...for babies, party people.
babywhumpus is an "active sleeper." That's a nice way to say that he's all. over. the. effing. place. Thrashing, crawling, rolling, hitting, kicking, you name it. In his crib, he repeatedly hits his head on the bars, and we think that's one reason he often wakes up.
We were thinking "bumper pads," but I have read that bumper pads are not safe. Now, I try not to be hysterical about these things; heavens knows we are not *gasp* very safe co-sleepers. (I know, we are not supposed to say such things out loud.) But I already have trouble sleeping if he sleeps for too long, convinced that he has suffocated. Clearly, if he is still asleep, he must have died. I am of the opinion that, knowing the recommendations, if I add bumper pads, I will be more jittery about my own sleep, which is the last thing this little family needs right now.
I am doing a little research, and I found pads that fit around every individual rail and a little wedge that runs around the lower edge of the crib. The first are very expensive and piss me off because I did not think of them and don't have time to make them myself. The second is probably more suited to Finn's headbanging tendencies, but though it says "odorless foam," it does not indicate whether or not it's synthetic.
What did you do, moms?