Why Crib Bumper Pads Are Not Safe

By angela at 2020-09-09 • 0 collector • 157 pageviews


Baby Safe Crib Bumper Pads are used to supposedly protect newborns from hitting their head on the crib’s slats and from preventing their arms and legs from getting caught between rails. However, many health organizations advise against using the crib bumper pads as a measure to protect your baby, because they are dangerous.

Moreover, the same health agencies do claim there is no evidence crib bumper pads can actually prevent injuries. I take this statement with a grain of salt, since I am yet to find a study that compares the number of injuries in babies that sleep in a crib with bumper pads vs a crib with no bumper pads.

If the baby gets stuck in the crib’s slats, he will either try to remove his arm or leg, or make enough noise to get his parent’s attention. Theoretically, there’s no need for bumper pads.

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