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29/07/2013 at 15:22
P has started to roll onto her side in her crib and sometimes gets a leg stuck between the bars. The only thing i can think of to prevent this happening is to put a cot bumper round the bottom part of the crib but are they still considered a no-no??
29/07/2013 at 15:27
I was told they no longer are considered to increase SiDs risk, but if legs are the issue i'd go for an Airwrap.
we use this instead www.johnlewis.com/.../p231391274
29/07/2013 at 15:33
We used bumpers for this reason. Her legs got so chubby that they used to get wedged between the bars and she'd wake up screaming. Sometimes it was a real struggle to squeeze all the rubbery folds back through the bar and I was always worried she'd hurt herself if she twisted it. ( god I love rubbery chubby babies!!!)
I just made sure the bumpers were tied on really well and checked them regularly.
29/07/2013 at 15:41
It scared me last night as she woke me up really crying and i leapt up in the dark and picked her up but her leg was jammed between the bars. Makes me feel sick that i probably could have broken her leg so need to do something and yes it was awkward freeing her as she has podgy baby legs and she wouldnt bend it!
29/07/2013 at 16:06
Same issue here MM - really is horrible - E was left with a bruise as she'd wiggled to free herself, after that she was banned from the cot until the Airwrap arrived. We've got the bumper too - but it didn't cover as much as i'd hoped (we've a solid ended cot), i'll see if I can share a pic. Have you tried it in, see if it will actually solve the issue, if it would i'd personally stick it in.
The airwrap is brilliant for this problem and S hasnt had a problem with it. Kiddicare sell them too.
29/07/2013 at 16:24
We used an airwrap and it was great.
29/07/2013 at 16:36
FSIDS no longer recommend against using cot bumpers, however this time I have bought an airwrap one, actually ours is SafeDreams as they were on offer on Zulily
29/07/2013 at 17:03
We use an airwrap too (have done as soon as he went in the cot, no point taking it off) its been fab.
29/07/2013 at 17:10
They look good. Same issue here do I've tucked a sheet under the mattress then between the bars on the other side so it goes under the mattress again.
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