So there is a lot to think about and take into consideration when having a baby. Especially when it comes to the safety and well-being of your new little one. One topic that seems to be fairly hot is crib bumpers. When I was working on the baby registry, I had put the crib bumper that went with the nursery theme. Then I did some reading and found out that the traditional crib bumpers are not safe. They can cause suffocation, strangulation, or entrapment because infants lack the motor skills to turn their heads. The American Academy of Pediatrics have released statements saying that bumper pads should never be used in infants’ cribs. I even read an article online where the bumper pads are banned in Canada. Needless to say the pooh bear bumper pad is no longer on the baby registry.
After doing more research and talking things over with hubby, we felt that there was still a need to have a guard of sorts around the crib to help prevent little legs and arms from getting caught in between the crib slats. Enter Breathable Baby. Breathable Baby was started by two emergency medicine pediatricians (according to their website). They created bedding products for cribs that are safe for baby. We picked up a breathable bumper from Target yesterday.
From the website:
Recommended and Evaluated by Leading Pediatricians! The Award-Winning, Patended, BreathableBaby Breatheable Bumper reduces the risks of suffocation, entanglement and climbing. BreathableBaby’s exclusive fabric with A.C.T. Air Channel Technology promotes airflow and helps maintain air access. Soft and padded, keeps little limbs safely inside the crib. Hypoallergenic. Machine washable and fast drying.
It’s basically like a mesh crib bumper. I’ll get a picture or two posted once we get it out of the packaging and put on the crib. We chose the chocolate-brown color. You can look at http://www.breathablebaby.com for more information and products for babies.
And we picked up the Munchkin Jelly Bean Reversible Sling.
I had been on the fence about a sling carrier as I have read that these can also cause suffocation in infants. However, the one I picked out states that it is intended for babies 4 months and older. So I won’t be using it right off the bat, but that’s okay. It’s really nice, reversible fabric. It even has extra padding for where the legs fall.
And I also decided to try out the pooh bear crib sheets hubby’s mom bought. They look so good!