It's a coming of age moment in a toddler's life. The day that said Toddler officially falls out of her crib. This weekend was the day.
Autumn fell out of her crib this weekend. It was, as you can imagine, a scary moment. Especially since I was in her room when it happened.
It was nap time. She wasn't really getting the idea, even after stories and downtime. So, with the lights off, I tried a trick that worked a couple of times in the past. I laid down on the floor in her room and closed my eyes. The thinking is, she'll see me asleep and copy me.
Only, this time, she decided to join me.
When the crash came, it freaked me out. One second I'm laying on the ground, the next second there's a thump followed by a wail. And I look over and autumn's head is right beside mine. I'm serious, she missed me by about three inches. had our heads hit, this message might not have the same tone.
They didn't. And outside of being seriously freaked out, Autumn was okay. Rhona came running (she heard the thump) and we all just hugged. After about 20 minutes, she was calmed down enough to go play again. No nap.
Next step. A toddler bed. This is the signal. When she can get out of the crib it's time to get her out of the crib.