I recall seeing those lovely cot bumpers on display in stores like mamas and papas and Mothercare during my shopping trips. I was instantly in love with the look and effect it made to the nursery. Some designs were breathtaking.
I even picked up one of them as part of a bedding set on sale and loved how thick and padded it was. My excitement was short lived. I put on my e-reading hat and read several articles and reports about how unsafe cot bumpers were I was no longer comfortable with the idea.
Then I heard about the Airwrap and Breathable mesh liner cot bumpers but I still did not dive in for one of these until my baby was 8/9months. I had an incident where he got his arm trapped in a funny angle while I was having a shower. I heard him crying at the time it was a difficult angle to see via the video monitor so didn’t realise this until I got to him.
I was going to get the Airwrap in blue as felt would go with most of his nursery decor and beddings and just before I placed my order, I reviewed the options in the other recommended products range and saw the BreathableBaby Mesh Liner for Solid End Cots (Animal 2 by 2 print).
The design was a lot more vibrant and eye-catching and turned out to be the best match for the super curious- Baby T
Why we love the BreathableBaby Mesh Liner for Solid End Cots – Animal 2 by 2?
✔Fab alternative for my wiggly boy and prevents trapped limbs – If you tend to find your baby in the same position you left them then you may not need this.
✔Breathable and made of mesh – Even when they come undone and believe me this can happen even to the extra cautious mum. The mesh-like material still allows them to breathe. (Disclaimer: Please do not leave any baby under one in a cot with any bumper unsupervised for hours)
✔Lovely colourful design and even acts as a soother for naps – My nap fighting baby often talk and babbles to the animals on the wrap before nodding off.
✔Fab length for our cot bed
✔Easy to install – Maybe too easy as Baby T was able to pull off the velcro
⊗ What I don’t like about it – Well, unlike car seats which often have bases or Isofix which helps you install properly and ensure the safety of your baby. If the mesh liner strings are not tied properly to have a tight fit and you have a very CURIOUS and GENIUS baby like me, you get this
For some older babies cot bumpers often act as a means to escape – especially the nap fighters they can climb and do various manoeuvres. Be warned. I have not heard anyone with the liners share this experience as don’t think it can hold but don’t mess with a fearless baby.
No matter how super safe or thorough you are as a mum, you can never be 100% there for your child and cannot always guarantee that they are safe. Here is how I survive, I commit Baby T daily to God in prayer because God sees what I cannot see and knows things that have not even happened. It has worked fab for me, I suggest you try it too.
“For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps.” Job 34:21 (ESV)
I would like to hear your thoughts about cot bumpers and liners.
Disclaimer: I bought this bumper and was not given one to try so my review represents my genuine thoughts.