Prevention Have Recommended Against the Use of Cirb Bumpers

By angela at 2020-09-09 • 0 collector • 160 pageviews


Despite the data and warnings of danger, crib bumpers remain popular.

Major health organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended against the use of crib bumpers.

Currently, there are no federal regulations regarding crib bumpers, but the state of Maryland banned their sale in 2013 and the city of Chicago did so in 2011.

The authors urge the CPSC follow their lead. "A ban on crib bumpers would reinforce the message that no soft bedding of any kind should be placed inside a baby's crib," Thach said. "There is one sure-fire way to prevent infant deaths from crib bumpers: Don't use them, ever."

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