Monday, October 17, 2011

To Bumper or Not to Bumper?

That is the big question currently being asked by bedding manufacturer and retailers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is re-evaluating the issue. Scott Wolfson, a CPSC spokesperson said, "We haven't come to a policy decision, but we are working to be able to give parents the best advice we can." For now, we are waiting to hear from the CPSC on this matter and in the meantime, offering advice and alternitive options.

Many bedding manufacturers have begun selling their bumpers as an option rather than part of their crib sets, such as this Carter's Elephant Green set; or selling pieces individually, such as the Tribal Tails set by Kidsline. Also, alternatives to bumpers are cropping up on the market recently. A few innovative products were seen by our buyers at the 2011 ABC Kids Expo last month that will be in stores later this year and early next year. In the meantime, we do carry some alternative mesh breathable bumpers. What are your thoughts regarding using bumpers?

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