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Help! DS is CRIBBING!!

Ok, so in the horse-world, that's a problem. The horses actually bite down on the wood in their stalls and grind their teeth through the wood.

So here's the thing, DS has started to literally chew off pieces of the edges of his crib! What can I do to stop this?

DH suggested tobasco, but I don't want to burn him!

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Asked by matobe at 10:48 AM on May. 21, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • how old is he? is he teething? i would give him something to soothe his gums/teeth if that is the problem....other than that, i have not heard of anything like this.

    Answer by aly38914290 at 10:52 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • He's 13mo, and he has the 8 in front, but cutting the first 4 molars all at once. He has never had problems with his teething, never been fussy, etc. The only thing he has when he's teething is an overwhelming number of poopy diapers. So I imagine it's becoming more of a habit than anything... I just didn't know if there was some bad-tasting something I could put on it... he doesn't mind sour or tart things...

    Answer by matobe at 10:54 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • Yea I had one that did this and one that literally rocked the crib apart. My solution has been when they start to destroy the crib move them to a big boy bed.


    Answer by oldermomof5 at 10:59 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • Move him to a big boy bed. And purchase teething rings.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:09 AM on May. 21, 2010


    Answer by ELIZABETHSMO902 at 11:11 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • Don't leave him alone to find his own amusement, if you don't like the way he amuses himself.

    When horses are doing it, it's the same reason: boredom and frustration with being coralled alone. Horses (and humans) are social animals and the exhibit symptoms of stress and anxiety when they are sequestered from others.

    If every time he wakes up you pick him up out of his crib before he's even standing up, he will have no opportunity to continue and the behaviour will fade.

    Answer by LindaClement at 4:36 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • There are special guards for the top of the rails. They're plastic. You can find them at walmart and babies r us.

    There are also cloth ones

    OR! You can make one yourself! :D

    Answer by KnLzMom at 1:28 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

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