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Are Cute Bumpers Worth the Risk?

When planning for baby, does nursery decor or the infant's well-being take precedence? Fearing SIDS and their tots getting tangled in bedding, many moms strip their cradles and cribs of bumpers and blankets. Others like the look of a cozy room and feel confident letting their child sleep in a cushioned environment. What is your opinion?

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FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
There are some really cute ones that I liked the look of, and like meandtheo said, when she was still tiny and couldn't roll around in bed I used them. Now I use the breathable bumpers since she is a wild sleeper!
meandtheo meandtheo 7 years
i used them when my daughter was really little and couldn't turn over, then when she could i took them out. then when she got big enough to maneuver on her own i put them back in...
LilaBo LilaBo 7 years
it doesn't have to be a big fluffy bumper-- my girls always slept with their heads pressed against the rails so i used one with both.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
It wasn't worth the risk for me, so I never used the bumper. Instead, I turned it into the window valance and it's very cute. And I made sure to get a crib set with a cute skirt. My son is 19 months old now and still sleeps with nothing in his crib but a small lovey. (we have tried blankets/stuffed animals more recently, but he throws them out)
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