This is something that’s been out there for a while now, but it’s so important that it bears repeating. And besides, despite the dangers inherent in their use, parents still keep buying them and stores still keep selling them. Is a pretty, Pinterest-ready crib really worth the risk?
If you have a child that tosses and turns but you’re also concerned that they may hurt themselves by getting their arms or legs stuck between the bars of the crib in the night, you might want to look into a newer product out on the market. Breathable crib bumpers are an option that provides the same barrier as a traditional bumper, but is not padded and is made of mesh to allow air flow. Still, pediatricians want everyone to know that the best crib is a completely empty one. In reality, all those fun patterns, cushy pads and fancy bows are really for the parent, anyway. Your little one just wants a safe, healthy, good night’s sleep.