After seeing comments recently surrounding whether or not crib bumpers are dangerous- I just have to throw the facts on here for you to see for yourself.
"While SIDS deaths cannot be attributed to a specific cause, we do know that crib bumpers have caused infant deaths due to strangulation or suffocation, which indicates that the dangers may outweigh the benefits. A study from Washington University in St. Louis (PDF) looked at infant deaths attributed to crib bumpers from 1985 to 2005 and found that 27 children under the age of 2 died due to strangulation or suffocation by bumper pads or their ties. The study also found another 25 children who were injured but not killed by bumper pads. "
Not all babies are the same- as you know- some of them will turn their heads when posed with a suffocation risk, others, sadly will not. It's much like using car seats. Perhaps you'll never be in an accident, but why risk it? Perhaps your baby will never be faced with possible suffocation, but why risk it. As a mother who lost a baby, all I can say is. Be smart, be safe. Your baby's safety is more important than that cute crib bumper.
And you should also note- not all SIDS deaths are caused by suffocation. We're not trying to scare you, or make you think you can completely prevent infant death, but safety is key.