DIY Crib Rail Protector: Reader Hack

DIY Crib Rail Protector: Reader Hack

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Carrie McBride
Jan 18, 2011

Some kids chew on their cribs, some don't. Michelle's son is a chewer and here's her clever solution for protecting the crib and her son: When my son wouldn't stop pulling off the rail protectors on his crib (the ones from IKEA that they have discontinued - sooo unfortunate), we were at our wits end with how to keep them on and keep our little beaver from getting mouth splinters. We tried several solutions that didn't work until we hit on something fantastic.

We used plastic ties that you can get at any hardware or dollar store and just clipped the ends really short. It's cheap, not too obtrusive, and works perfectly. Thought this idea might be useful to other parents dealing with the same issue.

Excellent tip, thanks Michelle! Readers, you can find Michelle at Munch where she writes about cooking for the munchkin in your life.

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