Clearing out some old items, I found some old crib bumpers that nobody's using. Preparing to trash them, I got Nate intrigued with the idea of making a second "Bumper" out of one of them.
Tonight we took off one of the covers and cut it down to be the same parameters of our beloved Bumper. Nate was happy and took off with both of them. I asked him to give it a test run: stick his thumb in his mouth and stroke the Bumper tassles through his fingers (how he soothes himself to sleep every night). He stopped, gave it a go, and approvingly said "Not bad!"