The U.S. Senate voted March 23, 2022, to approve the Safe Cribs Act, a bill that makes it unlawful to manufacture, sell or distribute crib bumpers.
Crib bumpers are a popular soft padding item that lines the inside of cribs and are often sold as part of infant bedding sets. Though the product is marketed to protect a baby from the hard bars of the crib, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have deemed these barriers unsafe.
"Parents worry their infant will get their arms or legs caught between the crib slats," said Jeffrey Tan, M.D., a pediatrician at Stanford Children's Health in the San Francisco Bay area, in a recent interview with Giddy. "Crib bumpers are supposed to prevent that from happening. However, even with the breathable crib bumpers, there