Its been more than a year since the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its sleep guidelines to officially advocate against the use of crib bumpers, and last week, Maryland became the first state to officially instate a bumper ban.
While many moms simply remove the offending piece from their lil ones' cribs, they've still paid (often a hefty price) for the padded fabric that is going to waste. Rather than throw money down the drain, parents in search of safe, AAP-approved crib sets can now find a variety of bumperless options to complement their nursery. While some simply play up the crib sheet and crib skirt, others are specifically designed to mimic the bumper look, without the actual product. Keep reading to see some of our favorite options!