 times a night to free the child's foot is far from an ideal situation, so many parents consider using a crib bumper. Hey, it is one way to make sure the kid's limbs stay put, right? Maybe not. According to Baby Center, crib bumpers pose a suffcation risk,as they may impede air flow to the crib. Even the mesh liners are not recommended.

Instead, consider using a sleep sack for babies who are under 1 year of age, as recommended by the Riley Hospital for Children. It prevents them from attempting to break out of the crib while offering warmth and comfort. For what it's worth, though, stuck limbs are a problems that will not go on forever. Soon enough, the baby will be too big for any appendages to get stuck in the crib bumpers.

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