Need some industrial cot bumpers

(10 Posts)
Londonmrss Thu 25-Apr-13 09:33:21

My dd is six months and is a real wriggler. I put her in her cot and she shimmies over to the side because she prefers to sleep with her face shmushed against the bumper. She then rolls onto her side, facing that bumper and gets her top leg and arm caught between the cot bars above the bumper. This pisses her off buy as soon as I untangle her, she does in again. I can't put her at the other side because she immediately rolls onto her tummy. I don't want to use a restraint or positioner put swaddling. So I'm currently squeezing her into a Moses basket because she sleeps better. Can you get bumpers which go all the way to the top of the cot so she can't get her limbs out?

Ginformation Thu 25-Apr-13 09:35:30

Get the Safe Dreams Cot Wrap, available at amazon etc (phone so can't link now), cot bumpers are dangerous.

MrsHoarder Thu 25-Apr-13 09:37:14

Ds didn't have a bumper due to safety worries, when his limbs get out of the cot he can get them in again. Is the bumper possibly making the problem worse?

Londonmrss Thu 25-Apr-13 13:49:55

Need a bumper because otherwise she bangs her head against the side. I thought bumpers were only unsafe when a child is able to pull themselves up to potentially climb on it.

MrsHoarder Thu 25-Apr-13 14:03:02

Its a bit inconclusive, so say never use and others say use until baby can sit up. But sleeping with her face smushed against the bumper whilst her limbs are pulling down on it sounds like one hell of a smothering risk.

Really, she's going to struggle to hurt her head whilst rolling around the cot that comes later when they pull themselves to standing in it but she could well get entangled and smother herself.

Londonmrss Thu 25-Apr-13 14:05:39

I wasn't asking if cot bumpers are safe, I was asking if one is able to buy taller ones which go all the way up to the top of her cot.

You can buy cot netting that you attach to the outside of the cot, that will stop her arms and legs going through the bars but is much safer than cot bumpers. I'm on my phone just now so can't link but I think you get it from Amazon or Mothercare.

teacher123 Thu 25-Apr-13 14:36:02

Airwrap bumpers are what you need! They sell them in Jojomamanbebe and various other shops/amazon. They are breathable and soft so babies can't hurt themselves. I wouldn't use a normal cot bumper.

We had the same problem with DD smacking her head against the cot. Air Wraps solved the problem, they don't look great but they work.

Ginformation Thu 25-Apr-13 22:35:25

Cot bumpers are a smother and entanglement risk, manufacturers advise to take them off when a baby can move about in the cot. The Foundation for the Stusy of Infant Deaths, the NHS and the Child Accident Protection Trust all advise against using them. Check out the safe options you have been suggested instead.

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