Going into motherhood, I heard stories everywhere I went about all its ups and downs. I remember listening to a lot of people complain about their child teething, and saying it was on par with potty training in terms of the frustration it led to. I tried to heed their warnings but no matter how much you know there’s still always some new lesson to be learned.
This was the case for me when my daughter started teething. The surprise came when I noticed little scratches all over the railing on her crib. At first I had no idea what it was, but it didn’t take me long to figure out she’d been chewing on it. Not only did I not want my little girl eating wood, but the crib was also pretty expensive didn’t help the situation.
Some reading online led me to buy a Leachco Easy Teether convertible Crib Cover for about $20. After I got it out of the box and set it up, I was more than happy. It seemed to be an effective guard against my daughter, plus I benefited a little from it’s cushioning on my ribs when I leaned against the crib.
Everything was going great until I left her alone for five minutes to use the bathroom and came back to find barely hanging onto the railing. I realized that while the Velcro did make the set-up really easy, it also let it be easily removable by even a very young child. I was able to solve the problem by putting the Velcro on the outside, but this also made it so that she couldn’t reach the teething toys.
I really like the idea, but this should have stayed in testing a little bit longer if they really wanted to make it efficient. It serves its overall purpose fairly well, but all the headache it comes with makes me feel like I wasted my money. I would not recommend this to my friends, and don’t plan on using mine again either.