I have recently come to the following conclusions:
1. Megan was right. Don't break the bank on an expensive crib (no matter how beautiful), because your child will just EAT IT!
Thank goodness I followed her advise. These pictures were taken over a month ago. Carly has dug even deeper in to the wood. We even found a wood chip in her diaper the other morning.
Yes, I know that we need to invest in the plastic covers. Hopefully they have ones for the sides of the crib and not just the front and back.