This is our first time using a crib (well, two cribs), and I'm somwhat confused about crib bumpers. My instinct says that they should be there to prevent babies from hitting their head once they are old enough to roll. But, after months of researching it, I've found that almost every SIDS organization and the AAP advises against them and says that they are not safe to use, with the logic being that if a babies face is against it, it may keep them from breathing.
After losing a baby to sids, I don't plan on taking any risks, so if the SIDS organizations say dont use one, we wont be using one. But I'm wondering why it is that every where I go to shop there are crib bumpers. If they have been deemed unsafe, why are they on the market?
I'm wondering what the general feeling is about them. Do you think they are safe? Did you use one?