Why Use a Wearable Blanket?

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institute of Health, and safety experts warn against using soft bedding in infants' cribs.  That includes blankets.  A properly fitting, well-constructed wearable blanket is a much safer way to keep a child over the age of 3 months warm during sleep time.

What about Swaddles?

Swaddles are great for newborns, but when babies start trying to roll over, usually around 3 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics say not to use them.  Our wearable blankets (“Bumbers”) are the natural transition from the swaddle.  They are much safer to use as your baby grows.

When Do We Stop Using Wearable Blankets?

Some experts say you can start to introduce pillows, loose blankets, crib bumpers, or other soft objects into a bed after a child is at least 12 months old.  Others say to wait until a child is two years old to be as safe as possible.  Our wearable blankets fit up to two and one-half years old. 

Are Bumbers Machine Washable and Machine Dryable?

Yes!  Our wearable blankets are made to be durable and easy on parents!  You can machine wash and machine dry them as often as needed. 

How Do I Care for my Bumber?

All Bumbers are machine washable and dryable.  Machine wash with cold water and tumble dry on low.  Do not use bleach.  You do not need to iron your Bumbers but if you do, touch up the cotton portions only and do so only with a low temperature.

What are Bumbers Made of?

We use the highest quality fabrics, both inside and outside the Bumber.  The inside is typically made of the softest flannel.  The outside fabrics vary in kind from super plush to muslin, but are always high-end, quality soft fabrics.

What is the Best Way to Reach Bumbershoots by Nana?

You can call us at 443-990-2207 or send us an email at nana@bumbershootsbynana.com or heather@bumbershootsbynana.com.

What Size is Best for my Child?

Kids come in all shapes and sizes and grow at different rates, so we created a size chart based upon height and weight as well as age:

What if I Have a Question about my Order?

Please contact nana@bumbershootsbynana.com for assistance.

Does Bumbershoots by Nana Gift Wrap?

Yes!  Just select the gift wrapping option when you add your Bumber purchase to your shopping cart. Please note, there is an additional fee for gift wrapping.

Does Bumbershoots by Nana Charge Extra for Sales Tax?

Yes, tax will be charged on top of the price of the Bumber based on your location and state tax laws.

Does Bumbershoots by Charge for Shipping?

No.  At Bumbershoots by Nana, standard shipping is always free.  Please note that if you require expedited shipping, such is available at cost.

Since the Item I Am Buying Is Handmade, Will It Take a Long Time to Get to Me?

No.  At Bumbershoots by Nana, if an item is already in inventory, we ship by the next business day.  If you have custom ordered, we usually sew and ship within three business days.  We use United States Postal Service Priority Mail, which ships in three days.  If you need expedited shipping, contact nana@bumbershootsbynana.com to make arrangements.

Do You Make Custom Orders?

Yes.  We make custom orders.  If you want to use the colors of your favorite sports team or school, need a special size, want to use a particular fabric, have your Bumber monogrammed – whatever you may want – we can custom make your Bumber for you.  To do so, please contact nana@bumberhootsbynana.com.


Check out our first blogger review.  We are so excited to get such a stellar review, but the comment that tickled us most was, "I honestly wish I had one for myself!!"  Who knows?  Maybe we will branch out to an adult line.  Hahaha.

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