I could use some help from anyone who has gone bumper-free recently. My four-month-old has started rolling over onto his belly in his swaddle, which means the child care center can no longer allow him to sleep in a swaddle. We’ve been working to transition him to sleep swaddle-free, and it had been going well until I realized that in lieu of the comfort of his swaddle, my son has been sleeping on his side and mashing his face into the bumper on his crib. My own anxiety and pediatrician’s directives now mean we can no longer use the bumper in his crib. But now my son is waking several times a night as his legs get caught in the crib rails when he tries to turn over.
I’ve heard that others have had this problem, but am wondering if anyone has heard of or tried one of these BreathableBaby Bumpers? It’s a mesh bumper that should theoretically mitigate the risk of suffocation while still preventing his legs from getting stuck in the bars. They’re not endorsed by any SIDS organizations that I can discern, but they get good reviews from users. Thoughts?