My almost 9 monther has 4 teeth and knows how to use them. Thankfully he's not biting people (yet), but his crib isn't quite so lucky...
I was upset to see the damage, but more so about what he's ingesting as he's gnawing away at the wood and varnish! So, off I went in search of crib rail covers.
There are many choices on the market, and as always, I did my research!!
Kidkusion Gummi Crib Rail:
A plastic cover that sticks onto your crib. Nice idea, but apparently it leaves a residue on the crib if you ever try to take it off. So, it's pretty much on there for life or until junior peels it off for you. ha!
Leachco Easy Teether:
This one velcros on and they have little velcro loops that you can strap toys onto, which seems cool. The negatives: some reviews say young children learn to pull the covers off easily - little velcro strips are no match for a determined baby or toddler! Also, they come in white, brown, or green. Not cute at all. I actually got one from a friend and have it on our back rail. It's doing fine so far, but if you ask me, it looks like a straight jacket for a crib! haha!
Trend Lab Crib Wrap:
This is similar to Leachco's except this one has ties instead of velcro. I think my little one would be very enticed by the ties and eat/pull at them endlessly. They have more color options than Leachco, but all solids and not especially interesting.
Raincoast Baby Crib Rail Covers:
This is the one I ultimately went with and I have to be honest about the reason: THEY ARE FREAKING CUTE!!!!!! Tons of fun patterns to choose from :) They attach with cute Paddington Bear style buttons. More on these crib rail covers below...
Raincoast Baby has 13 gorgeous crib rail cover patterns to choose from, which was a seriously tough decision!!
We finally decided on the "doodle paisley" pattern and here's the set laid out on our floor (3 pieces: 2 side covers and 1 long front cover):
The buttons made "installation" super easy - I literally had the covers on the crib ready to go in under 2 minutes. Here's Kenzo testing out the covers:
My thoughts? I love my Raincoast Baby Crib Rail Covers! Not only do they keep baby from chewing on the crib rails, but they're nice and stylish too! We never did the whole bedding set thing, so it's fun to have some decor on the crib for once! I just need to get some crib sheets to coordinate now :) The only slightly negative thing is that they're very thick (which is great for baby - protecting the crib rails from his teeth and protecting baby's head and mouth from bumps!) but it makes getting the mattress out of the crib a bit of an extra effort. Still, I was able to do it without removing the covers, so no big deal!
So, if you're looking for a functional AND stylish way to protect your crib rails and your baby, Raincoast Baby Crib Rail Covers are the way to go!
Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
6/5/2014 07:20:31 am
Thanks for this review of the options out there! I am also considering buying covers from Raincoast Baby. Just wondering what the dimensions of your crib are... mine is a bit smaller than the cover dimensions, but wondering if I can rush ('roosh') it a bit to make it fit.
Hey Lynne, as you can see in the photos it didn't fit my crib perfectly either just because of the spacing between the buttons and the spacing of my rails. So while it didn't lie flat or look perfect, the function and overall was totally fine. I expect it would be for you as well, but if you're concerned you should definitely contact the company!
9/28/2015 10:40:47 am
Looks amazing all those products! Thanks alot for sharing
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