Debate about the usage of crib bumpers:
There has been widespread controversy about the safety concerns regarding the usage of crib bumpers. Some recent studies show that there are more than 3000 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths in the United States alone. In spite of thorough investigation, the cause of the deaths is yet to be determined. In fact, the usage of crib bumpers has significantly lessened such incidents. The main advantage in using crib bumpers is to prevent the limbs of the babies from being stuck between the crib railings. The bumper pads are usually attached in a way that makes sure that the babies do not accidently move out from the crib and get hurt. Especially when the babies are prone to rolling around, the crib bumpers can save them from getting their heads banged on the sharp exteriors. They are also being recommended by pediatricians.
Tips to buy a crib bumper:
It’s always advised to look for a bumper that is well cushioned and with a wrap around design that covers all the four sides of the crib, with absolutely no gaps for maximum protection and comfort. Breathable mesh design will help in protecting the baby from suffocation by absorbing carbon-dioxide. The material used should be durable and prone to wear and tear caused by frequent machine wash. These days some of the crib bumpers are also manufactured with liners that helps promote air flow and is hypo allergic.