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How can I get my 9 month old to stop chewing on his crib?

I know lots of babies do this, but he is actually eating pieces of the wood which he is gnawing off the crib. He enjoys being in his crib and sleeps well in it. He is not in there unless he is about to go to sleep, sleeping or just waking up. I am just starting to worry the small splinters of wood he is swallowing will harm him. Should I worry?

 
truthteller0722

Asked by truthteller0722 at 9:47 AM on May. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Can you sew? I don't know if they sell anything like this, but if you know how to sew, rip/cut up an old sheet and make a wrap for each individual bar, using little cheap snaps to close them. Either that or you could look for a crib with plastic or metal bars. :-D
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 9:55 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • I hope it won't...my son gnawed on his crib too. He at 13 is ok so far.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:56 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • http://www.cribs.com/search/index.cfm?Ntt=metal%20crib&Ntk=all&source=googleaw&kwid=metal%20crib&tid=exact
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 9:59 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • Oh, and I found some crib rail teethers. They are plastic slats to cover up the rails. Theyre $10 at Target.

    http://www.target.com/Crib-Rail-Teether/dp/B000056JJ8/qid=1242309661/ref=br_1_5/184-8439403-4083332?ie=UTF8&node=1254760011&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 10:02 AM on May. 14, 2009

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