Traditional Crib Bumpers

By angela at 2020-09-04 • 0 collector • 142 pageviews

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The American Academy of Pediatrics also states crib bumpers should never be used — and the warnings don't stop there.

Alison Jacobson, aka "The Saftey Mom," lost her son, Connor, to SIDS, and now she's the CEO of CJ First Candle, an organization that works to prevent and eliminate SIDS.

"There's just no need for crib bumpers," she urges. "Parents worry about their child getting an arm or leg caught in the rails, but crib bumpers can lead to major issues."

The potential danger related to traditional crib bumpers is clear. For many parents, however, bumpers are still an essential part of outfitting their little one's crib. Jacobsen, who works with families that have trouble parting with the idea of crib bumpers, recommends going the mesh route.

"Some parents will be purists and choose nothing at all, but for parents who want to use a crib bumper, mesh is the only way to go," she says.


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