BUMPERS FOR CRIBS: ARE THEY AS SAFE AS THEY SEEM?

If you look at any store selling nursery furniture, you will see cot bumpers; a piece of padded fabric tied to the side of the cot. I feel like a right killjoy writing this and I’m sure many people will disagree with my thoughts, because after all if the shops are selling them then they must be safe. The biggest missconception being that they help prevent injury (babies arms and legs getting stuck in between the bars) as well as making a beautiful addition to any classic nursery. I hate to break it to you but bumpers in a cot are anything but safe. In fact, they are the exact opposite. There’s one big reason that makes cot bumpers one of the …

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