When making the baby's bedding, I knew I did not want to do all gender neutral stuff so I decided to make both a boy and girl bumper. I reused Brady's old bumper pad, so that saved some money.
But, the baby will probably never sleep with the bumper on the crib. The first few moths baby will be in our room in a bassinet. Once baby moves into it's crib, for safety we use a separate special breathable bumper. And therefore this is for pure decoration purposes only.