So, yesterday morning I walked into Noah’s nursery to find him on his knees chewing on his crib railing! I could hear his teeth raking across the back of the rail and instantly pictured the destruction that would ensue if I let that continue. But how do you keep your little one from using their crib rail as a teething toy really? Lowing the mattress only goes so far (now he just pulls himself up to standing – gah!). Then I remembered a post I read over at BabyRabies.com. She’d had a similar problem with her little one and came up with this crib rail guard that was sooo much prettier than the plastic things you get at BRU (plus, who wants to let their baby eat plastic?)
I followed her instructions pretty closely and totally agree that grossgrain ribbon, though more expensive, would be easier. I hated making the ties because you had to turn the tubes right side out and now my thumbs are really sore. All in all it took me about 4 hours to do. I got most of the cutting done during Noah’s short nap in the afternoon and then finished it all up the evening. Honestly, if I’d used ribbon instead of making ties it would have been 2 hours tops to make both.