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Alternatives to cot bumpers?

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CrowOnTheBroom Thu 02-Nov-17 19:43:16

I know cot bumpers and anything else in cots are are a SIDS risk, but my DS is still in the flailing-arms stage and keeps waking himself up banging his hands on the sides of his crib.
Apart from gloves, does anyone have any suggestions?

LazyDaisy6 Thu 02-Nov-17 19:55:22

There are alternative cot bumpers - Airwrap and Breathable Baby. Have heard very good reviews. They are breathable and allow good air circulation. They also compress when baby stands on them so they can't use them to get a leg up and climb out of cot grin
We haven't used them so can't say from personal experience but it's something I will probably look into getting when DS eventually goes into a cot smile

LazyDaisy6 Thu 02-Nov-17 19:56:14

Either that or swaddle/swaddle bag things (like the love to dream swaddle). Depends on how old your DS is though!

FATEdestiny Thu 02-Nov-17 19:58:17

How old is baby?

Because swaddle would be the best solution to flaying arms if under 3 months.

bonzo77 Thu 02-Nov-17 20:00:53

Honestly? There are no safe bumpers. Gro bags stop the legs through the bars thing. They grow out of this phase quite fast if they’re allowed to figure it out for themselves. 3 kids here. We never used bumpers or any alternative. They definitely did get stuck on a few occasions. They move on to the next annoying sleep-related habit pretty fast...

CrowOnTheBroom Thu 02-Nov-17 21:00:41

Thanks all he's 12 weeks and hates being swaddled. I'm wondering whether to just put him in his big cot rather than the crib so he won't be abe to reach the sides...

chequeplease Thu 02-Nov-17 21:14:22

Bumpers are also a strangulation risk (so even the breathable ones are risky).
Honestly, all babies do this. I wouldn't worry.

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