How to sew a crib teething guard- quick and easy!
We've been working on getting G to sleep in his crib. He's a terrible sleeper.
Someone shared the following links with me and I decided to try this:
- The Claim: Chamomile Can Soothe a Colicky Baby.
- Chamomile: Baby's Little Wonder Herb
- Chamomile Tea Benefits
It certainly didn't hurt. He had a better than normal night.
After the initial excitement wore off though, G started refusing the tea. A few tricks that worked (briefly in most cases)...
1) Soak washcloths and freeze for baby to chew/suck on
2) Give the tea via a spoon
3) Try bottle, sippy cup, etc. I guess some people mix with breastmilk/formula, but I didn't dare seeing everyone freaks if you mix other stuff with breastmilk.
4) Made the tea, mixed about 1-2 oz into some oatmeal for him and added a little fruit (I tried applesauce) all to desired thickness. Baby G gobbled this up.
It was good while it lasted. Ahhhh the constant battle of figuring out how to get your baby to sleep.
How to Sew a Crib Rail Teething GuardOnto more crafty business, Baby G's new happy wake ups involve him pulling up to stand in the crib and sneaking some nibbles on the rails! I've been meaning to make a crib teething guard for a while, but it wasn't necessary before. Now... yeah.
I found this tutorial on Things For Boys. It will do the trick, although I think I may need to tweak it a little so I have sections to cover three sides of the crib.
It's not a complicated thing to make. I used one layer of flannel and one terrycloth (towels), made straps, and sewed it together. I finished by adding snaps to the straps. Mostly it's turn and top stitch- pretty easy. Which means it's a great beginner's project.
|Measuring out fabric for my particular crib. I didn't iron the fabric as you can tell.|
|Rather than turn and topstitch, I chose to pin and pray. I just tucked the edges under and pinned together. I HATE turning small straps- virtually impossible.|
|It seemed to work out pretty well. I made 8 of these. I only sewed 4 straps, then cut them in half seeing they were long enough to make two out of.|
I did these steps for all three sides. I didn't make the straps even due to time constraints (I was supposed to be packing for our trip, teehee) and I sort of like the look.
|You can see my book slings to the right of the crib here- I chose the matching fabric. I love using up old fabric. An excuse to buy more!|