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5 Creative Ways to Repurpose A Baby Bumper

By melissaejordan |

Too Dangerous for the crib? Now what?

With all the news that crib bumpers are a no-no, I’ve been thinking that there has to be something I can do with the one I’ve got – the fabric is really nice, it matches the rest of the nursery, and it’s plush enough that there must be dozens of other uses for it. Leave it to the powers of Pinterest to help me find 5 ways to re-use a crib bumper in your little  one’s nursery

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5 New Things to do with Your Old Crib Bumper

Window Valance

Continue the theme of your baby's bedding by turning their bumper into a charming window valance.

You can find the how-tos here:

Window Valance

Book Pocket

Toddler Bed Pillow

Nap Mat

Teething Guard

Do you have any ideas for how to repurpose your crib bumper? I’m thinking someone could use it to make seating for a reading nook or some sort of table corner guard?!? Share your ideas if you have them!


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Melissa Jordan wrote for Babble’s Baby’s First Year, where she chronicled the challenges and joys of parenting a toddler and a brand-new baby. More of her work can be found on her blog, Dear Baby, which is Jordan's personal narrative of her experiences with pregnancy and becoming a new mother.

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5 thoughts on “5 Creative Ways to Repurpose A Baby Bumper

  1. angela says:

    i used mine 2 go around my entertainment center when my babygirl was just learning how 2 crawl an roll so she wouldnt hit her head. now she can climb am makeing baby blocks with the stuffing an my fav onsies she grew out of!….hope this gives a creative vibe!

  2. Nancy Holtzman RN IBCLC says:

    Those are great and creative! Love the bolster pillow and the nap mat.

  3. Karen L says:

    Genius! I can’t decide between these ideas.

  4. Jamee says:

    My friend katie cut the panels out and sewed it together to make another blanket. Its really cute but you need more fabric to add to the bumper

  5. Tammy M. says:

    I have been “collecting” bumpers from people and will be using the 1st 4 ideas. I’m not thrilled with the teething guard one just because I have Super Monkey child!

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