Eli has had 2 nights in this crib with pretty good success…minus a few hiccups.
When we got his bedding set, it came with a cute bumper pad. It looks nice and keeps him from going between the bars…but is it safe? If you google “bumper pads” you will be bombarded with thousands of articles warning parents of the dangers of bumper pads and SIDS. Scary stuff. What’s a mama to do?!
So naturally, his bumper made me nervous. The first night, we discovered he likes to snuggle up next to it with his face. Yikes!
I tried removing it but he moved so much, he put his arms through the bars. I thought about a mesh bumper but it’s not thick enough to keep his bed divider tightly in place (I use the divider to keep him in one spot- he wiggles so much, he went from being vertical in his crib to being horizontal).
The bumper worried me less the second night. Mainly because the only thing that gave me real comfort was our baby monitor. We are using the angel care monitor- it detects movements, including breathing. If movement is not detected after a few seconds a warning beep will sound. If there is still no movement an alarm will sound. So I felt secure that it would alert us to any lapses in breathing but doubted it would happen.
So I am already anxious about the bumper…here is the big hiccup. On night 2, I got up at 3am to pump and while sitting on the couch, I heard a “warning beep”. I got up to check on him and he was perfectly fine.
10 minutes later it beeped again! Nothing can describe the fear that the beep created. But Eli was sleeping away when I checked on him the second time.
When I was done pumping, I hovered over him for a few minutes to reassure myself he was breathing normally and then tried to go to bed. After an hour of laying in bed and listening to the monitor I let myself drift off…only to be jolted awake at 5am to the sound of the alarm going off. The actual alarm indicating no movement at all. I think if Barry could have run through the wall to get to Eli sooner then he would have.
Eli was FINE.
Could the crib transition get any more anxiety inducing?!
So today we are both tired and cranky because it’s impossible to go to sleep after the monitor alarm goes off.
I’ve made adjustments to the monitor and we are about to enter into night 3 of crib sleeping. Wish this nervous mama luck…
Eli is upgrading from his travel bed (which has an awesome incline so he can breathe better, but he’s out growing and too wiggly to safely sleep in). He’s sleeping in the crib because one side can be lowered so he gets the incline.