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I always thought I had this quiet, non risk taking child. How wrong could I be!!
He can escape from his cot at 16 months. :eek:
I thought I could get away with no bed for a long time to come, but apparently not. LOL
Just wanted to check out when other kids learnt to climb out. Was it a bit of a shock??
The only reason I'm so surprised with O is that he is usually really careful not to hurt himself etc and his height is about average for a 12 month old!! Don't even ask me how he gets over there. :rolleyes:
Anyway, just curious.
E and Monkey O :p
hello happy rady! im afraid once they start there really isnt much of a solution except to put them in a low big bed, with a little rail on the side, at least this has been my experience. Cooper was a shocking climber but for some reason never tried to get out of his cot, not even once, but Thomas i had to put in a big bed from about 15mths as he kept climbing out of the cot and hurting himself. have fun!!! hehe :)
Hmmm I suspected as much.
Maybe I should get one of those cots that looks like a cage?? :rolleyes:
He sleeps well during the day, but would never go straight to bed with out whinging a little. So I guess I'll have to lie down with him.
Hmm so now I will fall asleep too and never get anything done!! :rolleyes:
The other option would be to put him to sleep in a portacot for a couple of months ... they generally have higher sides and with the softer sides they are harder to get a grip on for climbing out.
I had Bella in a big bed at 15 mths and she took to it straight away - I just had to change her sleep times so that she was ready to drop off when i put her in there and she adjusted with the minimum of fuss - even in the daytime!
Daniel went into a big bed at 17 mths - not because he was getting out ... because he was too big for his portacot!
With both of them ... I used bedrails, made sure they could get in and out of their beds (sturdy box or stool at the the end) and closed their door! I even employed the help of a door barrier to "help" them adjust to the fact that they had to stay in their room. It got to the point where after a week, I could just pretend to put it on and they believed it was there, so just went to sleep after a little playtime.
Going into a big bed doesn't have to be too much of a pain for Mum ... you just need to when to cage them and when not to ;) ;) ;)
Thanks for the tips!!! We need all the help we can get! We tried the porta cot the day he got out of the other cot and he can climb straight over it. What amazes me is that he is so short for his age (16 months, 75cm!!) and he still gets over. :rolleyes:
The night time isn't a problem as we co sleep to go to sleep (he is very afraid of the dark) and then he goes into his bed in our room and sleeps through. The day is our major problem. He was good yesterday though, and realised that he was tired and went straight to sleep. Hopefully we are onto a good thing??!!
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