Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bumpers Or No Bumpers? That Is The Question.....

In searching for the perfect bedding for our baby’s nursery I was faced with a dilemma….
Bumpers or No Bumpers?
Pretty much all bedding sets include a traditional crib bumper but there has been concern about the safety of crib bumpers as they can pose a suffocation hazard and it is now recommended that they not be used. It can be frustrating to spend so much money on a bedding set and not be able to actually use half of what is included as there are also safety concerns about the use of comforters and blankets in cribs.
So what is a parent to do?

I struggled with whether or not I should still buy a complete bedding set when all I would really be using was the bed skirt and fitted sheet. Part of me wanted to buy a complete set just for nesting sake…so that I could set up the nursery and have it looking cute and coordinated before our little one arrives and until the point he actually sleeps in his crib. But the practical part of me hated to spend the money on things that would just be for looks. Completely torn about what to do, I began searching for safer alternatives to traditional crib bumpers.

Here is a link to an article that discusses the safety concerns regarding traditional crib bumpers:

The Search….
I did find some mesh options….made of a breathable fabric and great for preventing little arms and legs from sticking through the sides of the crib…but not exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something stylish that would still look like it was part of my bedding set, something that looked soft and cozy, and something that didn’t scream “I am a safe alternative.”
I wanted safety without sacrificing style.
The Solution….

That is when I came across and found exactly what I had been searching for…..

Wonder Bumpers!
Wonder Bumpers are a wonderful stylish and safe alternative to traditional crib bumpers. They are individual bumpers that zip on to each individual crib slat, keeping them in place and allowing air to flow between the slats. Perfect!

When I received my Wonder Bumpers for review (free of charge) I was so impressed with the quality and versatility. The set that I received is khaki and red. Each bumper is reversible so I can put them all on with just the red side showing, just the khaki side showing or I could create a completely unique look by alternating some red and some khaki. I could also go a step further and purchase additional bumpers (available in packs of 2) to mix in for a more interesting custom effect. In my particular case I will probably put them on with just the khaki side facing out to coordinate with the blues and browns that we have planned for our nursery color scheme. It is good to know that I could easily reverse them to the red side though if our color scheme changes…maybe when we convert the crib to a toddler bed.

I love that Go Mama Go Designs understands that parents want safety without sacrificing style.

Wonder Bumpers come in a variety of different colors and fabrics to coordinate with most nursery color schemes and each bumper is reversible so it is like having two sets in one. Go Mama Go Designs also offers complete bedding sets that coordinate perfectly with their Wonder Bumpers.

What Makes Them A Must-Have:
- Safety without Sacrificing Style
- Available in a Variety of Colors and Fabrics
- Easy to Use, Remove, and Clean
- Protect Precious Noggins
- Increase Airflow
-Give Babies a View of the World beyond the Crib
- Vertical Design Inhibits Climbing out Of Crib
- Great for Cribs & Toddler Beds

I encourage you to visit their website today to learn more about Wonder Bumpers and to check out the other products they carry.

Modern Mommy Must-Haves readers can use the code MWS15 to save 15% off their order from the

Go Mama Go Designs


BTW, Wonder Bumpers are also available at Babies R Us and FYI, Go Mama Go bedding is currently 20% off at Babies R Us.


  1. WOW! Those are really cool! My nephew is going to be nice and safe in his new crib thanks to these great WONDER BUMPER pads. That makes me a happy Auntie! Your review looks great!

  2. Wish they would have had these when my girls were babies. What a neat product. Enjoyed the review.

  3. I agree with Maureen! I remember hearing my kids thrashing in bed sometimes and hitting the sides or lazily kicking in their sleep...I used to think there HAS TO BE something better out there than those smaller bumper pads. SUCH great fabric designs too! Will keep this in mind and tell my family who are awaiting new little ones! thanks!