In 1999, new parents Dale and Susan Waters experienced the anxiety that most new parents feel when they must balance comfort and safety for their first child. The Americmore......
In 1999, new parents Dale and Susan Waters experienced the anxiety that most new parents feel when they must balance comfort and safety for their first child. The American Academy of Pediatrics, doctors and prenatal instructors recommend parents avoid using bumpers or anything soft and pillow-like in the crib because of risk of suffocation and SIDS.
“We followed the advice of experts but found our baby daughter Sierra at risk of another recurring danger,” recalls Susan. “She kept getting her little arms and legs caught between the crib slats. One night, we heard screaming coming from the nursery and ran in to find little Sierra face down with her leg twisted and stuck in between the crib slats and face down. She was unable to move, terrified and bruised.”
After extensive research, Dale and Susan were shocked that no safe bumper product existed to prevent entanglement. Research has shown numerous risks associated with crib bumpers, including:
While the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other safety advocates have issued warnings against loose bedding in the crib, many parents still have little guidance on how to keep their baby comfortable and safe.