If you have never heard of the Wonder Bumpers, you’d better get on the band wagon. Traditional bumpers and traditional crib bedding are safety hazards in your babies nursery, and Go Mama Go Designs has come up with a wonderful and safe alternative: The Wonder Bumpers.
What is Wrong with Traditional Crib Bumpers?
If you look at traditional crib bumpers that have been in our stores and our nurseries for years, one has to wonder why it has taken so long to realize the dangers offered by these bumpers. Sure, the idea is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your baby, helping to prevent bumps and bruises from occuring, but if you take a closer look at traditional bumpers, you will see why these are actually more dangerous than they are safe.
First off, breathing for your baby becomes more constricted. Think about where your baby breathes. Your baby’s head is typically right at the same level or below where the traditional bumpers are placed, which can constrict their breathing and air flow.
If you have a little scooter (most infants will move around), there is a huge concern about a baby accidentally burrowing his or her face into the bumper. What’s worse is the baby could get stuck right in the corner where the bumper and the mattress connect, thus causing a huge suffocation hazard.
The Concerns of Strangulation.
Additionally, most traditional bumpers come with ties or straps to attach to the crib. Strangulation becomes a concern and in fact there have been cases of strangulation from these ties, making them proof that they can be a problem. Ties come loose all of the time, so not only can your baby get caught up in the ties, but the bumper pad can fall down over your babies face. Both pose huge dangers that can kill. While traditional bumpers provide an aesthetically pleasing look to your babies nursery, with ties adding a nice delicate touch, they are not worth any child’s life.
A Recipe for Big Falls.
Finally, traditional crib bumpers provide a stepping stool for infants able to pull themselves up to basically fall out of their crib. No longer are you dealing with bumps and bruises from a small bump on the head to the side of a crib (which traditional bumpers protect from), but now you are dealing with potentially worse from a baby climbing and falling out of their crib onto the floor.
You can review some of the fatalities caused by traditional crib bumper pad’s by clicking here.
The Wonderful Wonder Bumpers as an Alternative
So for a few years, the recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics has been to discard the use of bumpers all together. Go Mama Go Designs, however, has come up with an alternative solution that is safe, breathable, and comfortable for your baby by taking crib bumpers and going vertical with them. So rather than completely closing off air circulation, the Wonder Bumpers cover each slat or rail of a crib vertically.
The Wonder Bumpers protect your babies head and body without compromising their air circulation, without offering strangulation risks, or risking potential falls from babies “climbing out”. Babies are not able to scrunch the Wonder Bumpers down to use them as “stepping stools” to climb out and potentially fall from their cribs.
And, because they use a zipper to install (no ties) that go from top to bottom, where the zipper is tucked far below the mattress where your baby will never be able to get to, strangulation issues are non-existent. There are no ties to deal with, and installation is extremely easy.
Beautiful Decor That is Safe
The best part is that parents who still want a beautiful nursery can still have one with the Wonder Bumpers. They come in a variety of patterns, colors, and styles and truly add a unique appeal to every nursery. Take a look at how beautiful the design shown below is. This gorgeous set can fit into the decor of any nursery. If you are interested in purchasing this gorgeous set, click on the Buy Now option below.
Wishes of Windsor 38-piece Set – $399.99
You can mix and match the colors, and all of the Wonder Bumpers are reversible (depending on the set), making it easy to change the look of your babies nursery at any time!
In my personal opinion, you have two options when it comes to the safety of your baby: 1) don’t use crib bumpers AT ALL, or 2) consider using the Wonder Bumpers. Just stay away from those traditional crib bumpers and keep your baby breathing comfortably at night.
To learn more about the Wonder Bumpers, and the scientific study conducted proving that they are a much safer alternative, click here.