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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