Since we are on the topic of blankets in cribs, this statement really stuck out at me.
"Since the AAP released its landmark guidelines in 1992 that all babies be placed on their backs to sleep, deaths from SIDS dramatically decreased initially, but have plateaued in recent years. At the same time, sleep-related deaths from other causes, including suffocation, entrapment and asphyxia, have increased."
I hope the retailers start following suit. I will however continue to use the breathable bumper, but I do understand the AAP's rec to not have anything at all in the crib.
Also interesting...the addition of breastfeeding and vaccinations as factors that decrease SIDS risks.