Crib Bumpers - Roseville,CA

Updated on July 15, 2008
R.S. asks from Lincoln, CA
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When exactly do you remove the crib bumpers from the crib? My son is 10 months old and only finds them enjoyable to climb on....

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answers from San Francisco on

Recent recommendations are for NO crib bumpers due to suffocation hazards -(see

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Take them off! Once they start climbing on them, it is only a matter of time until they use them to climb OUT of the crib.
After removing the bumpers, you might find that he may push his arms/legs through the slats and may get them stuck a few times before he learns not to do it anymore. I have a friend who actually put the bumpers on the OUTSIDE of the crib to keep her child from sticking his arms and legs through the slats. It only took my naught little climber a few "stuck" times to get the picture.



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If he's climbing on them they've got to go.



answers from San Francisco on

Now is the time, if he is climbing on them. I think the general rule of thumb is 5 months, but I didn't take mine out either until mine started climbing on them....they may be able to use them as a boost to get out of the crib.
Honestly I just took them out when I did b/c she was going to wreck them.



answers from Sacramento on

Hi R.,
I think it depends on the child. My daughter will be 3 in July and still sleeps in her crib with her bumpers. She snuggles up against them and sometimes uses them as a pillow. Of course she isn't at all interested in climbing out of her crib though. In fact, sometime she tries to climb IN! If you are concerned about your son getting his leg or arm stuck, they make non-padded ones, try One Step Ahead. My daughter got her leg really wedged between the side slats when she was 7-8 months old and I thought that we were going to have to cut her crib to get her leg out. The plus side is she stopped putting her legs through the slats. I have never been so glad to have a video monitor in my life as I thought she was protesting bedtime at first until I turned on the monitor and saw her leg stuck.


answers from San Francisco on

Since he is climbing onto them, I think now is the best time to take them out. You don't want him to use it as leverage to climb out of the crib. That's my thought about that. My son is almost 10 months and has been sleeping in his crib without bumpers for maybe about 2 months. I started doing it when I realized that hes starting to pull on them, suck on the corners and get his feet tangled in them.

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