One of the factors that make a nursery safe and beautiful is properly installed and arranged crib bedding, especially the crib bumper. Remember that the bumper should be tightly and adequately fit to the baby’s crib to provide the most safety and security. Since all crib bumper fabrics differ, it is essential to know how to put on crib bumpers. Thus, we have prepared this easy guide to help you get the most out of your baby’s crib bumper.
What are Crib Bumpers?
You’ve probably seen those baby crib bumpers but might not have much idea about it. So what exactly are baby crib bumpers? Crib bumpers are pillow-like linings or walls that attach to the baby crib’s insides and go around the entire crib.
The concept is that they act as a cushion or buffer to protect your baby’s head from potential danger, such as hitting their head on the slats. It also serves as a protective wall to keep your baby’s legs or arms from getting stuck in between the slats.
Steps on How to Put on Crib Bumpers
Before beginning with the steps on how to put on crib bumpers, it is essential to assess the crib first and familiarize yourself with its parts and construction. This familiarity is recommended, so you will easily know where and how to fit your baby crib bumper kit. Also, you can read the user manual to determine all the correct parts when putting them together. This step is essential for your baby’s safety at home.
If you are ready, let’s start these easy steps on how to put on crib bumpers.
Step 1: After you unwrap your crib bumper, look closely at each of the bumper’s 3-sectioned panels. One of the three-paneled end sections should be slightly shorter than the others. Start with the shortest end section. It would be best if you started securing the corner of the short end piece going to the back corner of the headboard or the footboard of your crib.
Step 2: Tie the short end of the corner piece securely to the back corner of your crib post.
Step 3: Place the bumper throughout the inside rails with the seams installed accordingly. The ties must be facing the outside of your bumper.
Step 4: Pull the back section of the bumper firmly until it’s tight on the back rails and secure/fasten at the other back corner. This will entail more tension, especially on fabrics that have plenty of stretches or “give” to them. The bumper must be tight.
Step 6: Now, tie the front corners of your crib bumper using the same manner. Secure the front corner pieces to the front crib post by tying, workaround to the final corner where the two ends meet.
Step 7: Use the ties from the short end (Step 1) and the ties on the front section to tighten both to the front corner crib post. Criss-cross the ties before you tie them around the post to prevent gapping.
Step 8: And the last step on how to put on crib bumpers is to secure the center ties in front.
Tip: Trim the bumper ties that are longer than six inches. Ensure that each side of the crib has no fewer than 3 ties, so the bumper is secured. If there is a clamp to attach to the crib, make sure that is is secure as well.
Warning: Do not allow the bumpers to be unsecured inside the crib as potential danger like suffocation could occur. It is always a good idea to have ties at the top and bottom of the bumpers and at the edges, to guarantee that your baby won’t get his head stuck under it. Make sure to remove the crib bumpers once your baby learns how to stand.
Installing a bumper to your baby’s crib will give you peace of mind that your baby is safe and protected from the potential danger of hitting their head on the hard crib bars. These crib bumpers may be used in your baby’s crib until they learn how to stand. Make sure to tighten and secure the crib bumpers by following the easy steps on how to put on crib bumpers listed above. We hope that these steps will help you not only protect your baby from potential danger but make your nursery beautiful and pretty at the same time. Now, go and put those bumpers already and pair it with drapes or curtains to your nursery’s window to match the bumpers. Here’s how to learn more about Crib Bumpers.