With baby number one, there was no talk of baby bumpers killing kids. At least I don’t remember it being an issue. It was just something I put in the crib to create a cushion between baby and a hard wooden surface.
Frankly, I didn’t even think much of it.
Now, my word, the mention of a crib bumper and people look at you cross-eyed. Like, how could you ever considering using one and putting your innocent baby in danger! Don’t you know they kill?!
Ok, I may be exaggerating, but I did have an awkward conversation last year with a friend who asked if I needed anything for my soon-to-be-born baby boy. I mentioned a bumper and she gave me the third degree. I wasn’t yet aware of the latest safety concerns. I simply used one with my first. It was all I knew.
So I’ve gone bumper-less, but I have to say I miss them. Little Bean is quite the active sleeper. He’s all over the crib and there have been more than a few times he’s woken up with bar marks on the top of his little head.
He also has this horrible habit of getting his is arms and legs stuck in the crib ALL. THE. TIME.
It’s so annoying! Sometimes I have to sneak him and unstick him 2-3 times a night.
Does anyone still use a bumper? Anyone have a bumper-less solution? Am I the only one who misses them?