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Old 05-13-2019, 12:06 PM
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How do you keep babies/toddlers from biting the crib and ruining the wood? Licensing is really strict on pack and plays so i got rid of them. But they also dont approve of the "rough wood" on the crib.
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How do you keep babies/toddlers from biting the crib and ruining the wood? Licensing is really strict on pack and plays so i got rid of them. But they also dont approve of the "rough wood" on the crib.
I know this doesn't really help now but I train my littles from the very beginning to never stand in the crib.

They are picked up ONLY when in a sitting position.
I've used sleep sacks for warmth and they double as something that prevents standing and/or climbing quickly.

My crib is right in eye sight so when I have an infant using a crib and they begin to stand, I stop them. Rinse and repeat and eventually they simply learn that sitting is the way to get out. lol!

PNP's aren't hard for licensing. You just can't have any holes in the mesh and you need to have sheets that fit tightly. Other than that, there really is no difference between cribs and PNP's as far as licensing requirements go. Both require monthly checks and tight fitting sheets.

Is your licensing department saying you need to do more than that?
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I know this doesn't really help now but I train my littles from the very beginning to never stand in the crib.

They are picked up ONLY when in a sitting position.
I've used sleep sacks for warmth and they double as something that prevents standing and/or climbing quickly.

My crib is right in eye sight so when I have an infant using a crib and they begin to stand, I stop them. Rinse and repeat and eventually they simply learn that sitting is the way to get out. lol!

PNP's aren't hard for licensing. You just can't have any holes in the mesh and you need to have sheets that fit tightly. Other than that, there really is no difference between cribs and PNP's as far as licensing requirements go. Both require monthly checks and tight fitting sheets.

Is your licensing department saying you need to do more than that?
My licensor hates them personally, so she goes out of her way to find issues with it. I couldnt find the hole she said i had in one.
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That's a much nicer alternative the "Hot sauce!" that popped into my head. Not that I'd actually do that...
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Cheap alternative: pool noodles.
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My licensor hates them personally, so she goes out of her way to find issues with it. I couldnt find the hole she said i had in one.
Mine, too. They cannot be cleaned thoroughly (cardboard mat) so are "discouraged". I used to buy each child their own upon enrollment, then toss out when the child turned 12 months.

Now I have the metal evacuation mini-cribs.
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Cheap alternative: pool noodles.
That's a good idea!
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Cheap alternative: pool noodles.
I would be worried this would be a choking hazard. Some of those noodles are easy to bite off chunks....maybe if it was wrapped in fabric.
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I would be worried this would be a choking hazard. Some of those noodles are easy to bite off chunks....maybe if it was wrapped in fabric.
That was my immediate thought.
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I want to get this. I just wasnt sure if there is a rule on this or what can be on a crib.
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I would be worried this would be a choking hazard. Some of those noodles are easy to bite off chunks....maybe if it was wrapped in fabric.
I expect supervision would prevent that. Naptime is supervised time. I can't imagine a child being standing that long before being laid back down or put back down on the floor to play. It is only 20 minutes before they are asleep or back down per regs. It also is a very short period of time that they should be in a crib after learning to stand.
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I expect supervision would prevent that. Naptime is supervised time. I can't imagine a child being standing that long before being laid back down or put back down on the floor to play. It is only 20 minutes before they are asleep or back down per regs. It also is a very short period of time that they should be in a crib after learning to stand.
I think supervision would prevent biting the crib in the first place too! My kids are not permitted to stand either because I pop them back down every time with a firm “lie down”.
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I'd use a clear plastic teething guard intended for cribs. We aren't supposed to attach ANYTHING to cribs so other attachments would be too obvious and I'd get in trouble. The clear plastic teething guards look like part of the crib. https://www.amazon.com/KidKusion-270...%2C269&sr=8-24
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