We were lucky enough to have someone give us a crib mattress this weekend. Of course, then we immediately had to put the crib skirt, sheet and bumper so we could see what it all looks like. I had about 3 seconds to enjoy it before I started worrying…
It looks cute, but should we really use a crib bumper? Everything I read says you shouldn’t use them because of possible suffocation. However, pretty much everyone I know still uses one. They sell them, so how bad could they really be?? Those are my initial thoughts, but still, do I want to take the risk??
Is the mattress ‘snug’ enough? So far, I haven’t found anything that tells me how snug a snug mattress is supposed to be, just that it should be. Supposedly, we have a standard size crib and were given a standard size mattress, so it should fit, but I know there are slight variations. If our crib is just slightly too big and the mattress slightly too small, that could add up to a big difference. I assume you don’t have to wedge the mattress in every time you change the sheets, but how much space is too much space?? 1/2″, 1″, 2″…I just don’t know.
Anyone have the knowledge to calm my worries?? (On this topic at least…)