Baby Content – The Dangers of Bumper Pads

As gorgeous as they are, are you aware of the potential dangers of bumper pads? They are used purely for aesthetic reasons and the Government of Canada warns strongly against their use citing that they could be a contributing factor in SIDS.

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The official Health Canada statement is available here, note that it’s dated 2005 – so why aren’t more new moms & moms-to-be in the know? And why are they still available for purchase in Canada?

What are your thoughts? Did you use bumper pads?

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2 thoughts on “Baby Content – The Dangers of Bumper Pads

  1. We didn’t use them when my daughter was an infant, but as soon as she started rolling around (and getting stuck in the crib bars) we used breathable ones. A while later we put the “regular”ones up… They *do* serve a purpose, especially if you have a kiddo that moves around a lot in his/her sleep!

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