Long story short, I'm having my second baby in July and a good friend with mad sewing skillz is making my baby bedding.
She asked originally if I wanted bumpers and I didn't think much on it and said yes (note: she hasn't started sewing yet, so I could call her and be like NOOOOOO if I needed to be). I'd used them with my first and y'know, they're just sort of everywhere. Well, the whole world changes in babyland all the time and wouldn't you know that things are way different six-seven years later. With my first, I didn't keep them in the crib until he was around 6 months and could roll around himself, lift his head, etc.
Now, however, in the haze of pregnancy anxiety and trying to play catch up on all the rules, I'm second guessing myself. I tried googling alternative ways to dress up a nursery without bumpers but everyone keeps suggesting breathable bumpers which isn't the point I'm going for. I'm all about some decor and I just bought two yards of specialty fabric that was kind of pricey and I want to use it somehow.
Right now she's planning on:
- crib skirt
- bumpers (which I want to change out)
- floor pillow/bean bag (for my older son so he could hang out in the nursery and be near me and his brother).
What could I replace the bumpers with decor-wise? I'd rather be safe than not :P
(A side note is that I'd hate for her to make these beautiful bumpers and then I toss them in the corner 90% of the time)