ive started working on the crib bumpers... my funds have been at a minimum this month so ive been having to get them a lil bit at a time...
i thought about using dollar store pool noodles, but for my crib the pipe insulation worked better because of the different sizes available and they are pre- slit..
the pipe insulation comes in varieties. there are self sealing types, there are rubber and foam and then variety of inner circle sizes....
for my crib bumpers ive purchased foam 1/2'' inner diameter for the side slats.
the measurement of my side slats were 24''. each piece of foam tubing made 3 bumpers.
there is a slight gap, but it works out beacuse it leaves space for the matress to fiut perfectly, and the gap will be covered anyways...
it doesnt fill in the gaps between the slats a whole lot but its just enough to keep knees from getting stuck between them.
The end slats are larger than the sides so i used the 3/4'' inner diameter foam pieces. the height of each slat is different so i placed each piece on and cut to shape as best as i could.
so far my total cost for foam bumpers is:
32 side slats- 24'' long
12 foam tubes- 97 cents (Lowes) =around $12
16 end slats- 26'' at longest
6 foam tubes- $1.08 (Lowes)= around $6.50-$7
Total: around $19 so far...
Retail for wonder bumpers: $99+
so far i am WAAAY under the retail price for my homemade version.