What do you do when the little one crawls out of the crib
What have you done when you were in Barbara's situation? It seems her little one is working on her escape routine. Barbara writes:
My 20-month old daughter figured it out last week when she was mad at me for not letting her go outside in the rain with the dogs. But, since then it hasn't been a problem and she's gone down for naps and bed just fine. Until today. I put her down for her nap and turned around to turn off some lights and when I looked back she was hanging off the top rail. Luckily I caught her before she hit the floor. I tried again, but she started right back up. I ended up pulling out the pack and play, which is slightly taller, and it seems like it might be working - she threw her leg up but wasn't able to get it over the higher ends and didn't try the sides. The issue is that I borrowed this pack and play from my sister-in-law and was thinking I could return it when we see her in 2 weeks.
I'm hoping this is a one-time thing, but what if it isn't? We have hardwood floors which wouldn't be great to fall onto. Do we go to a toddler bed and if so, how do you make sure she stays in it and goes to sleep when we leave the room? Any other ideas? And yes, when we lowered the crib we did drop it to the lowest level.