Kansas City,
03
March
2016
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04:18 PM
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Missouri lawmaker pushes to ban bumper pads

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While bumper pads might make nurseries look nice, they contributed to the deaths of dozens of babies in Missouri in 2014 and the numbers are going up.

Doctors have been trying to get the word out that crib bumpers aren’t safe. From 2012 until 2014, 66 babies died in the state of Missouri. All of them suffocated on soft bedding and crib bumpers.

Some lawmakers want to ban the sale of crib bumpers in the state, making it the third state in the nation with such a ban.

“This is a huge step. If we can get the bumper pads out of the stores. They’re not necessary and parents assume that if they’re on sale in a department store they are safe and in fact they are not,” said Amy Terreros with Children’s Mercy Hospital.

See the full story via KCTV 5.