Friday, April 22, 2011

Saving the Trees-One Crib at a Time

~In honor of Earth Day~

We are wrapping up week number 2 of sleeping through the night in their cribs, and we are happy to report that the babies are doing really well. We no longer need a bedtime bottle. We have shortened the amount of time spent crying before falling asleep, and for the most part, they sleep, on average, ten hours straight.

Drew’s crib, on the other hand, hasn’t fared quite as well.

The once- beautiful cherry wood sleigh crib has been mauled by a Drew Bear.

What It Should Look Like

What It Looks Like

The Culprit

We needed a solution to save the crib and the Bear’s digestive tract.

Luckily, I found a cheap, easy solution on Baby Rabies. It’s a cloth rail cover. All you need is some quilted fabric, regular fabric, some ribbon, and a mom with a sewing machine willing to sew it all together. (If you're in the market for Cars fabric, I have lots left over).

Special thanks to Jill @ Baby Rabies for the idea and to my mom for her time and sewing skills.


Martine said...

Great solution! Our crib is iorn and baby boy use to really love to chew on it! Since it was a metal, it didn't get damaged but I was really worried what would happen when he got his teeth. So far it seems like he's not that interested in munching on it.

Isn't if funny how one of your babies chews on the crib and the other doesn't? :)

Holly Ann said...

Super cute idea! I need to break out my sewing machine again so maybe I'll try this!

Jenner said...

The peapod's crib is the SAME way. I think she still chews on it even though it's been converted into a bed. Even hubby's desk has teeth marks in it!

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