My DS is 9 mths old and is a very restless sleeper with hands and legs often getting stuck outside the cot and waking up regularly with bumps to the head, I read the sids stuff spoke to friends both new babies and older children, spoke to a very helpful woman at Baby Bunting Vic and decided I would buy the bumpers, I have not looked back, he still wakes but not as often and is able to settle himself back to sleep most of the time. My understanding of SIDS right or wrong, is that they don't know what causes SIDS and all the suggestions are just a precautions which has in truth reduced the SIDS numbers down. I think the biggest thing is that you need to be prepared to live at ease with your decision, it took me a good month to finally decide to get them, I figure he now sleeps on his tummy regularly, and can get himself on his back when he needs to, he can also move away from the bumpers. Good luck with your decision.
mum of 2