The second my little one started teething, she would pull herself up in her crib and start gnawing (well, slobbering initially) on the rails.
The wall-facing side was safe, as there wasn’t enough room for her to nibble, but I needed something to protect the railing on the room-facing side.
Especially since — in my infinite wisdom — I had painted the top of the railings grey. And even though I had used child-friendly paint I still didn’t want her ending up with flakes of paint on her gums.
Along came the HIMMELSK crib bumper to rescue, for the second time!
I had already turned it upside down and used it as a crib skirt, but now that the bed was on the lower position, it was sitting unloved and unused in a drawer.
IKEA items used:
HIMMELSK Bumper Pad (discontinued, try the LENAST instead)
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