The AAP sent out another warning
about crib bumper pads, reinstating their risk for infant suffocation, entrapment, or strangulation. The risk of SIDS also climbs high with the use of a crib bumper.
Did you know that Chicago is the first city that has completely banned the sale of crib bumpers?
I hope that after this warning from the AAP that either more cities put a ban in place, or they just become illegal like drop-side cribs.
What's scary, is that I remember using a bumper pad with my first, who was an infant just 6.5 years ago. It didn't stay in there long, and seemed more of a bother then anything useful. Many parents are still using bumper pads, believing that they protect their infant from bumping their head on the hard crib rails, or they keep arms and legs from slipping between the rails. Are you still using a bumper pad? Will this latest warning from the AAP make you take it out?