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DIY No Sew Crib Teething Protector

15 Jan

My son has always been a super drooler. Certain family members and a few strangers thought to inform me that he was most likely teething at 3 months old. Blah blah. Wrong! Actually, we just welcomed his very first pearly white at 8 months.

I decided that we needed something to protect the crib from tiny teeth marks. Ya know, since babies obviously become beavers. Afterall, we will likely be using the same crib for at least a couple more babies. Let me just tell you, crib protectors are expensive. Even the adorable ones on Etsy were just a bit too pricey for this frugal mama. And I could never make my own, right? I mean my sewing skills are less than…um…mediocre. Then I came across a no sew way to make my own and was surprised at how easy and cheap it was to do.

What you will need:

  • Fleece Fabric – I recommend fleece because it doesn’t fray when cut and the edges can be left raw. I purchased 2 yards at Walmart for $2.49 a yard. I have a ton of excess. 1 yard would have been plenty. Perhaps even half a yard.
  • Scissors

Cut the fabric the length of your crib rail by about 10-12 inches wide. Lay this long piece of fabric across the rail and use your scissors to cut strips in between the bars of the crib. When you are finished, lay the fabric on the floor and use the slits you just cut as a guide to cut the other side.


Lay your finished, fringed piece across the rail of your crib.


Now start tying double knots in the spaces between the bars. There will be strips of fabric where the bars are. Just tuck those up into the fabric.



And viola! Now just repeat on the other side.



Teething Bling by Smart Mom Review and Giveaway

17 Dec

My son is 7 months old without a tooth in sight but he chews and drools like mad. Surely, teeth are in his near future right? So I’ve been on the lookout for teething toys.

Since I am an avid babywearer, my son spends a good portion of his time snuggled up close to mommy. And even more of his time with his little fingers (and mouth) all over my necklaces. Yuck. I have to turn my necklaces completely around to keep him from chewing on them. I don’t like the thought of all those yucky chemicals in his mouth or the fact that it could potentially break and give us a big scare or worse.

Smart Mom’s Teething Bling products solved those problems for us. I recieved a Signature Pendant in Cotton Candy Blue and a matching bangle.


Why I reccomend Teething Bling:

Teething Bling products are made from a food-safe, phthalate-free, federally-approved silicone so they are 100% safe for baby to gnaw on.

They are strung on a heavy duty cord with a breakaway clasp which makes them both easy to put on and take off AND very strong.

My son loves “his” new teethers. They kept him entertained the entire church service. He gives Teething Bling two thumbs up!

Smart Mom is a company run by moms just like us and their customer service is nothing short of amazing. My questions were answered promptly and with care and concern. I was very pleased with the way I was treated as a customer.

They come in a huge selection of colors and shapes so they are not only awesome for baby, but can be super cute for mom. Some of the pendant shapes include crosses, starfish, rings, and hearts. They come in every color of the rainbow as well as shimmery  and patterned pendants. Check out this awesome rainbow pendant:


You won’t be disappointed in these products. They are adorable and quality made by amazingly sweet mamas.

To purchase your very own Teething Bling products please visit http://www.smartmomjewelry.com

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