K.C. asks from Naperville, IL on December 17, 2008
Biting off Paint Chips on Crib
So What Happened?™
Thanks for the response...I'm off to Babies R Us for teeth guards!
N.P. answers from Chicago on December 18, 2008
toxic-ness would depend on the crib. YOu can have it tested for lead if you want. Or look up on line to see if it was ever recalled.
You can buy a plastic piece at Babies R Us that will cover the crib rail - it's called a teething guard I think.
A.R. answers from Chicago on December 18, 2008
Get a new crib immediately and get one that follows the safety standards. If the paint has lead in it then he could have ingested some. He should have his lead levels checked. Lead paint is sweet which is why kids suck on it. Hopefully this is a crib without lead paint. Talk with your pediatrician right away. A.
J.G. answers from Chicago on December 17, 2008
I got Gummi rail at Babies R Us.
D.R. answers from Chicago on December 18, 2008
My daughter started using the wood on her crib as a teether, and I couldn't find any crib protectors that fit her crib, so I made (and believe me I'm not crafty...) a bumper by sewing some padding inside some material that matched her room and tied it on. It worked.
D.N. answers from Chicago on December 17, 2008
I am guessing he is biting the crib rail. You can buy rail guards at Babies R Us. Paint on cribs is not allowed to have any lead in it so it should be safe but you can test it with a kit they sell in stores. I think Walgreens has them but I know Home Depot and Menards sell them. Even the idea that our child is eating something that is not food is always scary.
L.V. answers from Chicago on December 17, 2008
I had the same problem with my son and I bought a Gummi Crib Rail that forms to the shape of the crib from the One Step Ahead catalogue.
G.H. answers from Chicago on December 18, 2008
Wherever you got the crib from, find out if it's toxic and if they carry plastic snapon protectors. They may give you the manufacturers number.