Ever since she was a newborn, our baby would push herself against the sides of the crib and into the hard bars. I desperately wanted to put up a bumper pad in order to provide some cushion for her head and body but was warned about the dangers of bumper pads and decided against it. Then a friend told me about the breathable baby bumper. All I can say is, "What an ingenious invention!" The breathable baby bumper is a cushiony bumper pad with tiny holes in it that snugly velcros around the crib's bars. The cushion is definitely not as plush as a traditional bumper pad, but it's enough to provide cushion against the hard bars. Plus, the holes allow me to feel assured that my baby will still be able to breathe if she pushes her face into the bumper pad. I also appreciate the fact that the breathable baby bumper is easy to install and machine washable. Now that I know about this product, I plan to recommend it to all new parents.