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    Do you get one? I've been looking and I just can't find one I like.

    So it got me thinking, do you really need one?

    Baby doesn't use the quilt just yet and doesn't need bumper it comes with. I was thinking of just getting a couple of nice crib sheets and a regular mesh bumper,nice wall decor, and cheaper diaper sash and hamper. Bedding sets are crazy expensive to top it off!!
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    We were given a bedding set at my baby shower for my first. The only thing we really use from it are the fitted sheets. Personally, I don't think it is a necessary thing, but a "fun" thing if you're into nursery decorating and such. We never used the bumper because we were worried about safety. We didn't use the quilt until the baby was over 1, and even then, not often. We didn't even bother with the mobile as none of my kids really liked being in the crib anyways and then it started to be a hazard since they would stand in the crib and grab it. So I guess what I'm trying to say here, is, it totally isn't necessary. If you can't find one you like and don't want to get one then don't get one. We always had more luck with sleep sacks and swaddle blankets then real bedding anyways.
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    Yeah i am leaning towards not getting one. I got one with my dd but i was a ftm and didnt know better. I will get one if its cheap but havent found one. I had gotten dd's on ebay for like 50 bucks.

    I brought it up mostly because i got the impression that my MIL wants to gift us that but i dont think i want her spending that kind of money if that is her intention. I would rather a gift that i can use more abd purchase that on my own if i choose to.
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    I agree they aren't necessary, plus they are usually expensive but cheaply made. If I was decorating a nursery this time, I would buy separates from IvieBaby (an Etsy shop). Incredibly cute, not over the top separates for the nursery. I kind of miss not having a nursery to decorate this time!
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    We did this time b/c we have a nursery this time to decorate. Here is the one we picked out

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    MIL got us one. It came with a diaper bag, toy bag, diaper stacker.

    I have a "dumb" question...why would you wait until later to use the quilt...and why not use the bumper? What am I missing here...

    I've never had a nursery before. I always used a pack-n-play and swaddled my LOs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalastephie View Post
    MIL got us one. It came with a diaper bag, toy bag, diaper stacker.

    I have a "dumb" question...why would you wait until later to use the quilt...and why not use the bumper? What am I missing here...

    I've never had a nursery before. I always used a pack-n-play and swaddled my LOs.
    I have read that bumpers are actually banned in some states because they pose a suffocation hazard. Also the quilts should not be used for same reason. They dont recommend anything inside crib when they are newborns.
    I ended up just buying several different crib sheets and the breathable mesh bumper and a hamper. I will buy him a good quilt later on. Oh and i will be buying swaddles. My dd loved to be swaddled so i will try that again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalastephie View Post
    why would you wait until later to use the quilt...and why not use the bumper? What am I missing here...
    Bumpers pose suffocation/SIDS hazards and are not recommended. I will say that we used them with DS1 when he was 10+ months old because they helped keep pacifiers in his bed at night so he could find them. He was old enough to roll and was active, so we didn't have any SIDS or suffocation concerns. Quilts aren't recommended in the crib for the same reason, but we have used quilts for floor time and/or decorations on the back of a rocking chair.
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    Ok, that's good to know. What if we intend to have Aiden in our room in the bassinet/pack-n-play thing for the first several months...
    When is it ok to have them in a crib with a bumper? The quilt will be mostly decoration anyway. I always swaddled my babies too. But at 3 months or so we intend to move him into his own room. I guess I need to do some research before I decorate the crib.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalastephie View Post
    When is it ok to have them in a crib with a bumper?
    That's hotly debated... my personal opinion is that once they are really mobile (sitting, crawling, pulling up, etc.) that it's fine to put a bumper in. But there are others that say it's never safe. Also, fwiw, bumpers are a total pain! I much prefer to not use them and only used it out of sleep necessity for DS1 because it helped keep pacifiers in his crib at night so he could find them and then he'd sleep for 12 hours, which meant that we also slept for a lot longer! But, bumpers make it impossible to change the crib sheet. Or maybe I was always doing it all wrong!
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