I broke down yesterday and made yet another baby purchase. I got a crib bumper. I know my boy is seven months old and these things are usually one of the first nursery purchases, but hubs and I had decided we didn’t need one. Add to that the controversy over their safety and I was very okay with not getting one. We just got a couple of fitted crib sheets and called it a day. But just a couple of days ago, hubs and I could no longer ignore the inevitable. You see, protected by his fancy schmancy helmet, noggin boy has taken to banging his head against the crib slats. Disclaimer: He doesn’t do this intentionally (we think). There is nothing “wrong” with him. He just moves around a lot (active, remember). But the banging is so loud and yes, disturbing, that we had to address it. We were feeling especially nervous as he’s due to ditch the helmet in a couple of weeks if all goes well. I’m thinking the head banging will yield quite different results once that happens. So there you have it — a crib bumper. Okay, I have to ask. Helmet or no helmet, did your kid(s) bang/bump their heads against their cribs? A little part of me does, in fact, think something’s a bit off.
First I hit Babies R Us to check out the bumper scene. The cheapest ones were $30 ($29.99, but whatever). What’s up with the $.99 thing, anyway? Psychologically, I am so paying $30, and I know times are tough, but I’m willing to sacrifice the penny. Well, I didn’t like the cheapies at BRU, so off to old faithful Target I went and found one I liked. It goes great with noggin boy’s room decor. (By the way, he is farting right next to me and smelling up the room…a little distracting. I can’t complain, though. He’s happy.) Anyway, the bumper is in the wash right now, so I can’t show you how cute it’s going to look in Boo Boo’s crib. Not yet anyway. I am, however, hoping for a relatively quiet night in the head banging department. I almost feel sorry for him. He’s not going to know what to do once this helmet is off. All off the cushioned falls and bumps will be no more. Just another thing for him to get used to, I suppose.