Do I really need cot bumpers ?

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  1. msjenny

    msjenny Member

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    I was thinking of having the cot bumpers for the cot I purchased recently.
    It surely would look great however I read some articles that they aren't really needed.

    Some new born specialists say they shouldn't be used really.

    What is your opion. If buy then what to take into consideration if don't then why.

    Appreciate your comments.
     
  2. G4YLE

    G4YLE Well-Known Member

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    They're not safe. If you must have them get breathable ones but we've managed without for our daughter.
     
  3. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    They are advised against incase of sids risk, however some do opt to use them or get the mesh ones.

    IMO I didnt see the point in them, the risk isnt worth the asthetics..

    Jackson was a long baby who didnt do himself a any harm on the barrs, so we just didnt want the risk.

    Its quite frustrating that they sell them with the bales. People who dont know any different could put one on and not fully know the risks. Some know the risks though and still use them, but each to their own.

    xxxx
     
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    fcroxy Well-Known Member

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    We didn't use them either because of the risks. My daughter was fine with the bars without x
     
  5. kittykitchn

    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

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    Purely aesthetics, I'm not going to bother
     
  6. Tigger87

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    I have never and will never use them because of the SIDS risk. It doesn't feel worth it just so that the cot might look nicer.
     
  7. Aragon

    Aragon Well-Known Member

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    Great thread. I wasn't aware of the dangers. So thankful I read this
    Xx
     
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    Never used them and read they are a safety risk, I wouldn't bother to be honest
     
  10. ShowingPromise

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    I've literally just today ordered the mesh ones as Jackson has taken to commando rolling about in his cot and getting limbs stuck through the bars and screaming. They are woven in and out of the bars so there's no strangulation risk.

    I wouldn't get the padded ones personally
     
  11. scn

    scn Well-Known Member

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    I won't be using them. If I find baby is restless and the bars cause a problem then I'll use the air wraps but don't plan on even getting them unless really needed. We don't use anything in the cots at work and the bars have never caused a problem so can't see them being a problem at home either x
     
  12. flexilexi394

    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    I had one with my DD, and loved the look of it. However, since then loads of health warnings have come about which I wasn't aware of last time, also they become dusty and need cleaning off every day to ensure theyre not posing a breathing risk. This time I am going to buy those mesh ones that you can get to go all the way around the cot, my daughter was always getting legs and arms stuck through the cot bars when she started rolling, it terrified me once I couldn't get her leg out! So definitely going to use the mesh to prevent this xx
     
  13. Jojo84

    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    My son never needed them and I didn't want to take the risk. I never need the mesh wraps either but would have got them had we needed to. I'm not getting anything for this baby but will get air wraps if I need to
     
  14. beanie5

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    i wouldnt use bumpers and the lady at mothercare on their expectant parents eve suggested against them. think i might look at the mesh ones though as wriggler keeps wriggling across the crib and bumping her head on the bars
     

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