Are Mesh Crib Bumpers Safe?

By angela at 2020-09-11 • 0 collector • 144 pageviews


The bulk of the CPSC investigation into crib bumper safety focused on padded crib bumpers, and the agency says there’s currently not enough evidence to say whether mesh crib bumpers are safe or unsafe, citing a need for more research.

In the meantime, it’s obviously better to be safe than sorry. While mesh crib bumpers may seem more breathable, it doesn’t mean they’re suffocation-proof. “Even with mesh bumpers, the same safety concerns are there,” Hammond says. “We advise against using them.”

Bottom line: The best way to keep baby safe in her crib is to follow the AAP’s safe sleep guidelines. Place baby to sleep on her back with nothing in the crib—that means no blankets, pillows, stuffed toys or crib bumpers—except a fitted sheet.

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