Don’t lie, I know you’ve been losing sleep over the painfully slow progress in the nursery. So let’s get on with this bumper pad! We wanted the fabric to coordinate with the crib skirt obviously, but didn’t want exactly the same fabric. And since I’m a sucker for paisley anything, I immediately fell in love with this delicate, feminine paisley eyelet fabric.
We stuck with the same concept of having the mustard fabric behind to peek through.
It was important for me to be able to remove the pads in order to easily wash the fabric from time to time. So I just sewed on little pieces of ribbon to tie it off and keep it closed until it’s laundry time!
Since almost everything is considered ‘unsafe’ for babies these days, we’ve been careful to pick and choose what we freak out about. And after doing lots of research and taking certain precautions, we feel that our bumper pad has more safety benefits than hazards. Bumper pads were originally implemented to prevent infants from getting their limbs caught in the crib slats, and crushing the ‘soft spot’ on the tops of their heads… which we feel are legitimate concerns. The new idea that bumpers are a suffocation risk can be amended by using a breathable fabric, firm-ish foam pads and all intersections should tie securely to the bed.
And let’s be honest… they have the potential to be adorable.