San Antonio, TX, August 20, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- A recently announced bipartisan effort out of Ohio is aiming to stop the sale of crib bumper pads and to secure federal support to thwart needless deaths caused by traditional or horizontal crib bumpers. It has been reported that U.S. Reps. Joyce Beatty, Steve Stivers and Pat Tiberi have already reached out to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has been conducting an investigation of the suffocation risk posed by bumper pads, to request that action be taken. Suffocation is the number one cause of accidental death of children under the age of one, according to the Center for Disease Control.
For years, many infant deaths went unexplained and were often identified as SIDS; but as state medical examiners have looked closer at the death records, they realize that traditional crib bumpers could have been the cause.
Pediatrician Dr. Melinda Holliday, who has been following this issue for many years, says that safe alternatives are out there for parents needing to make their child’s sleep environment more comforting. “Vertical rail guards (also known as Wonder Bumpers) have been proven safe and offer the comfort and protection children need. They provide optimal air-flow, there is no suffocation risk and parents are getting comfort and protection that many infants need and crave for their sleep environment.”
Dr. Holliday argues, “We are making strides in removing formerly dangerous bumpers, but that does not mean there cannot be a safe, better option. It does not have to be an all or nothing approach anymore. It’s the horizontal nature, the reliance on strings or ties and the lack of structure (thick or thin) of a traditional bumper that makes them dangerous.”
Wonder Bumpers maker, Go Mama Go Designs, concurs, “We have the right to innovate as an industry. We are offering a safe option that truly protects and comforts children while they sleep. Wonder Bumpers were tested by multiple doctors as well as by Intertek, the premier testing facility for children’s products in the world, and the research proved that airflow within the crib remains the same even with Wonder Bumpers on it. Plus, they inhibit limbs from falling out, prevent facial or bodily injury, and provide a comforting sleep environment for babies. We are creating the ideal sleep environment.”
About Go Mama Go Designs
Go Mama Go Designs is inspired by the beauty, creativity and ingenuity of parents. A high regard for parents motivates the company to create products that simplify parents’ lives so they can focus on their children and their own dreams. Safety, style and quality create superior products and are the backbone of the company. Go Mama Go Designs’ Wonder Bumpers are becoming the new standard of crib bedding in the United States and are scientifically proven to be safe. They have been subjected to third party clinical studies, which determined airflow in a crib with Wonder Bumpers is comparable to a crib with no bumper, but with the added benefit of heightened padding that protects babies from injuries while mitigating suffocation risks.