"Crib bumper pads gained popularity with old-style cribs that featured wide slats. In fact, these slats were so wide that infants’ heads could easily become trapped, which posed a dramatic suffocation risk. Finally, furniture manufacturers become more in tune with babies’ needs and started designing cribs that have slats spaced close together, helping keep infants and youngsters safe in their cribs.
Crib bumper pads are used to help protect babies’ delicate heads, arms and legs. Providing a soft, secure batted layer of flat cushion, bumper pads help minimize potential bruising when babies are violently tossing and turning, which is often associated with crying fits or temper tantrums.
These pads have ties that easily secure to the outside of the crib and are designed for infants that can’t pull themselves up into a seated or standing position. Bumper pads are available in a wide selection of prints and styles, which makes them the ideal crib-bedding accessory for baby registries and newborns. Helping make a crib cozy and comfortable, bumpers make babies feel safe and secure, especially when they begin learning to sleep on their own. They also limit babies’ visual views when lying down for naps, which helps bring slumber sooner when compared to inviting visual stimuli. "