Update 7/11/08: I used this bumper with baby no. 2 before he could pull himself up, and recently re-installed it because he got his foot caught between the slats one night and woke us all up. It’s worked like a charm, and I love that it’s breathable, even if I don’t have to worry about SIDS anymore. The bumper is unavailable at One Step Ahead right now, but you can get it for $35.87 ($26.97 + $8.90 S&H) at Amazon (affiliate link).I think I paid about the same amount two years ago and it’s been worth every penny.
I mentioned last week that I’d ordered a crib bumper from One Step Ahead. Well, they came and we put them up. They’re great! They’re made of mesh, but are lightly padded, so it’s really the best of all worlds. They keep Alex from getting his hands and feet caught between the slats and from ramming his head into them, and I have peace of mind knowing that they’re breathable. It’s catalogue item number 11492 (this is their picture, by the way; our nursery is too messy for a photo shoot right now).