Friday, January 28, 2011

Baby woodchuck

It seems that we have a woodchuck in the house. And boy is he doing some serious damage.

The culprit?

Yep. That cute little guy is really a monster woodchuck in disguise. I don't know why he does it, but he enjoys CHEWING on his crib rails. And he doesn't just chew on them, he is slowly destroying them!

Remember the rhyme, "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

Well, in this house we've changed it to: "How much crib can a baby chew if a baby could chew cribs."

Sadly, I don't yet know the answer to that rhyme. He may eat the whole thing. One morning I could walk into the room and find his mattress sitting on the floor surrounded by wood shavings.

We've bought a few different crib rail covers, but they're pretty flimsy and won't stay on long. He has a tough grip and can virtually pull anything off that we try to keep down. Nothing can get between our boy and his wood!

The side he devours most is the side by his bedroom door. The other side of the crib is virtually untouched. I guess it's what he does when he wakes up from naps or after his night's sleep. He doesn't make a lot of noise when is awake, so my guess is that he's in there getting his fix. Ya know, chomping away.

At first it was funny because he only had two bottom teeth, so there were just little marks. It was kinda cute in a, "Awww... poor baby only has two teeth and really wants to chew something."

But, now that he has two top teeth as well, let's just say it's not so cute anymore.

So, the damage?

Not good, people. Not good!

I'll leave you with one our favorite commercials. Perhaps these are Aidan's long lost relatives? Who knows? (And what is it with me and commercials lately?!)

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  1. Haha! For whatever reason, N has not figured out how to pull herself up to her feet in her crib. I think she has so much fun rolling around in it that she could care less to stand. BUT, our crib came with rail guards that fit really snugly. Maybe contact the manufacturer of yours and see if they can send you come?

  2. Can't help you on the chewing thing. Our crib came with a guard screwed into it on the drop down side. That commercial is one of my favorites too!

  3. bahahahaha! Ohmygosh i'm so sorry... but this is too funny! Hopefully your little woodchuck stops chomping his crib!

  4. Abby was the exact same way! We found these fabric rail guards that tie onto the crib and also have a waterproof backing at Babies R Us. They don't sell them in stores so you have to order them from online but they have been fantastic for her bed. You can get a long one for the front and a set of short ones for the sides. Her crib has a curve on the sides and they still work great. They just tie on to the railing like a bumper would. Here's the link if you are interested. They come in a few different colors too.

  5. Oh, girl, I feel your pain!! Natalie was like a little beaver. It looked like she tried to whittle something out of her crib. HUGE gouges chewed out of it. When we let my brother and his wife borrow it, T had to show Jamie how to refinish it!!


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