Need some advice...

Karrie - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Aiden has been chewing on his crib. This started when he started teething so I thought it was normal. I bought him a cherrywood sleigh crib with the plastic "teething rails" along the sides. He will not chew on those. He has managed to scrape the stain off of both end pieced and the long side piece under the teething rail. I have checked with the manufacturer and made sure it was non toxic and checked with his Pediatrician who said it is because he is teething. The problem is he finds little comfort in teething rings and other such things. If he wakes up in the middle of the night or from a nap and doesnt make noise to let us know he is awake he will chew on his bed. He has 6 teeth and has not slowed down chewing at all. I am worried about the amount of his crib that has been injested. I am also worried that now he is chewing a spot that the stain is gone and is chewing plain wood.


Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to get him to stop this? nothing so far has worked and I am out of ideas. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Rachael - posted on 07/08/2009

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My daughter will stand in her crib and run her bottom teeth up the side rail under the chew guard. I've always left a toy in her bed but when she wants out she will yell to get our attention and stand there and run her teeth along the rail. I don't know how to get her to stop but thankfully she's only scratching it at this point.

Karrie - posted on 07/08/2009

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Quoting Chelsey:

My daughter hasn't gone through this but she wouldn't really take any of the teething rings so i went out and i bought her a pacifier that was in the shape of a raspberry.. it is a teething ring and they don't have to hold it and it doesn't go in the fridge.. so if he takes to a pacifier he might take to this.. It's the only suggestion i have.. Good Luck!!



I wish he would take a pacifier now that I know they make stuff like that. When he is not in his bed he will chew on his clothes or if we are holding him he will chew on our T Shirt and stuff like that. But he will not stop chewing on his bed. I dont think it is a teething thing at this point I think it may be bordom?? I don't know. But thank you for the advice I might try that just to see if he will chew on it.

Chelsey - posted on 07/08/2009

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My daughter hasn't gone through this but she wouldn't really take any of the teething rings so i went out and i bought her a pacifier that was in the shape of a raspberry.. it is a teething ring and they don't have to hold it and it doesn't go in the fridge.. so if he takes to a pacifier he might take to this.. It's the only suggestion i have.. Good Luck!!

Monique - posted on 07/08/2009

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maybe try something thats hard like the rail but nontoxic and cant break like a plastic stress ball, my son had a similar he didnt like anything cold and wudnt hold a teething ring so i just brought some orajel and I apply it when he starts to bite or when it seems like his gums are bothering him.

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