Best Crib Bumper Alternatives

Crib bumpers may seem a safe method of ensuring your baby doesn’t get bumps and knocks when rolling around in their crib. In fact, they can be an extremely dangerous (even fatal) item and can ultimately be a cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Until around 3+ months, babies don’t roll and it would be rare for an infant to become injured. Between around 4 to 9 months, babies can roll and bumpers create a risk of suffocation, while after around 9 months, babies can rise to a standing position on a bumper and potentially pull themselves out of their crib, thus injuring themselves. So, with that said, it’s time to look elsewhere at viable and safe alternatives.

BreathableBaby for Pottery Barn Baby Linen Mesh Liner

This mesh liner doesn’t offer the super soft protection of a bumper, but then younger babies don’t really need that protection anyway. Instead, this breathable mesh alternative is a simple barrier between baby and crib that will allow parents to rest easily when your baby is sleeping. Buy a couple to circulate when one is being washed.

TILLYOU Baby Safe Crib Bumper Pads

Guaranteeing zero risk of suffocation, trapped limbs or climbing, these bumper pads offer a viable alternative to traditionally thick bumpers. Made from breathable and soft materials, they’re also machine washable, so you can easily deal with spills and stains. Available in solid colours that are suitable for boys and girls, they make a great baby shower gift and come packaged in a reusable bag for easy wrapping. 

Pure Safety Vertical Crib Liners

Some parents are attached to traditional, padded crib liners because they protect against sudden head bangs and dangling limbs. However, the padding is a part of the problem. Individual rail covers offer breathability by not blocking the rail gaps, while also providing a soft landing for your little one's noggin. 

BreathableBaby Classic Breathable Mesh Crib Liner

Help give your baby the sweetest dreams with this wild mesh crib liner. It's a perfect crib bumper alternative for the nursery with a fun safari animal theme as the sweet elephants, lions, and monkeys are a perfect accent. 

CribWrap Wide Long Pink Fleece Rail Cover

Maybe you're ready to part with the idea of a crib bumper but still need an added layer of protection. A padded railing cover protects your little one from banging their head accidentally without restricting airflow.

BreathableBaby Classic Breathable Mesh Crib Liner

If you want a more neutral aesthetic for your baby, this starry mesh liner is the perfect crib bumper alternative. BreathableBaby offers some whimsical patterns to jazz up your baby's nursery.

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