Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Getting Cozy with the CozyWedge

Everyone knows I am a lot little neurotic. So, the Classic Pooh bumpers I bought for Eliza's crib have been laying on the floor of her closet since the day I brought them home. I might have put them on to take a picture at some point-but she was never in the crib with those bumpers. Having bumpers in a crib increases chances of suffocation and rebreathing. The following health organizations advise against having bumpers in the crib: American Academy of Pediatrics, Health Canada, National Center for Health and Safety in Child Care, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the First Candle/National SIDS Alliance. I just felt I did not want to do anything that could increase her risk of SIDS. So the crib has looked very drab and empty for the past 8 months. Then I discovered the CozyWedge- a safer alternative to traditional bumpers. Now that Eliza is more mobile and can move if her airway is blocked, I feel more comfortable adding a bumper to the crib. When I stumbled upon the CozyWedge I knew it was the right choice for me.

What makes this bumper so unique?
CozyWedge is a wedge shaped bumper made with baby-safe foam- think pool noodle meets crib bumper. This baby safe foam does not create a pocket around your baby's mouth and nose like a traditional bumper might. As a result the CozyWedge is a safer, very chic, alternative. The shock-absorbing foam is totally nonabsorbent, CFC-free and odorless. The slipcovers are completely washable and are made from 100% cotton. The solid colors, like my pink, are made of 100% organic cotton. WOO HOO!

I was very excited when my wedge arrived in the mail. I set to put it together straight away. Although it was very easy to put together, my husband ended up finishing the job because I put some of the foam pieces in upside down. Watching Eliza and putting the bumper together proved to be more than my mommy brain could handle. ;) But I promise you that it really is very simple to put together.

How has it been working?

I decided I wanted a crib bumper for several reasons: E is always getting her arms and legs caught in between the bars , she repeatedly smacks her head on the rails, and her Binky flies out during the night leaving her binkyless. I have been using the bumper for a little over a week and here are my findings. The bumper has definitely helped keep her limbs inside of the crib. I am very grateful for this because it is no fun going in there to unwedge my daughter. However, she is still bumping her head because she usually falls to the side from a kneeling position and hits higher than the bumper reaches. However, her binky now stay in the crib! This results in mommy not having to strain herself by reaching her arm under the crib in the morning to retrieve said binky. So even though she is still cracking herself in the noggin now and again, the bumper is working out really well. In the words of Meatloaf- 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Here are some pics of the Cozy Wedge in action!


Isn't it cute?
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Checking out her Cozy Wedge!
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One satisfied customer!
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I would absolutely recommend this bumper to expecting moms or new moms or any mom for that matter. It would also make a great shower gift. I truly feel much safer using this bumper. I know many moms want to be safe but also like the aesthetic of a bumper. Especially those first time mommies who spend the entire second half of their pregnancy designing and decorating the perfect room. I believe this product provides a nice middle ground. While perusing their FAQ's I found this nifty nugget of information. CozyWedge will send you any two swatches for free to see if the wedge will match your nursery. How cool is that?The bumpers come in 13 different styles so you have a lot to choose from. Check out their website to learn more about this great new product!

14 comments:

CC said...

I know I'm the mean mommy, but I thought it was really funny when my kids would fall asleep with limbs stuck out from the bars. I'd usually go in and take a picture. ;)

Lainey-Paney said...

it's a great idea...until...she starts standing, pulling up, and using it as a step in any attempt to escape the crib!

Lainey-Paney said...

...but agreed, for now at her age, it's a great solution.

adiaspeer said...

60 bucks?!?! are you kidding me? wow. very cute, but no way!

Pam said...

thanks for the info! You are so good at finding the safer alternatives.

Amanda said...

i love that last pic...

Christy said...

I am a horrible mommy - both Porgie and Izzy have crib bumpers. Although I no longer worry about Porgie, I do sometimes get a little worried about Izzy. Perhaps I'll look into get this product for my little guy too.

PletcherFamily said...

That wedge looks great!
I am just catching up on your blog - I missed 22 posts in this last 1 1/2 weeks - you have been busy!
Thanks for keeping up with my blog. It is good to be back online!

Andrea said...

I've seen these before and loved the idea!! I love how they look like they'll stay in place so much better than normal bumper pads!!

Mommy Mechanics said...

Very cool thats a great idea, I have never seen those before. Great find!

Amber said...

This DOES look like a great product!! What a great alternative to bumpers!

Pam Borchardt - Executive Director said...

There is a reason that bumpers are discouraged. This product has the same issues. Any soft product in the bed is a suffocation hazard. It's not worth it. Put a couple of pacifiers in the corner of her crib. She'll find them. Also, as frustrating as it can be, no infant ever died from getting an arm or a leg wedged in the crib slats.

Momma On The Go said...

Very cool. I'll have to check them out.

cconyn01 said...

This got caught around my daughters neck. DO NOT USE anything in a crib!!