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Old August 19th 06, 04:04 AM posted to misc.kids.moderated
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Hi

We have an 18 month who has worked out that she can climb out of her
cot. We thought that it might happen soon, and even lowered the base
below the manufacturer's lowest position.

However this evening we heard an almightly bump as she fell onto the
floor. Thankfully she seems to be fine, though shocked. I simply have
no idea how she managed to get over. Perhaps we have a budding Edmund
Hillary in the making :-)

It seems far too early for us to convert the cot into a bed. She simply
will not go to bed if we do. I would value any thoughts an ideas that
you have?

Thanks

James

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Old August 20th 06, 05:14 AM posted to misc.kids.moderated
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Hi

We have an 18 month who has worked out that she can climb out of her
cot. We thought that it might happen soon, and even lowered the base
below the manufacturer's lowest position.

However this evening we heard an almightly bump as she fell onto the
floor. Thankfully she seems to be fine, though shocked. I simply have
no idea how she managed to get over. Perhaps we have a budding Edmund
Hillary in the making :-)

It seems far too early for us to convert the cot into a bed. She simply
will not go to bed if we do. I would value any thoughts an ideas that
you have?


Frankly, I don't think you have much choice. Your daughter is no
longer safe in her crib. There are some things that you can try,
including a "cat tent" (meant to keep cats out, but might keep a
toddler in) or at least surrounding the crib with mattresses in case
she falls out again. But if it were my child, I'd bite the bullet and
switch her to a toddler bed, or even a mattress on the floor. Yes, it
is harder to get your child to stay in bed, but the crib doesn't
accomplish that now either, and she could get seriously injured
climbing out the next time.

Good luck! It will take some time, but you can teach her that she has
to stay in bed at bedtime, and she'll be much safer!

--Robyn

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Old August 20th 06, 05:49 AM posted to misc.kids.moderated
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Default Baby Edmund Hillary!!

wrote:

Hi

We have an 18 month who has worked out that she can climb out of her
cot. We thought that it might happen soon, and even lowered the base
below the manufacturer's lowest position.

However this evening we heard an almightly bump as she fell onto the
floor. Thankfully she seems to be fine, though shocked. I simply have
no idea how she managed to get over. Perhaps we have a budding Edmund
Hillary in the making :-)

It seems far too early for us to convert the cot into a bed. She simply
will not go to bed if we do. I would value any thoughts an ideas that
you have?

My oldest climbed out once when I was going to the hospital to deliver
#2. She was 25 months at the time. She didn't do it again for some
months.

My mom had a youth bed which was like a crib, except that it had a
door in the bars which could be opened so that a parent could sit on
the edge, or the child could get out by themselves. The other bars
would keep them from falling out by accident anywhere except where the
gate was.

If you don't have such an option it seems you have two choices.

Pad the area around the crib and leave her in it. None of mine ever
really hurt themselves falling out of bed. I won't tell you to ignore
the possibility that they would, but that's what I would do.

or

Move her to a mattress on the floor or a regular bed. You will have
to train her to stay in the bed in that case.


 




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