OH!!! For the baby! Okay. I see. As a baby growing up with cats, and as an aunt watching my niece grow up around cats I see the whole myth and legend of cats and babies to be traditionally over rated.
Cats sleep in the crib because it's warm and sometimes baby drool tastes like milk and stuff. I think everyone here knows cats will not smother a baby. The baby has a more serious chance of rolling over on itself. It's ludicrous. If that is the concern, simply ban the cats from the room altogether.
If it's for the possibility of scratches, which is likely, then stepping up grooming practices to include regular nail clippings and Soft Paws will greatly decrease the chances of bad injury. My sister uses SoftPaws on little Illusion and he allows her to apply them no problem. You glue the acrylic nails to their clipped nails. It stays on for months and the packs generally come with way extras so you don't have to buy them too often. Right now, poor Illusion has pink soft paws on!!! Looshy is a boy!!
He runs around and scratches his litter (the same as he always did, which isn't that much but anyway) and he catches bugs and I think a mouse with his soft paws on. It changes nothing about his personality except I was playing with him and he still bit me, his nails felt harmless!! I am a strong advocate for soft paws.
Declawing in my opinion is an unnecessary procedure. As Bob mentioned above, it does have a lot to do with ethics. Many vets refuse to do it and it is banned in some countries. Now, take that and add it to your opinion already that you think it is wrong and look within to make your choice. I have a friend who lives by the rule of declawing her cats and dismisses the possibility that her cat will NEVER escape the house in its 18 or so years. I personally do not like the idea of modifying an animal for cosmetic purposes, spaying bunnies helps them live longer happier lives. Spaying a cat does the same thing and reduces that awful period they go through while in heat. Declawing them alters the way they walk and severs their toes and can lead to be very painful for them. It is cosmetic because it does not have any benefit to the cat. It is solely for the human owner.
Babies that grow up closely to animals in a loving caring environment (like I know you guys have) will enable them to treat animals in kindness and grow up making the right decisions. Kids follow the example of their parents. Seeing body modification on an animal as the right practice can potentially play a role later in life. I know, I'm probably going off on a huge other tangent that has nothing to do with declawing cats but I wanted to bring it.
Anyway, ask yourself WHY you (or hubby) chooses to declaw and make a decision.
**EDIT: Sorry! lol I totally missed the part where you said you bought the coverings! oops!