When it comes to baby safety Kimberlee Mitchell is ultra-conservative and she encourages parents to be the same way. Why gamble with your child’s safety? She strongly recommends not using crib bumpers to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.)
If you’re reading this and you’ve already decorated your nursery, don’t panic! Most nurseries are vacant for the first 1-3 months (if not longer) because mommy and baby are co-sleeping or baby is in a bassinet next to mom’s bed. If that’s the case, leave the nursery the way it is and enjoy for now while it’s empty. THEN later, before the baby moves in, make the necessary safety revisions to the nursery décor.