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277 of 292 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2009
This is the first review I've submitted (even tho' I buy on Amazon.com a lot). I think I first read about the concept of mesh bumpers in Consumer Reports. I was thinking maybe I'd just go without bumpers, but at about 5 months, my daughter started moving a lot in her crib, and I'd find her in the morning or in the middle of the night sleeping sideways in the crib, with her legs sticking out the side of the crib. At first, I thought it was sort of funny and decided it really wasn't dangerous, but one night, I found that she had used her new rolling skills to roll over onto her tummy. But she not only was on her tummy, she had her legs sticking out the side of the crib (almost up to her thighs) and thus was stuck on her tummy. This really scared me, as she wouldn't have been able to roll onto her back, and this could have increased her SIDS risk. I started using the mesh bumpers within days after that and I feel SO much better now. Legs and arms remain in the crib. I waited to submit this review a few weeks because I wanted to make sure that she couldn't get her legs or arms stuck in the bumper, but no, the mesh (altho' not 100% taut) has not presented any new hazards. It even works well with the drop-side (the dropside slides down with the mesh bumper still in place).

One thing to note: I never could tell from the online description whether this product had any cushioning. It does have some cushion to it, but if that's the main thing you need a bumper for, a traditional bumper would be better for that problem.

GREAT product.
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132 of 146 people found the following review helpful
After a couple of times looking into my daughters cribs and finding them sleeping with their face smooshed righ up against their traditional bumper and almost having a heart attack while picking them up to make sure they were still breathing, I decided to take off their bumpers.

Their cribs are slatted all the way around and I soon learned that no bumper was just as unsafe as having one. Both of my girls got their arms & legs stuck ALL the time. Since I was so worried about them getting stuck I came in their room at every little peep and was sleeping on egg shells.

Thankfully I did because one night my daughter started crying and I rushed in to find her with her right arm sticking out the side of the crib and she was FACE DOWN and unable to push herself up off of her face with only her left arm because her right arm was stuck outside of the slat and could not push against anything. That was something I never wanted to happen again and thankfully I was going into their room at every little peep. Both of my daughters ended up doing that again the next day while my husband was at work. So I decided once my husband got home we were going to the store and buying some right away.

They were very easy to put on and fit our cribs great. There are a few spaces were there is a gap but they are in the corners and not where my daughters would get their arms stuck while sleeping.

FINALLY my daughters were not getting their arms or legs stuck! I also did come in a few times to find them sleeping with their faces smooshed right up against this mesh bumper but I didn't almost have a heart attack like with the regular bumper because I had tested it out myself and saw how easily it is to breathe through.

I also like that if my daughters try to stand on these to get themselves out, it crumbles and they are not able to get out. And even though these are breathable they are still soft, my daughters have hit their heads a few times and it didn't hurt.

After having these I was finally able to get a good nights sleep. If I had to do it all over again I would have ONLY purchased these and not a regular bumper. Hospitals tell you not to have a bumper in your babys crib and just because a regular bumper might match your bedding & be "really cute" that isn't worth risking your babys safety.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2010
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
How much you will like these bumpers depends what you want them to do and how much your baby moves. I got these bumpers when my daughter was about 6 months old. I had previously purchased a bedding set that came with traditional padded bumpers. For the first 4-5 months or so, she didn't really move all that much, so the bumpers didn't really serve any purpose. But once she started really moving around the crib at night I ran into two opposing problems. Sometimes she would end up with her face in the bumper, which would scare the heck out of me so I took the bumpers off. But then she would get her arms and legs stuck through the slats of the crib. So I would put the bumpers back on, but end up worrying about smothering.

I was looking for something that would solve these problems and the breathable bumpers did the trick. I no longer worried about airflow or smothering, and her arms and legs were kept inside the crib. I've been happy enough with these bumpers, but they are a little difficult to get on tightly. And they are easily collapsible, so baby can throw an arm or leg over top of one, if they are so coordinated or lucky. These are definitely not going to keep baby from whacking a head against a side, so if that is your problem, these bumpers won't help- they are not padded.

