How to Use Bumper Pads in Cribs

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Bumper pads in cribs aren't going to be effective if you don't use them in a very particular way. Use bumper pads in cribs with help from a baby planner for in this free video clip.

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I’m Joelle, “The Baby Planner,” for And today, I’m here at Lazar’s Juvenile Furniture in Chicago. And, this is how to use bumper pads in cribs. Bumper pads originated because slats in cribs were far too wide. So, they were a “bumper” for this reason. Now, they’re purely optional. You don’t need to use them. Crib slats now, under law, can only be made maximum two and three-eighths inches, or approximately six centimeters. When you’re securing the bumper pad, make sure you tie the top and the bottom, and secure it as down as will go towards the mattress. This’ll ensure a good fit. So, let’s talk more about the Breathable bumper pads. First off, they’re breathable, but they still prevent arms and legs from getting through the sides. They also tuck under the mattress so the baby can’t get between the bumper and the mattress, thus being a little more safe. So, if you’re going to go with a bumper pad, I’m going to recommend the Breathable one, hands down. I’m Joelle, “The Baby Planner,” with Thanks for watching how to attach bumpers in cribs.


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