baby chewing on crib

Cara - posted on 03/23/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my daughter has started chewing/biting on her crib. we have a dark colored crib and when she bites at it the paint comes off and covers her face and gets in her mouth. she has 5 teeth now and just started doing this last week. At first it was just the front side of the crib, so i bought a cloth teething guard and thought I solved the problem. Well today I put her in there to try and get her to take a nap and it looks like a beaver chewed the sides!(she stands up now and just bites down on it. there are teeth marks pretty deep (and she was only in there about 10 minutes!). I can't find a protector to buy for the side rails, i have a convertible crib, so the side is at a slant, i don't know how else to describe it, but basically it is not flat on all for sides of the crib, so the thing i bought for the front won't work for the sides. I can't seem to find anything online that would work for this type of crib, or actually anything that protects the side rail. Does anyone have any ideas? Do all babies do this? My crib is a bonavita. Thanks.

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Alyn - posted on 03/23/2009

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I too am having that same problem, only I can't put anyting on the front of the crib, it is just too wide. My husband assures me we can buff out the marks---but who is to say we can find a stain that will match? I would just like her to stop! I will be watching for any responses!

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Rebecca - posted on 04/21/2015

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My son is 2 and he has all of his teeth and he keeps chewing on his crib and I don't know what to do

Kellie - posted on 01/19/2012

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My son has just start to do this too.he is 9 months old.you can get chewing rails.want to get more information on this

Jenn - posted on 03/23/2009

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I am about as lost as you are LOL my son chewed on his crib as well when he was younger. we bought the guards to cover the railings but he just took them off LOL He is now is a toddler bed and of course started chewing on it the first night he slept in it. We tried everything..even putting soap on it and nothing seemed to deter him from chewing on the darn thing. He just turned 2 a couple weeks ago and has finally stopped chewing on the bed!! YAY!! LOL I guess he finally just grew out of that stage cause nothing i tried to do to stop him worked. Good luck hopefully your daughter grows out of it quicker than my son did :)

Michelle - posted on 03/23/2009

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My daughter did the same thing! We had to take her to the ER because she was pooping out pieces of wood!! Try: http://www.surfsidebaby.com/store/index.... We bought one of their crib protectors and they work wonders! There are many others out there too, just google "crib railing protector:. Hope that helps all the moms out there wondering!!

Anne - posted on 03/23/2009

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Yep, same problem here!! My baby boy started around 7 months I think. Both sides of the crib definitely look like a beaver has been in there! He's now 9 months and I don't actually think he does it anymore. We didn't bother about putting anything around the crib.

Jana - posted on 03/23/2009

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My daughter would bang her head on the side of the crib, happy or mad, she would bang her head.  But I wonder if my solution would work for your problem. I couldn't find anything in stores to protect her head, so I ended up folding a towel and putting it over the rails, then I tied a 1 inch ribbon in a knot at one end and wrapped the ribbon around the towel (tight) and through the "spindles" then tying another knot at the end.  By NO means was it pretty, but it protected her head.  I was still able to move the rail up and down so it worked for me.  Her head banging phase lasted about 2 weeks then I was able to take the ugly thing down.  So I'm guessing the your daughter's chewing phase won't last long.  Like I said, it's not the best looking thing, but since her phase didn't last long, I didn't mind it and it was free!



I hope you find something that will work, or that someone else has a better solution then mine :)  Good luck.

Alicia - posted on 03/23/2009

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first I would try one step ahead its a website and they have a magazine. I have things that I never knew they had and maybe the one in there will work. Also my 1 and a half year old does do this so its not just your daughter is because she is having issues with teething and Iwould try anything like a teether or a frozen waffle or wash cloth I mean even when you lay her down.. Also you can try a toothbrush my daughter lovesit I guess it helps

Shaylee - posted on 03/23/2009

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I would just check with the manufacturer to see what is in their paint. Old paint used to contain lead but being that the manufacturer is making a product for babies you'd think they'd think a little bit about any of the "what ifs". Chewing on things for babies is pretty common and they do spend a lot of their time in there.

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