I made both the quilt and the crib bumper pads for Baby Tweedle's crib. Before I go on, I want you to know that I am fully aware of the dangers of using crib bumpers. I did a lot of research on them and in the end, decided to use them for the look as the baby will likely be sleeping in our room for the first few months when the bumpers cause the highest risk. (The risk is that they prevent air circulation around the baby when they are sleeping and can increase incidences of SIDS). We have also purchased a baby monitor that includes a device you put under the crib mattress to alert you if the baby isn't breathing. If it comes down to it and the baby sleeps in the crib at a young age and I don't feel comfortable with it, I will just take them off!
I did a little simple reading online about making bumper pads and off I went. Here is how I did it:
|I bought a large piece of foam from a fabric store and cut to to size with my rotary fabric cutter.|
|Each piece needed 4 pieces of ribbon and I cut each piece of ribbon 14 inches so that it would make a nice big bow tie on the crib later.|
|I don't have a picture of the sewing, but after you pin, sew around the whole thing, leaving room to stuff the foam in.|
|The minky fabric is so soft and cuddly and it gives a nice texture to the crib bedding. I also LOVE the ribbon ties. I hope it isn't too girly if Baby Tweeds is a boy!|
|You probably remember my pillows that I wrote about here and our fox that I posted about here. I bought the fitted crib sheet from iviebaby on Etsy. It matches perfectly!|