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Crib bumpers are essential to the safety of your baby in the crib. They prevent babies from rolling out of the crib, and they also provide a soft, safe landing surface for a fall.

Are you thinking about getting a crib bumper for a newborn baby?  Toddler bed rails, which are fluffy, patterned, and soft to the touch, have been on the shelves of mainstream merchants for decades.

 Baby Crib bumpers, despite appearing to be safe, can significantly raise the risk of SIDS. (Yikes!) From 1990 to 2016, crib bumpers were directly linked to 107 fatal and 282 nonfatal events (related to asphyxia, strangling, and entrapment). What’s scarier? The annual rate of  Bed Rails For Kids  -related mortality nearly tripled from 2008 to 2012, according to the report.

The Baby Sleep Doctor, Dr. Edward Kulich, thinks crib bumpers pads should “absolutely not” be available to consumers, and he gives us three reasons why parents should keep rail crib bumpers away from, well, the crib:

  • Babies do not roll until they are about 3 to 4 months old, therefore it is doubtful that a newborn would create enough force to be hurt.
  • Babies can roll face-first into a crib bumper before they are 4 to 9 months old, which is the equivalent of utilizing a cushion. There is a possible danger of asphyxia.
  • Most newborns can pull themselves to a standing posture and use the crib bumper as a step to fall out of the crib after 9 to 10 months.

Crib rail guard should never be utilized, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the warnings don’t end there.

Alison Jacobson, dubbed “The Safety Mom,” lost her son, Connor, to SIDS, and now works as the CEO of CJ First Candle, a non-profit dedicated to preventing and eliminating SIDS.

“Crib bumpers are unnecessary,” she insists. “Parents are concerned that their child’s arm or leg would get stuck in the rails, yet crib bumpers can cause serious problems.”

Traditional bed bumpers protectors have an evident risk associated with them. Bumpers, on the other hand, are still a need for many parents when it comes to outfitting their child’s crib. Jacobsen, who works with families who are having problems letting go of crib bumpers, suggests going with mesh.

“Some parents will be purists and choose nothing at all, but mesh is the only way to go for parents who wish to utilize a baby bumper bed,” she explains.

Alternatives to crib bumpers are available. Typically, they’re constructed of mesh or another breathable fabric. If you’re going to employ one of these options, you’ll need to take them off before the baby is able to stand on its own. Otherwise, they can be used as a stepping stone to pull themselves out of the baby nest crib, perhaps resulting in a dangerous fall.

Instead of bringing a crib bumper home, go for a safer option. For parents who don’t want to go completely bare, here are nine of our favorite crib bumper choicesbaby bumper bed