Installing a bumper into your baby's crib is a way to ease your mind about your baby getting a head injury from hard crib bars. Crib bumpers may be used in a baby's bed until he begins to stand in the crib. If you use a crib bumper, you will need to ensure that it is tight and secure by following the correct procedure for installation.
Place the crib bumper against the inside of the crib to ensure that it is long enough to cover all sides. Some crib bumpers come in four separate pieces. If this applies, put all pieces into the crib to make sure they meet snugly in each corner.
Measure the ties that are hanging. They should be no longer than six inches to prevent strangulation.
Starting at a corner, attach the ties around the crib post. You will continue to secure the ties until you reach the end of the bumper. For crib bumpers that come in four pieces, you will repeat this step four times, making sure that all four sides are completely covered.
Check that the crib bumper is snugly placed and cannot be easily pulled away from the bars. Repeat this step as you move down the crib bumper and check the security of the ties.