It is always surprising when, one morning, you wake up to discover that your daughter chewed the paint off "your" carefully selected crib!
You can buy crib rail guard protectors but all the reviews that I read were mediocre. So, I took the sewing machine out of the closet for a little project.
What you need:
absorbent fabric (ex: thick cotton jersey)
ribbon (ex: bias tape)
...a few hours if your baby is not taking a nap!
1) Measure your crib rail
2) Cut cute fabric
3) Evaluate how many layers (ex: 3) of absorbent fabric you need to protect the rail...babies have very destructive little teeth. Cut absorbent fabric.
4) Pin all layers together and quilt for stability (ex: every inch)
5) Cover the raw edges with bias tape (binding)
6) Install a few ribbons (ex: 5)
note: To achieve a "clean" look (I didn't want to see the ribbon...I failed at using snaps and buttons looked a bit dangerous!), I only stitched a few inches of the ribbon in the middle of the "teething quilt"...not all the way to the edge (see last picture). By doing that "technique", the ribbons are "invisible".