Available in a wide range of sizes Fits raised or uneven crib rails and styles Disadvantages: You must strictly follow the washing instructions Hides part of the crib from view Plastic Crib Rail Cover If you have bought a unique baby crib and want to show if off then there is no point hiding it behind a fabric teething rail.
Plastic crib rail covers are transparent, allowing you to show off all aspects of your new crib while still protecting it from your teething infant. Plastic crib rail covers simply clip onto the rail. The downside to the simple install is that a clever baby can quickly figure out how to remove a plastic crib rail cover. If your baby is too clever for his own good, you can keep the rail secured with clear zip ties.
Unlike their fabric cousins, plastic crib rail covers do not absorb drool.
Does not detract from the crib design Quick and simple to install Easy to wipe down and clean Disadvantages: Because the surface of the crib rail compresses, your baby will have a much easier time chewing this rail cover than the plastic type.
Rubber crib rail covers attach to the baby crib by an adhesive lined back.
This means that when you remove a rubber crib rail protector, you will also need to remove the sticky, gunk that is left behind. Does not detract from the crib Quick and simple to install Easy to wipe down and clean Disadvantages: Does not fasten securely to raised or uneven crib rails If you remove the rail cover, the adhesive also needs to be removed Excess drool will fall to the floor Comparing one crib rail cover to another can be a difficult task.
Especially when each box is advertising how great their rail protector is. Below are some points to take into consideration when comparing crib rail covers.
Is the crib rail cover a drool trap? When your baby starts chewing on the crib rail cover there is going to be drool. Lots and lots of drool. A crib rail cover should not only be easy to clean but also prevent drool building up inside it.
A fabric crib rail, for instance, can soak up drool leaving it constantly damp. So easy to install and ultra-light for travel. It can be dropped down by a simple push button release and raised up with a click lock action.
A fabric crib rail, for instance, can soak up drool leaving it constantly damp. The underside of a damp crib rail cover is the perfect environment for growing mold and mildew. Fortunately, plenty of fabric teething rails have a waterproof backing to prevent drool from soaking through to the other side.
Does the crib rail cover have loops Some crib rail covers are designed with loops. These loops are perfect for hanging extra teething toys from to give your baby an alternative to chewing on the cover. What color is the crib rail cover When choosing a crib rail cover it is worth remembering that lighter colors stain much easier than darker ones.
Which rail is the cover protecting? Keep in mind that it is not enough to protect a single crib rail. Your baby will simply turn around and start chewing on an unprotected railing. Long crib rails need long covers and short crib rails need shorter covers. Keep this in mind when shopping for crib rail covers. If you only buy long covers, you will need to figure out what to do with the excess on the shorter sides and if you only buy short, then there is going to be exposed wood on the longer railings How does the crib rail cover attach to the crib?
Examine how each cover attaches to the rail of your crib. Some attach by simply clipping on while others use ties or Velcro. If you can easily remove a crib rail cover then it is a safe bet that your baby can to. Crib ail covers that are held in place by buttons should be avoided. Buttons can pop off and are the perfect size to be swallowed by a curious baby.
How low does the crib rail cover hang? If your baby enjoys staring out into the nursery then stick to a crib rail cover that does not hang. Best crib rail cover You may notice that the crib rail covers in this list are all made from fabric. Surprisingly, in my testing, the fabric crib rail covers far out performed covers made from rubber, plastic or other materials.
So read on to discover the top crib rail covers available. Over 10 different color options Brand:
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