The Houndstooth Front Rail cover-Up is both function and design. The front rail cover up protects your foot board on the convertible cribs and it looks great. For the parent choosing not to use a bumper, it can add the needed decor lost when the bumper is removed. Cover ups can be used with a full bumper as well. Wash gentle cycle, separate, cold water. Tumble dry low or hang dry. This a neutral collection, perfect for a boy or a girl.