When you see your daughter doing this (on the monitor) in her crib
And you say to your husband “we need to lower her crib mattress”. Don’t wait. Don’t keep saying it every day. Go get the allen wrench tool-thingy and lower the dang mattress.
In fact, just go do it now.
Because one day, she will wake up from her nap, you will be downstairs and you’ll hear a thud and know exactly what happened. Then you’ll also hear the scream. A scream you know mean get here 5 seconds ago.
Yes, she had gotten out of her crib. I found her on her belly on the floor. She had taken out her lamp on the side table and changed the sound on her sound machine on the way down.
I made it upstairs in record time and immediately scooped her up of the floor. She cried for a bit longer, then calmed down. I checked her over and she seemed okay.
I then went downstairs, found the allen wrench and immediately lowered her crib mattress. Yes, I had been saying I needed to do it for a month and a half and it probably took me 10 minutes!
We came downstairs and she ate, then wanted to get down (no snuggles for her) and started doing this craziness.
At her very next nap (with the mattress lowered and yes there is a bumper…), I caught her on the monitor standing up (I had no idea she could do it) and then found her standing up when I went to get her.
Later that day, she crawled over to me and started whacking me on the back and stood up on me.
She does have a little battle wound from her fight with the table…her nose is a little red. I guess that’s what she bumped on her way down. And apparently, she’s also learned how to take her shirt off in her sleep?
This really did happen, so please do take note. Remember to lower the crib mattress as soon as they start moving and/or pushing up. It’s only a matter of time before they learn these new tricks and this could have ended very differently.
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