How to Install a Teething Rail in a Crib

What You'll Need
Double sided tape
Teething rail (cloth, gummy rubber or plastic)

Teething rails are easily accessible in different department stores and baby centers, and come in different colors and styles. Nowadays, teething rails are normally made from nontoxic gummy rubbers, soft plastic, and the conventional cloth rails. 

As your baby becomes older, she can starts to sit up, turn over, pull up, as well as bite her crib. The crib may no longer be a safe zone for her that it formerly was. It is essential to modify the crib as the baby grows. Keep in mind your more active and older baby will now be capable of chewing on the crib rails, grabbing the mobile, or pulling on the crib bumpers. That is why you need to install a teething rail on your baby’s crib to ensure that she will not be hurt as she bites it.

Step 1 – Prepare the Crib

Since teething rails for your baby’s crib are readily available at baby centers, the only job left for you is to install it properly on the crib to avoid any accident for your teething baby.

Next, you need to remove all the mattress, bedding, pillows, mobiles and toys inside the crib. Wipe the crib using a clean cloth, alcohol and lukewarm water. It is important to sanitize the crib at least once a month to guarantee its safety for your baby.

Step 2 – Prepare the Teething Rail

Install the teething rail particularly when your baby is already capable pulling herself up and she starts teething. Your baby may start chewing on her crib’s railing. The teething rail is a strong, plastic, rubber or cloth sleeve that will glide over the railing in order to protect it from your baby's emerging teeth.

Step 3 – Install the Teething Rail

The teething rail usually comes with a manual that lists the instructions on how to place it properly along the crib’s railing.

For a cloth teething rail, you just need to tie the cloth ribbons in order to fasten it to the crib’s railing. No need to worry that the teething rail will not fit the crib because it comes with the standard size. So, it will perfectly fit your baby’s crib railings.

For gummy rubber and soft plastic teething rails, its package includes double-sided tape in order to stick it on the crib’s railing. These plastic and rubber materials are nontoxic so it won’t harm your baby in any way.

Step 4 – Set up the Crib

Replace the mattress, pillows and bedding inside the crib. Lower the mattress since as your baby gets bigger and taller she’ll be capable of pulling herself up. Also, frequently check the mattress that holds your baby to ensure that it’s not becoming baggy. Place the crib distant enough from window treatments and other furniture. Your baby may be capable of making use of other furniture to aid her escape from the crib. If there are blinds or curtains within reach, your baby may be capable of employing them to drag herself away from the crib.