I think these are a good buy for people in my situation- baby likes to stick limbs through the slats, but you worry about airflow. They work best when installed perfectly, which can be difficult. But they have worked well for me.
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175 of 225 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: White
When I was pregnant and shopping for the nursery, I was torn between what type of bumper to buy. One one hand I liked the softness of the Carter's brand bumper, but I liked the "breathable" bumper because my daughter was born in the beginning of summer and I wanted her to stay as cool as possible; so I bought the breathable bumper. When I put it on the crib, it looked very nice and while my daughter was little and imobile, it was very useful. As soon as she began to roll around, about 4 months, I would wake in the night to screams...her litttle arms and legs would get caught in the spacing of the crib, up and over the bumper! She would roll and turn while sleeping and apparently her limbs would lift over the bumper and the bumper would crumble under the light pressure of a babies arm. I have since bought the Carter's brand bumper and I am happy. It stands up to her limbs and no more limbs get caught. Great idea, but bumper needs work.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2013
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
This product says use from Birth to 3 years.
I just received the item and it says for use up to 9 months. From there you need to buy a full coverage liner.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2009
Color Name: EcruVerified Purchase
The product can be improved by adding velcro loops to the top and bottom to prevent it from being too loose and sliding. I'm using this to prevent my child's limbs from getting caught in the rails.
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66 of 89 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2011
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
The whole reason we bought this bumper was so that my 7-month old would keep his limbs and pacifier safely in the crib, as we have come into his room to find him screaming because his legs are stuck in the slats, or pacifier has gone missing. However, while installing the bumpers, I see that the warning label says to not use this bumper if your child can sit unsupported or can pull himself to stand. I had to send the bumpers back to Amazon, as my son can sit up by himself now. I wish the product description had stated this warning, as I would not have purchased it in the first place. Unlike other reviewers, I had no trouble fitting it on our Pali crib, which is similar in style to the one in the photo.
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71 of 97 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2008
Color Name: White
I appreciate the idea of this product since I wanted to protect my son from limbs stuck between slats but preferred a breathable surface. However I was frustrated to discover that he was easily able to slide the bumper down. It didn't keep him from getting his limbs stuck at all. A waste of $ in that respect. Now that he's older I switched to a "standard" bumper and am much happier with that.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2012
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I hesitated to buy these bumpers after reading the reviews here, but I'm glad that I took a chance and bought them! Some of the reviews made it sound like the bumpers would collapse at the slightest touch and then remain collapsed and have to be adjusted frequently, but I haven't found this to be the case. As long as the bumpers are put on correctly - i.e. TIGHTLY, with the panels overlapping as per the instructions - this is not a problem at all. I am delighted at how these bumpers look and work.

As for the look, my son's room features chocolate brown, light blue and some yellow, and these bumpers look great with the velour chocolate brown sheet in his crib - they're a really nice shade of light blue.

As for the function, make sure the edge of the bumper is just below the top of mattress; this will help keep the bumpers in place, as well as prevent little hands and feet from getting under the bumper. You should also make sure to install these tightly when you velcro them around the crib rails; this will allow the bumpers to spring back into position quickly after little legs and arms push down on them.

I like that my baby can see through the bumper a little and look around his room as he likes when he wakes up in the morning. Now that he's standing, of course, he usually looks over the bumper instead of through it, but at least I know he can stand there safely, unable to use the bumpers to try to climb out.

The only thing I don't like about this product is that changing the sheets tends to pull it out of place, as the mattress fits VERY tightly in the crib and rubs against the railing coming out and when it's being put back in. But this is a problem I would have with any bumper given how tightly the mattress fits into the crib. Overall, I love these bumpers!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2014
Color Name: BlueVerified Purchase
The online description says that it is recommended for use with children 3 years and younger. The product packaging says that the crib liner should be removed at about 9 months or when the baby can sit up unaided or pull to a standing position.
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