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Do I need a crib bumper

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beaveringaways Fri 06-Oct-17 11:05:14

As above really, we have a wooden rocking crib from John Lewis for when the baby is in our room for the first 6 months, I'm wondering if I need a bumper or whether these are considered unsafe if the baby rolled and restricted their breathing?

existentialmoment Fri 06-Oct-17 11:05:52

No, you don't need one and yes, they can be dangerous.

MaryShelley1818 Fri 06-Oct-17 16:52:45

Very unsafe, you definitely don't need one.

seventeenlittleducks Fri 06-Oct-17 16:59:41

No you don't! As PP said bumpers are dangerous and should be banned

HashtagTired Fri 06-Oct-17 17:02:46

No no no!

MonkeyJumping Fri 06-Oct-17 17:02:59

Dangerous and unnecessary

Margomyhero Fri 06-Oct-17 17:03:53

I don't know why these are still for sale.

They were advises against when I was expecting DS in the late 90s.

Changerofname987654321 Fri 06-Oct-17 17:05:18

Definitely not. I agree that it is irresponsible to sell them

Cheerybigbottom Fri 06-Oct-17 17:15:23

Look into airwrap breathable bumpers, to keep arms and legs in the cot

Ttbb Fri 06-Oct-17 17:30:49

Not safe and completely unnecessary

beaveringaways Fri 06-Oct-17 20:00:47

Well that's a definitive answer! Thank you mumsnetters!
Now to decide whether to return the babymoov Cody dream I've just bought given the latest news!

catchyjem Fri 06-Oct-17 20:05:35

Agree with others no cot bumper. Also, please return the babymoov thing. They are totally unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

moggle Fri 06-Oct-17 20:59:20

Yeah I can't understand why the shops have suddenly withdrawn all these baby positioners when they still sell cot bumpers though the risks have been known for years.

Lemondrop99 Fri 06-Oct-17 23:40:36

Hey beaver. A clear cot is safest. There's some really clear advice here to help you

www.lullabytrust.org.uk

Purpleball Fri 06-Oct-17 23:41:57

We got the airwrap ones and used on the crib and cot. It stopped limbs getting stuck through the bars, and losing loads of dummies down the back. I’d use it again for another child

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