Quoting Red Bottom:" They can cause "rebreathing" which is suggested to be a leasing factor in many SIDS deaths. Babies do ... [snip!] ... any damage from it, but knowing that children have died....should be enough to make you not use them. Cute isn't worth unsafe."
I am glad you gave your opinion, and that is exactly why I am looking at every angle of safety for my son, I am not interested in cute that would be silly,
but I realize other reasons for crib bumpers where originally safety.
I also know that children have died from allergies, from bug bites, from water, and also car fumes, but I still drive my car? you know, just take the precautions necessary to make sure this does not effect breathing or health.
You are very right childs safety comes first but I prefer to try and think it through sensibly before jumping on the frightened bandwagon.
Once again though I appreciate your opinion and posting, and hope you do not mind my blunt answer!