No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial

One morning I woke up to the sweet sound of Halli playing.  I love that sound.  It makes my heart happy listening to her giggle and talk after she has a had a good night’s rest.  This particular morning I walked in and she was chewing on her crib! She was teething on it like she was starving but was having the time of her life! We clearly needed a teething crib rail cover!

That poor crib rail….. it didn’t stand a chance.

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial

Halli is always wearing her amber teething necklace or bracelet.  It works like a charm for us and I rarely know that she is teething until I see teeth pop through.  She is such a happy teether!  Sure enough, after I found her attacking the crib rail she had THREE teeth coming in.  I immediately got on Amazon to look for a teething rail guard for the crib.  To cover all 3 sides of her crib it was going to be about $50!!!  No thanks, I did not want to pay $50 for something she was going to chew on.  Also, our crib has a really wide top rail, it would be tricky to find the right size of cover to fit it.

In high school, I made a few fleece blankets by tying the ends of the material together.  I thought fleece would be the perfect thing to easily tie around her crib.  It would be cheap, soft, and would protect the crib from any more damage.

I ran over to Joann’s and purchased 2 yards of fabric.  It was $7 total!  I washed and dried the material and got to work on our new teething crib rail cover.  The entire project with my two little helpers took about 20 minutes.  The measuring and cutting are by far the most time consuming, but it is all fairly simple.

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial #momspotted

Hayden loved helping me measure, and Halli was an excellent supervisor.

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial #momspotted

Then carefully cut your fabric.  Fleece has some give and stretch to it so use sharp scissors and try to cut it as straight as possible.

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial #momspotted

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial #momspotted

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial #momspotted

BAM! You’re done!

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial #momspotted

We have loved it so far.  It was a project I could do with my kids and Hayden learned a little bit about measuring.  In 20 minutes I saved our crib, completed a craft, and Hayden was learning. Winning!

It is also breezed to take off and on to throw in the washer.  Halli can teethe away and there won’t be any more damage to the crib.  Halli loves how soft it is.  She will rub her hands on it or her cheek.  Plus I love knowing I saved a grip of money on a rail guard.  $7 is waaay better than $50!  Plus it fits snuggly to my uniquely shaped crib.  I wish I would have made it sooner!

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial #momspotted

This teething crib rail cover was seriously so quick, easy, and cheap to put together.  I hope you and your little teething kiddos love this as much as we do.

No Sew Teething Crib Rail Cover

No Sew Fleece Tied Teething Crib Rail Cover Tutorial #momspotted

About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (10) and sweet girl Halli (6). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 11 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @fourheartsproject


  1. Great idea. I like that it is a no-sew option. Your daughter is adorable!

  2. Heidi Daily says

    Love this idea! If only it would have come a year sooner, it would have saved me some money!

  3. Vickie Couturier says

    you did a awesome job on that,,what a good ideal,

  4. Keara B. says

    This is an awesome idea. 🙂 Wish I would have thought of something like this with my last baby… the teeth marks are all over the place!

  5. Mirko says

    It’s great, just make it some natural material so the baby doesn’t eat plastic. Cotton or linen..

  6. Awww… she looks far to cute to be chewing up her bed like a lil’ beaver. It must be mischievous elves.

  7. Angelfish Dragonfly says

    Oh, just look at that smile in the last picture. It’s as if she is so happy to be able to chew on something soft. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Kelly says

    Hi! Do you think it would work if the side rails aren’t straight across? Our crib side rails slope down from back to front.

  9. Molly says

    When you added the extra 5 inches (10 total) did that account for the extra inch or so of fabric needed to make the curve over the top of the rail?

  10. Melissa says

    Won’t the fuzz from the fleece be dangerous for them to chew on?

    • Jennifer says

      Fleece doesn’t have fuzzies.

  11. Miranda says

    Thanks for sharing this! I am going to add some padding because my little girl seems to get hurt on her rails 🙁 my first never did but I get worried if I don’t hear her wake up that she will hit her head! Making this today!

  12. This is a wonderful idea.

  13. Lara says

    Thanks for the tutorial – I made this today and it turned out great! Fairly easy and fairly inexpensive, and I can now rest assured knowing the crib won’t be gnawed by my little beaver 🙂

  14. Good idea, and you need to keep the blanket clean.

  15. I did this with our crib. People thought I was weird, but it worked like a charm!!

  16. Jess says

    I wish I would have thought of something like this before my daughter started gnawing on the crib! Her crib came with crib rails, but only for the long sides. So, she goes to town on the short sides and has a face covered in flecks of paint. I’m totally going to get some fabric and do this.

    • Jess says

      It came with crib rail covers.. Of course it came with crib rails. 😛

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