Crib Bumper Disadvantages

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Study finds crib bumper danger causes infant deaths A recent study has found that there is a crib bumper danger causing infant deaths to rise, thus provoking the researchers to appeal nationally for these bedding accessories to be banned. The research findings are based on three studies, one from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and two from the US Consumer Safety Commission. A review of the data showed 48 infant deaths from 1985 to 2012 were specifically attributed to the crib bumper danger, and 146 babies were nearly killed due to suffocation, strangling or chocking due to crib bumpers. The ages ranged from one to 22 months, with the average age of four and a half months. The data was reviewed from official information…show more content…
However, these items are still not recommended to be used in baby beds. Crib bumper danger bigger, more harmful than believed in past According to one of the professors of the study, the crib bumper danger is much higher and more dangerous than was ever believed in the past. Senior author Bradley T. Thach, MD, says in all the reported deaths the babies would not have died if their cribs had been empty of everything except for the child. The majority of the babies were said to have had their noses and mouths covered by the bumpers or somehow got wedged between the bumper and the mattress. Researchers believe that even more deaths could be attributed to crib bumpers than these studies have shown, as a review of information from the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths showed that 32 other infant deaths between 2008 and 20011 could have been due to crib bumper issues, which would raise the death toll to 77. Crib bumper ban recommended Crib bumpers are already banned and not allowed to be sold in Maryland, as well as in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Due to the crib bumper danger, the study recommends the Consumer Product Safety Commission ban the sale of crib bumpers. Additionally, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Canadian Pediatric Society, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also recommended against using crib
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