Even after reading (read: skimming) this article, I still plan to use the crib bumper. Especially since at the beginning, if I'm remembering correctly, the baby can't roll over and get to the crib bumper. Plus, like Leslie's comment on my last post said, it catches the binkys/pacis from falling out of the crib and getting lost. Besides, I've had two kids that slept with their crib bumper on and they both survived infancy and babydom. I think with my son I took the bumper off for awhile, but all that happened was he'd wake up screaming with his leg stuck out through the rails.
this article, but then this one. But, I do think I'll splurge and purchase new nipples for the bottles.
I bought a new baby positioner, (similiar to the one pictured above). I like it better than my old one because it's sort of a wedge as well. And at least with my daughter, she spit up a ton and needed to be elevated after eating. I'd either have to shove stuff under the crib mattress (which is annoying to do with a bumper, that I still plan to use), or in actuality, she slept in a bouncer the first few months of her life.
But I still don't know, can I wash these teething types of things? And how?