One crucial thing that new moms and dads need to learn about right off the bat is baby crib safety. Safety in a baby’s crib means starkness, no loose bedding or blankets, no stuffed animals, NOTHING that could potential interfere with babies breathing. Why? Something called SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is believed in some cases to happen because a baby’s breathing was obstructed. Make sure to discuss SIDS with your doctor and to do everything you need to do to keep your baby safe. In this video, I get into the basic of baby crib safety, SIDS awareness, and crib bumpers.
Are Crib Bumpers Safe?
Crib bumpers are an important part of this picture because SIDS awareness doesn’t only mean thinking about what lies in the crib, it also means looking at what can go AROUND the crib, I,e, bumpers. Crib bumpers, although pretty, are sort of an odd thing. In the beginning, they are purely decorative. As soon as the baby is moving around the crib at all, you need to take the bumpers out because you don’t want the baby’s mouth or nose to get caught under the bumper, because it could impact his breathing. With my later kids, I just said bye-bye bumpers.
What did you put in your baby’s crib, and how did you approach crib bumpers? Share your thoughts and experiences here and thanks so much for watching.
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