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Safe alternative to cot bumper

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hibbleddible Sun 02-Aug-15 19:43:23

Dd (5 months) wiggles around all night, then bang her head in the cot or gets her limps out between the bars and becomes upset.

I know cot bumpers aren't recommended due to safety. Any ideas to stop the head bumping?

Legoisboring Sun 02-Aug-15 19:44:18

Google air wraps

maymow Mon 03-Aug-15 19:38:18

I found that air wraps didn't help at all with the head bashing as there's no cushioning.

I extracted the bolster pillow from the Sleepyhead that we used when DD was tiny, and arrange it in a horseshoe around where she's sleeping. It's completely breathable. Does the trick.

hibbleddible Mon 03-Aug-15 19:55:30

Thank you both.

I looked at air wraps and my first thought was that it wouldn't help with the head banging either.

bonzo77 Mon 03-Aug-15 20:49:01

they do stop the head banging quite quickly. We used cardboard wedged between the mattress and the bars to stop the limbs getting caught. Looked terrible but i felt it was safer than bumpers and more effective (and cheaper) than air wrap. DS2 is now 2.7 and still usually sleeps with his head pressed against the bars.

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