Many experts say bumpers can suffocate babies if their heads get near the padded crib guards and they can’t move away, or if baby gets wedged between a bumper and the mattress. But as long as retailers offer bumpers – often sold in cute, coordinating nursery sets – some parents will keep on buying them, despite the risks.
Not in Chicago, which became the first municipality in the nation to ban the sale of bumpers with a unanimous vote.
“There have been numerous cases of babies found not breathing, with their face up against the bumper,” said Cowles, the executive director of Chicago-based Kids in Danger, a nonprofit child-safety group. “There may have been other products in the crib, and they may have been diagnosed as a SIDS death, but the fact is, their face was up against a bumper.”
Via moms today